1st prize: $10,000
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.
2nd prize: $2,000
3rd prize: $1,000
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.
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.
Whether your idea is a scribble on a piece of paper, a finished design or a working prototype, we want to hear about it.
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.
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.
How inventive is the product idea? What important function does it offer that didn’t exist before?
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?
How difficult would the product be to produce? What sort of profit margins could be achieved?