About the Contest

What’s the Coolest Product Made in SC?

South Carolina is home to thousands of manufacturers that create products used every day throughout the world. Creativity, innovation, and a commitment to excellence are just a few of the characteristics to describe the Palmetto State’s makers… so let’s celebrate by picking the Coolest Product Made in SC.

Eligibility & Voting

Here are the rules:

  • Any product made in South Carolina may be nominated for Manufacturing Madness – The Coolest Thing Made in SC. There is no limit on the number of products that a person may nominate.
  • The product must be made in South Carolina. The manufacturer’s headquarters do not need to be in South Carolina.
    • The product must be made using a manufacturing process. For example, a restaurant that makes “made to order” pizzas would not qualify but a food manufacturer that mass-produces frozen pizzas would. Not sure if your product qualifies? Contact us.
  • A company can have multiple products nominated for Manufacturing Madness but only one product per company will be allowed into the First Round (Top 16 products).
  • Winning companies are prohibited from participating in the contest for one year, while each winning product is indefinitely prohibited from being nominated again.
  • Voting is open to the public.
    • Nominations will be accepted from February 7, 2022 through 11:59 p.m. on February 25, 2022.
    • Voting during the Popular Vote Round will occur February 28 through March 4, 2022, with the ability to vote for 5 products.
    • In the First, Second, and Final rounds, a voter may vote in each bracketed contest once. (See contest dates below.)

Questions? Contact us.

Contest Schedule


February 7-25, 2022

Popular Vote

February 28- March 4, 2022

1st Round of Bracket Voting for Top 16

March 7-11, 2022

2nd Round of Bracket Voting for Top 8

March 14-18, 2022

Final Round of Voting

March 21-25, 2022

Winner Announced! 

March 30, 2022


We will be accepting product nominations from February 7-25, 2022. Sign-up for contest notifications and reminders here!