Lift and Access Announces Call for Entries for 2019 LLEAP Awards

Lift and Access magazine is now seeking entries for its 2019 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.

The 2019 awards will recognize products that have been introduced into the North American market between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019, and are currently available for purchase in North America. Here’s what you need to know to enter.

Eligible products and services include:

  • 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

New for 2019, Lift and Access has updated some of its product categories to better reflect the market it serves. Please review the information below carefully, as some categories may 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/work platforms
  • Material Handlers: Rough-terrain vertical-mast forklifts and telescopic-boom handlers (fixed and rotating)
  • MCWPs: Mast climbing work platforms and custom powered access solutions
  • Features and Components: Features developed by an OEM or supplier that are integral to an OEM’s design for a new or existing MEWP, vehicle-mounted-lift, or material handler
  • Aftermarket Support Products or 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 will 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 six product categories, the top-scoring entry will receive a Gold Award, and the second-highest-scoring entry will receive a Silver Award.

The Gold and Silver Award winners will be recognized in the November-December 2019 issue of Lift and Access magazine and will receive a glass trophy. In addition, all LLEAP Award finalist products will be listed in Lift and Access, as well as in an ebook dedicated solely to the year’s top products.

How to Enter

Enter your product(s) and service(s) in the 2019 LLEAP Awards competition using the online form. The first entry from each company will cost $475, and each additional entry will be $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 on the market. 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 would help judges understand the particulars of the entry.
    **Please note: Misrepresentation of product details or specifications submitted could lead to disqualification

The deadline for entries is June 28, 2019.

If you have questions about the content or are interested in joining this year’s judging panel, contact Lift and Access Editor Karen Scally at or (248) 491-7477.

For help with the online entry system, contact Publisher Franci Motz at or (602) 445-3932.

Nominate your product, service, or equipment today for a chance to win!