COMPANY CATEGORIES

Reseller of the Year

Open to resellers who supply and implement technology on a local level.  You will be an organisation that primarily deals in supplying technology hardware via a third party, typically an installer and/or have the capabilities to design an AV systems to match client needs and expectations.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Company objectives and overall strategy:

  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of ‘customer’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business to set the scene.
  • For distributors, what value are they providing to resellers – why are they using the distie’s services, what does the distie offer that makes them stand out? What value do they bring to their vendor partners?
  • For resellers and systems integrators, what value do they provide to their end user customers?
  • How is the company moving the industry forward? Does it demonstrate a clear strategy for the future?

 

How are you innovating:

  • We’re looking for companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing to market new concepts, products and solutions, and how they stand out from the competition. Innovation could also include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.
  • For distributors, how have they influenced final go-to-market product and strategy for their ‘customers’. Resellers and systems integrators should talk about solutions, service and support.

 

Product development:

  • Examples of customer success and technological innovation should be stated clearly. How are they delivering real benefits to the end user organisation in terms of improved efficiency, ROI, investment protection and cost reduction. 
  • It would also be nice to see proper numbers and stats as evidence of growth.

 

Supporting material:

  • Video and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf


    Each shortlisted entrant will nominate a person/team to present a 5-10 minute summary of their entry. They will enter the room, introduce themselves briefly and begin their summary, followed by questions from the judges.

     

    We’re not marking on the style of their presentations but on the quality of the information being provided. We’re after facts. 

Systems Integrator of the Year

Open to integrator organisations that consults, designs and implements an integrated solution that meets the clients requirements and specifications on an enterprise level. They will be committed to an entire AV project; from design to fabrication, construction to installation, from delivery to training and commissioning to the service and maintenance that will be required to achieve long term results. 

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award: outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Company objectives and overall strategy: ideally we’d like to see examples of ‘customer’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business to set the scene.

 

For distributors, what value are they providing to resellers – why are they using the distie’s services, what does the distie offer that makes them stand out? What value do they bring to their vendor partners?

 

For resellers and systems integrators, what value do they provide to their end user customers?

 

How is the company moving the industry forward? Does it demonstrate a clear strategy for the future?

 

How are you innovating: we’re looking for companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing to market new concepts, products and solutions, and how they stand out from the competition. Innovation could also include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.

 

For distributors, how have they influenced final go-to-market product and strategy for their ‘customers’. Resellers and systems integrators should talk about solutions, service and support.

 

Product development: examples of customer success and technological innovation should be stated clearly. How are they delivering real benefits to the end user organisation in terms of improved efficiency, ROI, investment protection and cost reduction.  It would also be nice to see proper numbers and stats as evidence of growth.

 

Supporting material: video and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf


Each shortlisted entrant will nominate a person/team to present a 5-10 minute summary of their entry. They will enter the room, introduce themselves briefly and begin their summary, followed by questions from the judges.

 

We’re not marking on the style of their presentations but on the quality of the information being provided. We’re after facts. 

Distributor of the Year

Open to trade distributors of any kind of equipment or software used in AV which have operations based in EMEA.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Company objectives and overall strategy:

  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of ‘customer’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business to set the scene.
  • For distributors, what value are they providing to resellers – why are they using the distie’s services, what does the distie offer that makes them stand out? What value do they bring to their vendor partners?
  • For resellers and systems integrators, what value do they provide to their end user customers?
  • How is the company moving the industry forward? Does it demonstrate a clear strategy for the future?

 

How are you innovating:

  • We’re looking for companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing to market new concepts, products and solutions, and how they stand out from the competition. Innovation could also include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.
  • For distributors, how have they influenced final go-to-market product and strategy for their ‘customers’. Resellers and systems integrators should talk about solutions, service and support.

 

Product development:

  • Examples of customer success and technological innovation should be stated clearly. How are they delivering real benefits to the end user organisation in terms of improved efficiency, ROI, investment protection and cost reduction.  
  • It would also be nice to see proper numbers and stats as evidence of growth.

