Congratulations to our 2023 Idea Corner Winner!


Congratulations to Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport, winner of our 2023 Idea Corner Award! 


Our 2023 Idea Corner Award is Sponsored by:

New ideas offer solutions to important issues pertaining to snow removal and the many tasks associated with it! The International Aviation Snow Symposium conducts an Idea Corner, which is fashioned after the American Association of Airport Executives Idea Corner held at the Annual Conference each year. Our Idea Corner is open to anyone in airport management, operations or maintenance. Judging is by ballot during the Snow Symposium. First place will receive $300, second place will receive $200 and third place will receive $100.

Ideas that are entered are displayed on a continuous loop on a video screen throughout the event. Your submissions should be uploaded via the form link below. The video you submit will need to be no longer than 90 seconds and should include the development and operation of your product. The video can be taken using your phone or video camera and may be a collection of video clips.  Please note submissions will be accepted in advance as well as on site at our 2023 Snow Symposium.

2019 Winners:
   -1st Place: Aspen-Pitkin County Airport
   -2nd Place:  Blue Grass Airport
   -3rd Place:  Lehigh Valley International Airport

2022 Winners:
   -1st Place: Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson
   -2nd Place:  Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

2023 Winners:
   -1st Place:  Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

Submission Instructions:

   1.  Click the link below and take the form
   2.  Within the form please provide a description of your idea or, use the file upload to share a video/picture of  your ideas!


Accepted Entry Types:

  • Video - no longer than 1.5 minutes, (YouTube format preferred, use the file upload button within the registration form)
  • Photos - up to 10 photos, (use the file upload button within the registration form)
  • Slides - up to 5 PowerPoint Slides, (use the file upload button within the registration form)
  1. Your entry needs to relate to one of the following:
    - A winter weather condition at an airport such as snow or ice removal
    - Equipment modification or new equipment made exclusively by entrant and not by a manufacturer
    - Devices to better measure runway or airport weather conditions, etc.
  2. Along with your submission, please include the name of the facility where you work, your name and title along with the other people involved with product development and a brief description explaining what you've done.
Any entries received after the deadline will not be accepted due to the time required to edit and develop the Idea Corner display at the Snow Symposium.

If you have any questions about submitting your videos or need assistance, please contact the NEC/AAAE Chapter Office:  [email protected]

All submissions become the property of the International Aviation Snow Symposium.