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  Entry Form 2014 Awards Info 2014 Maddak Awards Winners Maddak Intercollegiate Challenge

 

40th Annual MADDAK AWARDS
2014 AOTA Conference 
Baltimore, MD
April 2014

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.

 

New for 2014 an Intercollegiate Challenge has been added pitting school against school; each vying for the soon-to-be coveted Maddak Challenge trophy. To learn more about this go to Maddak Intercollegiate Challenge.

 

The 2014 Maddak Awards will be held during the AOTA Conference in Baltimore, MD. Entry set-up and judging will be on the morning of Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 in the Baltimore Convention Center, Room 343-344.  Set-up begins at 9:00am followed by judging at 9:45am. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Professional

 

Student

 

 

1st Prize

$1,000.00

$500.00

2nd Prize

$500.00

$250.00

 

3rd Prize

$100.00

$150.00

 


People's Choice Award

Conference attendees will have the chance to vote on their favorite Maddak Awards entry.  The winning entry will be awarded a gift basket full of OT inspired ADLs worth over $300.

 


Maddak Awards Intercollegiate Challenge

School vs. school, OT program vs. OT program - Does your school have what it takes to win the 2014 Maddak Intercollegiate Challenge? To learn more about this go to Maddak Intercollegiate Challenge.


 

Rules

  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 3rd, 2014 at 9:00am for entry setup up and judging.  Competition will be held in the Baltimore Convention Center, Room 343-344.
  4. Contestant, or designated representative, should be present for the Awards Presentations on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 9:00am at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Loch Raven room.
  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, March 31, 2014.

If sending via mail, send to:

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

Voice: 800-443-4926
Fax:
973-305-0841
Email:
AwardsCoordinator@maddak.com