Controlled Environments is proud to announce its fourth annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best Cleanroom Products of the Year. The awards celebrate excellence in product design and performance for tools, equipment, and materials used in all areas of clean and controlled environment performance and operation. Equipment and product suppliers are invited to submit their products for this prestigious award.

There is no fee to enter.

The winning products will be featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Controlled Environments and online at They will also be celebrated on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn social media accounts. Winners will also receive a certificate as a Best Cleanroom Product of 2018.

Hurry, the March 2 deadline is approaching! 


Products submitted for consideration in this competition should be: 1) used in a clean or controlled environment; 2) currently available for purchase or license; 3) released within the past year. Products submitted to previous Readers’ Choice contests are not eligible for the 2018 contest.

One winner will be selected in each of the following categories:

  • Apparel
  • Benches, Enclosures
  • Cleanroom Components
  • Cleanroom Consumables
  • Critical Cleaning
  • Furniture
  • Monitoring/Instrumentation
  • Water/Chemical/Gases and Related Equipment

How to Enter

Please read the instructions below carefully to make sure your entry includes all the necessary items for submission. 

Product description

Submitters must provide a rational technical discussion as to why the product should receive an award in no more than 250 words. (Submissions with more than 250 words may be disqualified.) URLs may be provided where additional information on the submitted product may be obtained but will not be accepted in lieu of the 250 word description. This description will be used for judging — if your product is among the winners it will also be included in a feature article. Please focus on specifics about the product and its application(s). Superlative and comparative language will be edited.

Hi-res image

Each submission must be accompanied by one hi-res image (300 dpi or higher in jpg or tif format.) The image must be a product shot only. Images that include descriptive text or product data may be disqualified.  

Entry submission and deadline

There is a three (3) product limit submitted by an individual submitter or organization. There is no entry fee. If you are submitting more than one product, you must submit each separately. Incomplete entries will not be considered for an award. 

Please email your complete entry to MaryBeth.DiDonna@advantagemedia.comPlease put “Readers’ Choice Entry” as the subject line.

Please attach:  

  • Word doc that contains the name of the product, 250-word product description, thumbnail of the product image, and contact information.
  • Separate hi-res product image (do not embed in the Word doc)

All entries must be received by 5 pm EST on Friday, March 2, 2018.

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If you have additional questions about the Readers’ Choice Awards, please contact MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor of Controlled Environments, at or 973-920-7045.

Good luck!

Want to see our history of winners?

Click here to view the 2015 Readers' Choice winners. 

Click here to view the 2016 Readers' Choice winners.

Click here to view the 2017 Readers' Choice winners.