2019 PIA Legend

1st prize: $10,000

Liam O'Reilly

The 2019 Reece Product Innovation Award has been an incredible success with nearly 300 entries submitted. Many of these were big, groundbreaking ideas. We're excited to announce that Liam O'Reilly from WA is taking home the $10,000 cash prize. Congratulations Liam on becoming the first ever PIA legend.

Graham Pike

2nd prize: $2,000

Tony Buhin

3rd prize: $1,000

The Product Innovation Award is an incredible opportunity for plumbers to help create innovative, new plumbing products with the potential to partner with Reece and bring their idea to life.
Let’s shape the future of our industry.

Got an idea for a clever little tool, a fabulous fitting or a revolutionary hot water system? This is your chance to share it with the world.

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It starts with an idea.

If you’ve ever had big idea for a clever product that could make plumbers lives easier, then this is the break you’ve been waiting for.

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Leave your mark.

Whether your idea is a scribble on a piece of paper, a finished design or a working prototype, we want to hear about it.

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$10,000 up for grabs.

All entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts from Reece. The best idea will be awarded a massive $10,000 first prize.

How to enter.

Entering the Product Innovation Award is easy. All you need to do is write a short description of your idea and spell out the problem it solves. A sketch, technical drawing or photo of a prototype is helpful but not essential.

All finalists will be required to present their idea in person to a panel of judges in Melbourne on Thursday 21 November.

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Competition opens:  
Monday 16 September 2019

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Competition closes:  
Sunday 27 October 2019

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Finalists announced:  
Friday 8 November 2019

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Pitch date:  
Thursday 21 November 2019

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Winner announced:  
Monday 25 November 2019

Judging Criteria

Entries for the Product Innovation Award will be judged on 4 main criteria to determine the potential and feasibility of each idea.



How inventive is the product idea? What important function does it offer that didn’t exist before?


Market Potential

What is the possible size of the market for this product? How many people are likely to use it?



How useful is the product idea? Does it save users lots of time and effort over existing products?


Commercial Viability

How difficult would the product be to produce? What sort of profit margins could be achieved?