From Appliance magazine:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is accepting entries for the International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards through Sept. 14, 2012. Awards will be accepted for Home Appliances and in 28 other product categories.
The 2013 Best of Innovations Honorees will be announced Nov. 12, 2012 at the association's New York Press Preview and will be showcased at the 2013 International CES.
Two new product categories in 2013 are Tech for a Better World and Accessible and Universal Design Technologies.
Tech for a Better World recognizes technologies that share a common goal and the ability to impact the world in a positive way, either domestically, or around the globe. Accessible and Universal Design Technologies focuses on technologies that have innovative features that enable ease of use by anyone, including, but not limited to, seniors and people with disabilities, regardless of cognitive ability, hearing, mobility, visual or other impairments.
More information can be found here.