The Fine Print

UBM Canon reserves the right to withhold or withdraw awards given for any product later found not to be in the form described in the entry or found not to qualify under the official MDEA rules. UBM Canon reserves the right to clarify or amend the rules and procedures pertaining to the MDEA competition at any time.

MDEA finalists and winners must not cite the award in any way that states or implies that: (a) UBM Canon, MD+DI, or any sponsor of or participant in the competition endorses the product; (b) the device was actually tested or that its scientific principles were validated as part of the competition; or (c) the award is a confirmation of the safety and efficacy of the device or of any of the claims made concerning the device.

When citing the award in advertising, promotional material, or publicity concerning an MDEA-finalist or MDEA-winning company or business, the following language is recommended to ensure there is no misunderstanding about the award: "Award is based upon descriptive materials submitted to the jurors; the jurors and the competition operators did not verify the accuracy of any submission or of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given."

The competition operators may publicize the competition and its outcome, including the names and likenesses of the finalist and winning products; the proprietors of the finalist and winning products; and the names and likenesses of the individuals who contributed to the finalist and winning products.

Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstances unless explicitly stated by UBM Canon.