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  Entry Form 2016 Awards Info 2016 Maddak Awards Winners Maddak Intercollegiate Challenge




2016 AOTA Conference 
Chicago, IL - April 2016


Maddak Awards Breakfast

 The Maddak Awards Program was started to provide a forum for Occupational Therapy professionals and students to share their ideas and innovations with each other.


The OT professional is a born innovator - always looking for something that is "just a little better" for their clients' needs. When the right products can't be found or don't exist, they will make it. These inventions and innovations are important because they satisfy a need in the patient's rehab process. The Awards Program is a tribute to that creativity and dedication.


Held in conjunction with the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, OT professionals and students are invited to submit products they have invented or adapted to assist people with disabilities or recovering from illnesses and injuries.  Entries are judged by a panel of volunteer OT professionals and cash prizes are awarded.


The Intercollegiate Challenge, added in 2014, pits school against school; vying for the coveted Maddak Challenge trophy. To learn more about this go to Maddak Intercollegiate Challenge.


The 2016 Maddak Awards will be held during the AOTA Conference in Chicago, IL. Entry set-up and judging will be on the morning of Thursday, April 7, 2016.  Set-up begins at 9:00am followed by judging at 9:30am. (Times may change.)


Entries are classified as Professional or Student. Prizes are awarded as follows:







1st Prize



2nd Prize



3rd Prize





Maddak Awards Intercollegiate Challenge

School vs. school, OT program vs. OT program - Does your school have what it takes to win the 2016 Maddak Intercollegiate Challenge? To learn more about this go to Maddak Intercollegiate Challenge.



  1. Contestant may not enter any product that is commercially available.
  2. You must notify Maddak at the time of entry submission if funding or financial aid was received to develop the invention.
  3. Contestant, or a designated representative, must be present on the morning of Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 9:00am for entry setup up and judging in room W193AB in the convention center.    
  4. Contestant, or designated representative, should be present for the Awards Presentations on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00 - 8:30am in room W193AB in the convention center.
  5. Maximum number of entries per person is 2.

Entry Submission – Submit your entry via mail, fax, email or online

  1. Complete the Entry Form and submit to Maddak.
  2. Include a detailed description of design and function of product.
  3. Include a short description (200 words or less) that will be included in the Awards booklet and web page.
  4. Include a photograph of product in use or a sketch, to scale, of the invention.
  5. After receipt of your entry we will send you a confirmation email with additional details.


Please note that all entries remain the property of the developer. Marketing rights remain the property of the developer and no commitment or intent of commitment is implied by participation in the contest.


Entry Forms are due by Monday, March 28, 2016.

If sending via mail, send to:

Maddak Awards Coordinator
SP Ableware/Maddak
661 Route 23 South 
Wayne, NJ 07470

Voice: 800-443-4926