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Participate in the NI Engineering Impact Awards

The Engineering Impact Awards is National Instruments’ annual technical application contest that showcases the most innovative projects customers are creating using NI hardware and software. This is your chance to share your incredible work and be recognized by the engineering community, NI leadership, and editors from around the globe.

Deadline Extended: You can submit your paper through January 31, 2017. Good luck!

Submit your paper

Finalists are notified in March and invited to attend the awards ceremony on May 23, 2017, during the NIWeek global conference, in Austin, Texas. For each paper that’s named a finalist, one author is awarded full reimbursement on an NIWeek 2017 conference and expo pass. In addition, each finalist’s application is featured on the main concourse during NIWeek and published on

Submission Resources

To help you get started on creating a winning paper, the Engineering Impact Awards Resource Kit includes the following:

  • Submission Template
  • Submission Checklist
  • Permission Form/Right to Publish
  • Official Rules

Download the resource kit

Submit your paper

Application Categories

Skim the seven 2017 Engineering Impact Awards categories and decide which fit your application

You can select all that apply during the submission process.

Featured Awards

All category winners are considered for the Application of the Year award, and additional featured awards, including the Humanitarian and Engineering Grand Challenges awards, will be also be presented during NIWeek.

Learn more about this year's featured awards