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2022 LLEAP Awards Entries are Due July 19

2022 LLEAP Awards Entries are Due July 19

Lift and Access magazine is continuing to seek entries for its 2022 LLEAP Awards program.

The Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards recognize innovative equipment, support products, and services introduced during the previous 12 months. Enter your innovative new products for your chance to join a distinguished set of honorees. 

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The 2022 awards will recognize products that have been introduced into the North American market between June 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022, and are currently available in North America. Here’s what you need to know to enter.

Eligible products and services:

  • Brand new models or services
  • Products or services that existed in other markets but are new to North America
  • Existing products or services that have been redesigned or modified extensively and re-introduced

LLEAP Entry Categories

In 2022, Lift and Access updated some of the LLEAP product categories to better reflect the market it serves. Please review the information below carefully. Some categories have changed.

  • MEWPs: Self-propelled boom lifts; manually or self-propelled scissor, mast, or other vertical lifts; compact lifts; specialty lifts
  • Vehicle-Mounted Aerial Lifts: Trailer- or truck-mounted elevating devices or work platforms
  • Material Handlers: Rough-terrain vertical-mast forklifts and telescopic-boom handlers (fixed and rotating)
  • Features and Components: Features developed by an OEM or supplier that are integral to an OEM’s new or existing MEWP, vehicle-mounted-lift, or material handler
  • Aftermarket Support Products and Services: Products and services developed and sold specifically for equipment users


The LLEAP judging panel is made up of industry experts involved in the operation, rental, sale, and servicing of aerial platforms and lifting equipment. In evaluating each entry, the judges look for innovative features and technology; perceived value; productivity for owners and users; and overall benefit to the industry, owners, and users.

In each of the five product categories, the top-scoring entry receives a Gold Award, and the second-highest-scoring entry receives a Silver Award.

The Gold and Silver Award winners will be recognized in the November-December 2022 issue of Lift and Access magazine and will receive a glass trophy. In addition, all LLEAP Award finalist products will be listed on the Lift and Access website.


How to Enter

Enter your product(s) and service(s) in the 2022 LLEAP Awards competition using the online form at

The first entry from each company costs $475. Each additional entry is $275.

Each entry should include:

  • A high-resolution (300 dpi) photo or diagram of the product
  • A high-resolution (300 dpi) photo or a scalable art file of your company logo
  • A description (up to 600 words) of the product, its features, and its capabilities. Include the model name; the product’s list price when it was introduced; any important specifications, such as capacity, platform or hook height; key features; and highlights of how it is different from other products. Be sure to address the key criteria listed above (innovation, perceived value, productivity, and overall value), as well as any unique features.
  • Highly recommended: video that shows the product in action or provides a walk-through demonstration of its features.
  • Optional but recommended: product literature or other visual aids that help judges understand the particulars of the entry.


**Please note: Misrepresentation of product details or specifications submitted could lead to disqualification


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