First phase deadline nears for Coolest Thing Made in Delaware contest


The first round of voting for the Coolest Thing Made in Delaware competition, hosted by The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC) and its affiliate, the Delaware Manufacturing Association (DMA), is nearing an end.

This inaugural contest highlights Delaware’s manufacturing sector —which employs 28,000 Delawareans.

With over 100 nominations received, more than 50 products from 40 companies across the First State are now competing in the next round of the contest. Manufacturers, employees, and consumers alike are welcome to participate in the voting. Votes can be cast once per day, per device, at htps:// 

After the popular vote round ends on February 29, the top 16 products — one per company — will compete in the bracket-style contest, ultimately culminating in one champion. The 2024 Coolest Thing Made in Delaware will be revealed at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Manufacturing & Policy Conference on March 28 at Delaware Technical Community College in Dover. 

Remaining 2024 Contest Schedule: 


February 22 – February 29 Popular Vote Round 

March 7 Top 16 Announced 

March 7 – March 13 1st Round of Bracket Voting 

March 14 Top 8 Announced 

March 14 – March 20 2nd Round of Bracket Voting 

March 21 Top 4 Announced 

March 21 – March 28 Final Round of Voting 

March 28 Winner Announced at the Spring Manufacturing & Policy Conference 

Visit to learn more and vote for what you believe to be the Coolest Thing Made in Delaware! You can also watch a promotional video here.

The Delaware Manufacturing Association (DMA) is an affiliate of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).