Recognizing and rewarding the most innovative products,
services, and companies in the optics and photonics industry

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Complete your entry on or beforeApril 29th


Honoring the best in optics and photonics innovation.

The 2024 Laser Focus World program recognizes technology developers demonstrating excellence in serving the optics and photonics community.

We are seeking submissions in the following categories:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Bio-Optics
  • Detectors & Imaging
  • Fiber Optics
  • Industrial Lasers Systems
  • Lasers & Sources
  • Manufacturing Equipment for Photonic Components
  • Optics
  • Positioning, Support, & Accessories
  • Research: Applications & Case Studies
  • Software
  • Spectroscopy
  • Test & Measurement
  • Quantum Technologies

If your product is original, innovative, saves your client money, is more efficient than products currently available, and has a novel approach, complete your nomination today.

Early Bird Deadline: April 1, 2024 

Early Bird Price: $695

Final Entry Deadline: April 29, 2024

Regular Submission Price: $795


Honorees have made groundbreaking contributions to the optics and photonics industry and
are recognized as leaders and innovators to the largest collection of industry professionals,
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Being an honoree is validation of your product, project or application from a credible third party to the optics and photonics industry. It’s a great way to reinforce the quality of your innovation to existing and potential customers.

Being recognized with a 2024 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards is an additional tool for your team to use as part of their sales pitch. Companies recognized with this prestigious distinction can better compete for business as recognized honorees who are less risky for potential customers.

Honorees rise above the competition and instantly tell the optics and photonics industry that their innovation is unique and worthy of review.

How To Submit

Creating An Account

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  • After you have created your account you’ll be prompted to submit your entry. Click here to begin your entry.
  • If you are interrupted and don’t have time to complete your entry your entry will be saved as IN PROGRESS until you have time to complete it. If you forgot your password click “lost password” Any required fields that are not filled in will be highlighted in red when you hit SAVE
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Submission Rates

  • Early Bird Entry Rate: $695 per entry received on or pior to April 1, 2024
  • Regular Entry Rate (April 29, 2024): $795 per entry

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Selection Process
Each Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards Entry Should Address the Following:

  • How your product/service/software helps customers meet their objectives, reduce operational expenses, and/or develop new revenue sources.
  • The unique features of this product or solution as it compares to competing solutions

Judges Will Review Your Entry Based on the Following Criteria:

  • Originality
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact on the customer
  • How well it addresses a new or existing requirement
  • Novelty of approach
  • Cost-effectiveness

Make Sure to Include the Following in Your Judges Packet:

  • A spec sheet – detailing the parameters the product or service is designed to meet.
  • A brief technical description of how the product works.
  • A photo or photos
  • Please Note: No more than 5 extra pages of documentation, including spec sheets, are allowed. Pictures, diagrams and/or charts do not count toward your 5 pages.



We want your entry to be as powerful and impressive as possible. Here are a few tips that will let the judges see your entry in the most favorable light.

Block time out on your calendar. Map out some time on your schedule so you can focus on your entry. Use specific, quantitative, and instantly credible language. Avoid the urge to just copy and paste the text from your marketing collateral or website.

Be sure to answer the following questions about the product/service/software. How does your product/service/software help customers meet their objectives? How does it reduce operational expenses and/or develop new revenue sources? What are the unique features of this product as it compares to competing solutions? What makes it innovative?

Get input from the technical/engineering team. Coworkers at your company can help provide specific examples on how the development impacts the machine vision community.

Download a preview of the entry form and compile your answers before completing the online entry. Once you’ve compiled your data review your draft and confirm it clearly demonstrates one of the following criteria: Originality, Innovation, Positive impact on the customer, How well it addresses a new or existing requirement, Novelty of approach, Cost-effectiveness.

Back up your claims with supporting evidence such as charts, tables, or testimonials. Make it as easy as possible for the judges to look at your entry in the most favorable light.


Early Bird Deadline: April 1, 2024

Price: $695

Submission Deadline: April 29, 2024

Price: $795


Jessica Ross 
Program Manager

Laser Focus World Team


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