coolesthing_logo

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTED FINALISTS. AND A CHANCE TO VOTE ON THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD!

CONTEST INFORMATION

The nomination period opens August 1 and closes September 9. The winner will be announced during the Chamber’s Annual Meeting Luncheon in October and awarded the Coolest Thing Made in Colorado trophy along with the title and recognition of the Coolest Thing top winner for 2022.

Presented by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, this competition will showcase the many products made right here in Colorado. It’s a unique opportunity for Colorado manufacturers to put their best creations on display for the coveted title of Coolest Thing Made in Colorado.

NOMINATION RULES

  • The product must be manufactured in Colorado.
  • The company does not have to be located in Colorado, but the product must be manufactured in a Colorado-based facility.
  • The product must be made using a manufacturing process. For example, a restaurant that makes “made to order” pizzas would not qualify but a food manufacturer that mass-produces frozen pizzas would.
  • If a nomination does not meet the above criteria, it will not be entered into the contest. Due to time constraints, we are not able to notify nominators of these circumstances.
  • Winning companies are prohibited from participating in a future Coolest Thing contest for one year, while each winning product is indefinitely prohibited from being nominated again.
  • Companies may only have one product featured.
  • All individuals are encouraged to submit their favorite product. Self-nominations from companies are also encouraged.

VOTING RULES

  • Paid advertising to promote a product is not allowed. If a nominee is found to have used paid advertising to promote their product in the contest, they will be disqualified.
  • Nominated companies are encouraged to utilize organic social media, press, and other channels to promote their product in the contest, but they may also take a hands-off approach if they choose.
  • There is no cost to participate in the contest. Membership with the Colorado Chamber of Commerce is not required.
  • An independent panel of judges will review the nominations to select Coolest Thing winner and award additional categories or runners-up at their discretion.
  • Ten Finalists will be notified and invited to attend the Chamber’s Annual Meeting event for the reveal of Coolest Thing Made winner.

PRIZES

The company that manufactures the winning product will receive:

  • The Coolest Thing Made in Colorado trophy.
  • The official “Coolest Thing Made in Colorado” winner badge to be placed on company website.
  • Recognition and profile on The Coolest Thing Made in Colorado website.
  • Recognition at Colorado Chamber’s Annual Meeting event in October.
  • Coordinated media outreach promoting your win.
  • An exclusive profile in the Colorado Chamber’s Capitol Report newsletter.
  • An exclusive meeting with the Colorado Chamber President and CEO to discuss business priorities.
coolesthing_logo-1

Colorado Chamber of Commerce
1600 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-831-7411

© Copyright 2022 Colorado Chamber of Commerce. All Rights Reserved.