 

Supporting material:

  • Video and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf

    Each shortlisted entrant will nominate a person/team to present a 5-10 minute summary of their entry. They will enter the room, introduce themselves briefly and begin their summary, followed by questions from the judges.

     

    We’re not marking on the style of their presentations but on the quality of the information being provided. We’re after facts.

Manufacturer of the Year

Open to manufacturers of any kind of equipment or software used in AV which have operations based in EMEA. Entries must be supplied direct from manufacturers or their subsidiaries, or via sole distributors in the manufacturer’s name.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Company objectives and overall strategy:

  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of ‘customer’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business to set the scene.
  • For distributors, what value are they providing to resellers – why are they using the distie’s services, what does the distie offer that makes them stand out? What value do they bring to their vendor partners?
  • For resellers and systems integrators, what value do they provide to their end user customers?
  • How is the company moving the industry forward? Does it demonstrate a clear strategy for the future?

 

How are you innovating:

  • We’re looking for companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing to market new concepts, products and solutions, and how they stand out from the competition. Innovation could also include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.
  • For distributors, how have they influenced final go-to-market product and strategy for their ‘customers’. Resellers and systems integrators should talk about solutions, service and support.

 

Product development:

  • Examples of customer success and technological innovation should be stated clearly. How are they delivering real benefits to the end user organisation in terms of improved efficiency, ROI, investment protection and cost reduction.  
  • It would also be nice to see proper numbers and stats as evidence of growth.

 

Supporting material:

  • Video and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf

    Each shortlisted entrant will nominate a person/team to present a 5-10 minute summary of their entry. They will enter the room, introduce themselves briefly and begin their summary, followed by questions from the judges.

     

    We’re not marking on the style of their presentations but on the quality of the information being provided. We’re after facts. 

AV Production, Staging & Rental Company of the Year:

Open to companies involved in event production, from launches, conferences, parties, awards ceremonies and balls through to brand experiences, corporate events, opening and closing ceremonies and outdoor events. Open to staging and rental companies working with end user events clients. They may be specialist (local or operating in specific vertical markets), or general, operating nationally or in a range of markets.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Company objectives and overall strategy:

  • Ideally, we’d like to see examples of ‘customer’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business to set the scene
  • For distributors, what value are they providing to resellers – why are they using the distie’s services, what does the distie offer that makes them stand out? What value do they bring to their vendor partners?
  • For resellers and systems integrators, what value do they provide to their end-user customers?
  • How is the company moving the industry forward? Does it demonstrate a clear strategy for the future?

 

How are you innovating:

  • We’re looking for companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing to market new concepts, products and solutions, and how they stand out from the competition. Innovation could also include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.
  • For distributors, how have they influenced final go-to-market product and strategy for their ‘customers’. Resellers and systems integrators should talk about solutions, service, and support.

 

Product development:

  • Examples of customer success and technological innovation. How are they delivering real benefits to the end user organisation in terms of improved efficiency, ROI, investment protection and cost reduction.  
  • It would also be nice to see proper numbers and stats as evidence of growth.

 

Supporting material: 

  • Video and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf

AVIXA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Integrated Experience

For this year only, this award celebrates the successes in the AV industry of using AV technology to create integrated experiences.  In honour of AV Magazine’s 20th anniversary, this award will recognise innovative service providers - consulting firms, integrators or live events companies that can demonstrate their success with integrated experiences over the last 20 years.

 

Qualified applicants must be enterprise-level members of AVIXA (Bronze, Silver or Gold)

A winning entry should detail a collection of projects that show how AV was used to create integrated experiences.

 

Award entries should answer the following questions:

 

  1. Why are integrated experiences important to your company and to the AV industry as a whole?
  2. For the projects that showcase IX:

      • What was the solution to the objectives and how did your organisation arrive at this solution?
      • What were the results? Please be as specific as possible.
      • Any other important factors that were meaningful to the success of the project? What was unique or new?