Flow Control has honored the fluid handling industry’s ongoing commitment to manufacturing excellence through our annual Innovation Awards program for nearly two decades. Each year, we are proud to present the latest innovations and technology breakthroughs in our industry based on an open nomination and reader voting process.

Nomination process

Nominations will be accepted through April 6. One nomination will be accepted per company division. High-resolution images should be submitted through the form. Nominees should be prepared to submit a case study and any other supporting materials requested in case they are recognized with an Innovation Award.

2018 Innovation Awards Entry Form

  • All submissions must be accompanied by a high-resolution image (300 dpi) at least 4 by 6 inches. By submitting this photo, you grant permission for publication in Flow Control magazine and on FlowControlNetwork.com.
    Accepted file types: jpg, tiff, eps.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Voting process

Open voting will take place on flowcontrolnetwork.com through June 29. The results of this voting process will be used to guide Flow Control staff in selecting Innovation Award winners. Winners will be announced online in September, and case studies on each of the winning technologies will be presented in the October print issue.


In addition to extensive company and product recognition through Flow Control’s full media platform (print, Web, e-media, social media), each winner will be honored with a personalized crystal trophy recognizing the manufacturer’s significant contribution to fluid handling application success.

Winners will also receive:

  • Featured coverage in the Innovation Awards section in the October issue of Flow Control magazine
  • Featured placement in the Innovation Awards sections on flowcontrolnetwork.com
  • Bonus coverage on Flow Control’s social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Featured in a press release announcement
  • An award logo they can proudly display wherever the product is mentioned

View the 2016 press release.

See past winners: 2017201620152014 | 2013 2012 | 2011 | 2010