Online registrations are now being accepted for the Eurobike 2012 Awards, with the deadline on July 20th 2012.
Now in their eighth year, the awards are hosted by Messe Friedrichshafen and organised by iF. Both exhibitors and non-exhibitors alike are invited to submit entries which should feature 'a high degree of innovation and design quality'.
Entries must also not have been available on the market for more than two years at the date of the show.
The awards will again include a special prize for 'outstanding ecological value' - the Eurobike Green Award.
There's a new list of categories for entries this year:
Hardtail, Enduro, Freerider, Downhill, Full Suspension, BMX, Dirt Bike
Cross Bike, Trekking Bike, Traveller Bike, All2terrain Bike
Racing Bike, Triathlon Bike, Time Machine, Fitness Bike, Speed Bike
City Bike, Folding Bike, Cruiser, Design Bike, Cargo Bike, Family Transportation
Recumbent Bike, Trishaw, Rickshaw Bike, Velomobile, Tandem
Mountain Bike, Cross Bike, Racing Bike, Urban Bike, Special2Purpose Bike, Rechargeable Batteries and Battery Chargers, Pedal Sensors, Brakes, Special Accessories
Pants, Shirts, Jackets, Shoes, Gloves
Frame, Handle Bar, Brakes, Gears, Crank Arm, Electrical Components, Pedal, Generator, Wheel, Fork, Saddle
Speedometer, Water Bottle, Bell, Air Pump, Handles, Bag, Light, Lock, Fenders, Tool Kit, Glasses, Helmet, Tyre
The jury will make their selection in August in Hannover and will award the most innovative entries a coveted Gold Award. The award winners will be celebrated at the show on August 29th 2012, while all the award-winning products will be on display from August 29th to September 1st at Foyer West during the entire show.