When it comes to line work, the right tools matter.

Tools and technology can make the difference between a lineman's efficiency on the job and lost productivity. To honor innovation in product development, T&D World and Utility Products are honoring innovation in product development with the third annual Top Tools of the Trade competition. This award program showcases the exhibitors of the International Lineman's Rodeo to recognize the talent and commitment of the people involved in every aspect of product development.

Who can enter?

UPDATE: The Top Tools of the Trade Awards program is open for any company that manufactures products for the electric utility industry.

2020 Categories

Climbing Gear






Why participate?

  • Receive feedback on all products entered from an expert panel of judges
  • Winners will elevate their brand with featured content on T&D World and Utility Products

Entry Details

All entries must be completed via the online application form. Save when you enter before July 10, 2020.  All entries are due by July 31,2020, to be considered. See a preview of the form questions here.

Information that will be requested on the short form includes: entrant and company contact details, product name, product description (50-200 words), product photo, optional additional file upload (press release, case study, etc).


Early Bird - Enter by July 10, 2020

Regular Rates - Enter by July 31, 2020

1 Product = $150

1 Product = $175

2-4 Products = $135 per product

2-4 Products = $158 per product

5+ Products  = $120 per product

5+ Products = $140 per product