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2022 Makers Madness Kicks Off

The third annual contest to celebrate Illinois’ incredible manufacturing sector. Nominations are open for this year’s Makers Madness: The Coolest Thing Made In Illinois, presented by Comcast Business.

Makers Madness is an online contest highlighting amazing manufacturers and their fantastic products made in our state. The contest is a partnership with Comcast Business, an innovation champion and technology provider to manufacturers across Illinois. Illinoisans will be able to nominate and vote for their favorite thing made in Illinois with a winner announced on April 27.

Illinois manufacturers are amazing, innovative, diverse and make our world a better place to live every single day, and together we are BOLDLY MOVING MAKERS FORWARD. The Illinois Manufacturers Association is partnering with Comcast Business – an innovation champion and technology provider for manufacturers across Illinois – to showcase these great manufacturers and Illinois-made products.

Last year, more than 300,000 votes were cast and the Self-Regulating Traffic Signal Heater from Termico Technologies was crowned as The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois.

Makers Madness nominations run through March 20. Nominations can be made only at www.MakersMadnessIL.com. Any product manufactured in Illinois can be nominated for the contest. Nominations close on March 20, and will be followed by several rounds of online voting, until we get to a final round with the top four products. The overall champion – and title of The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois – will be named on April 27.