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  Entry Form 2015 Awards Info 2015 Maddak Awards Winners Maddak Intercollegiate Challenge




2015 AOTA Conference 
Nashville, TN
April 2015

Maddak Awards Booth


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.


It is our tribute to the creativity, ingenuity and dedication of Occupational Therapy (OT) professionals and students who are continually looking for new ways to enhance the rehabilitation of their clients. 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.


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 2015 Maddak Awards will be held during the AOTA Conference in Nashville, TN. Entry set-up and judging will be in the Music City Center, Room 110AB on the morning of Thursday, April 16, 2015.  Set-up begins at 9:00am followed by judging at 9:45am. 


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







1st Prize



2nd Prize



3rd Prize




People's Choice Award

All conference attendees are invited to vote on their favorite Maddak Awards entry at the judging on Thursday morning  .  The winning entry will be awarded a gift basket full of OT inspired ADLs worth over $300.  Attendees can also vote on Thursday evening at the Maddak Awards booth #604 in the Exhibit Hall.  All entries will be on display!


Maddak Awards Intercollegiate Challenge

School vs. school, OT program vs. OT program - Does your school have what it takes to win the 2015 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, should be present on the morning of Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 9:00am for entry setup up and judging in the Music City Center, Room 110AB  
  4. Contestant, or designated representative, should be present for the Awards Presentations on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:00 - 8:30am in the Music City Center, Room 110AB.
  5. Maximum number of entries per person is 3.

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, April 6, 2015.

If sending via mail, send to:

Maddak Awards Coordinator
Maddak Inc. 
661 Route 23 South 
Wayne, NJ 07470

Voice: 800-443-4926