The awards are an important part of the Self-Service Innovation Summit, which runs from Dec. 14-16 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida.

Businesses and individuals that use self-service technology have an opportunity to nominate innovations they consider to be game changers for the annual Self-Service Innovation Awards, to be presented at the third annual Self-Service Innovation Summit, Dec. 14-16 in Hollywood, Florida.

Readers of Kiosk Marketplace, Vending Times and other Networld Media Group websites are invited to honor the most innovative solutions.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Innovation of the Year, B2B.
  • Innovation of the Year, B2C.
  • Accessibility Award.
  • Best COVID-19 Solution.
  • Reader’s Choice Award: Innovator of the Year.

The Accessibility Award is a new award in 2022. This award recognizes solutions that have made a product or service more accessible to people living with disabilities.

The Reader’s Choice Award: Innovator of the Year combines two awards from the prior two years. This award recognizes the person or company that consistently demonstrates leadership in self service. Winners in this category will be selected via a reader poll on and In prior years, there were separate awards for individual innovator and company innovator. This year, there is one award for both companies and individuals.

Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 7, 2022.

To qualify for an award, innovations/solutions must have been introduced on or after Oct. 7, 2022.

The Self-Service Innovation Awards will be presented during the Self-Service & Innovation Summit on Wednesday Dec. 15, 2022. The awards are an important part of the Summit, which runs from Dec. 14-16 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, an educational forum designed to improve the self-service industry’s professionalism and to educate technology users.

The awards will be presented at 5 p.m. following the conclusion of a full day of educational seminars, followed by a networking reception.

Readers to nominate innovations

A panel of judges will review the nominations and select the winners.

“These awards recognize the leaders in the self-service industry, accomplishments that have become increasingly important to consumers who have become more comfortable using technology,” Elliot Maras, editor of Vending Times and Kiosk Marketplace and SSIS panel moderator, said. “Consumers want to be able to access products and information in just about any and every environment, and these awards are an exciting event for Summit attendees.”

The awards nominations form can be accessed by clicking here.

The Self-Service Innovation Summit will draw thought leaders from retail, restaurants, hospitality, theme parks and entertainment, academia, office buildings operations, government services, banking and other industries to explore the technological advances empowering businesses to provide products and services when, where and how consumers purchase them,.

Qualified attendees who register for SSIS by Aug. 19, 2022 will receive an early bird discount. Registration information is available here.

About Networld Media Group

Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing in digital media, associations and events in the tech, banking, retail and food service industries. Online properties include,,,,,,,, and Annual events include the Fast Casual Executive Summit, the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, the Bank Customer Experience Summit (BCX), the Interactive Customer Experience Summit (ICX) and the Self-Service Innovation Summit.

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