Technology

AV Accessory of the Year

All support products including pro AV furniture, trolleys and stands, mounts, brackets, cages and rigging.


£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)


Date technology shipped


Technologies must have been shipped between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019


Brief explanation of technology


This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your technology should win an award


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


Evidence of technological innovation


·       This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand-new development.


·       For example, does the technology introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?


·       How easily does the technology integrate with others - both from the same vendor and others? Can the technology operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the technology been certified?


User benefit


·       This should describe how the technology has enabled your ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.


·       Some points to consider: Is the technology easy to install? Are its interfaces intuitive, or its functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the technology likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does it provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will it scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


·       Is the technology cost-effective as a solution? Can its RoI be easily justified? If the technology is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the technology be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success


This looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. Ideally, we’d like to see examples of your customers’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Customer Testimonials


Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material


Please show us what your tech can do. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what a video can do. If you’re doing amazing things then there’s nothing more powerful than actually seeing it. 


*For 2019 we are offering a professional video service. If you are exhibiting at a UK exhibition before June 2019 we will come and film your products and technology so your video can accompany your entry. 

Audio Technology of the Year

Audio products involved in installations across all sectors except production.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Date technology shipped


Technologies must have been shipped between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019


Brief explanation of technology


This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your technology should win an award


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


Evidence of technological innovation


·       This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand-new development.


·       For example, does the technology introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?


·       How easily does the technology integrate with others - both from the same vendor and others? Can the technology operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the technology been certified?


User benefit


·       This should describe how the technology has enabled your ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.


·       Some points to consider: Is the technology easy to install? Are its interfaces intuitive, or its functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the technology likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does it provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will it scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


·       Is the technology cost-effective as a solution? Can its RoI be easily justified? If the technology is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the technology be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success


This looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. Ideally, we’d like to see examples of your customers’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Customer Testimonials


Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material


Please show us what your tech can do. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what a video can do. If you’re doing amazing things then there’s nothing more powerful than actually seeing it. 


*For 2019 we are offering a professional video service. If you are exhibiting at a UK exhibition before June 2019 we will come and film your products and technology so your video can accompany your entry. 


Collaboration Technology of the Year

Video conferencing, telepresence, audio conferencing, web conferencing, or any other software environment, or ecosystem that delivers meaningful collaboration rather than communication functionality. Interactive touch screens should enter Communication Technology of the year if they are supporting collaboration environments.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Date technology shipped


Technologies must have been shipped between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019


Brief explanation of technology


This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your technology should win an award


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


Evidence of technological innovation


·       This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand-new development.


·       For example, does the technology introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?


·       How easily does the technology integrate with others - both from the same vendor and others? Can the technology operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the technology been certified?


User benefit


·       This should describe how the technology has enabled your ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.


·       Some points to consider: Is the technology easy to install? Are its interfaces intuitive, or its functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the technology likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does it provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will it scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


·       Is the technology cost-effective as a solution? Can its RoI be easily justified? If the technology is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the technology be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success


This looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. Ideally, we’d like to see examples of your customers’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Customer Testimonials


Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material


Please show us what your tech can do. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what a video can do. If you’re doing amazing things then there’s nothing more powerful than actually seeing it. 


*For 2019 we are offering a professional video service. If you are exhibiting at a UK exhibition before June 2019 we will come and film your products and technology so your video can accompany your entry. 


Communication Technology of the Year

Any hardware product that supports connectivity, communication and collaboration. This category focuses on basic communication functionality and includes all infrastructure devices, interactive screens and cameras, such as PTZ.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Date technology shipped


Technologies must have been shipped between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019


Brief explanation of technology


This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your technology should win an award


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


Evidence of technological innovation


·       This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand-new development.


·       For example, does the technology introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?


·       How easily does the technology integrate with others - both from the same vendor and others? Can the technology operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the technology been certified?


User benefit


·       This should describe how the technology has enabled your ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.


·       Some points to consider: Is the technology easy to install? Are its interfaces intuitive, or its functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the technology likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does it provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will it scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


·       Is the technology cost-effective as a solution? Can its RoI be easily justified? If the technology is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the technology be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success


This looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. Ideally, we’d like to see examples of your customers’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Customer Testimonials


Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material


Please show us what your tech can do. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what a video can do. If you’re doing amazing things then there’s nothing more powerful than actually seeing it. 


*For 2019 we are offering a professional video service. If you are exhibiting at a UK exhibition before June 2019 we will come and film your products and technology so your video can accompany your entry. 


AV Management and Control Technology of the Year

All audio and visual technologies fulfilling the role of management and control in a pro AV environment, including apps and software. Commercial control systems include keypads, control panels (audio, video, lighting), touch panel controls, remote controls used in both AV applications and applied integrated systems for energy control, building management and lighting control. This also includes integrated physical access control such as keypads, serial controllers, IP-enabled controllers, edge-based, extenders. Standalone software includes all software that is not integrated or packaged with other products for AV asset management, design, show control, collaboration, content creation, scheduling, content management and room management for many solutions such as digital signage, collaboration, cinema, live events, command and control.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Date technology shipped


Technologies must have been shipped between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019


Brief explanation of technology


This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your technology should win an award


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


Evidence of technological innovation


·       This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand-new development.


·       For example, does the technology introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?


·       How easily does the technology integrate with others - both from the same vendor and others? Can the technology operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the technology been certified?


User benefit


·       This should describe how the technology has enabled your ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.


·       Some points to consider: Is the technology easy to install? Are its interfaces intuitive, or its functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the technology likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does it provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will it scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


·       Is the technology cost-effective as a solution? Can its RoI be easily justified? If the technology is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the technology be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success


This looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. Ideally, we’d like to see examples of your customers’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Customer Testimonials


Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material


Please show us what your tech can do. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what a video can do. If you’re doing amazing things then there’s nothing more powerful than actually seeing it. 


*For 2019 we are offering a professional video service. If you are exhibiting at a UK exhibition before June 2019 we will come and film your products and technology so your video can accompany your entry. 


Digital Signage Technology of the Year

Digital signage technology solutions including displays, media players, servers, software and managed services to display content in out-of-home (OOH), public environments, and by multiple individuals simultaneously to convey information, advertising, or other forms of messaging.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Date technology shipped


Technologies must have been shipped between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019


Brief explanation of technology


This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your technology should win an award


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


Evidence of technological innovation


·       This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand-new development.


·       For example, does the technology introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?


·       How easily does the technology integrate with others - both from the same vendor and others? Can the technology operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the technology been certified?


User benefit


·       This should describe how the technology has enabled your ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.


·       Some points to consider: Is the technology easy to install? Are its interfaces intuitive, or its functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the technology likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does it provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will it scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


·       Is the technology cost-effective as a solution? Can its RoI be easily justified? If the technology is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the technology be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success


This looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. Ideally, we’d like to see examples of your customers’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Customer Testimonials


Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material


Please show us what your tech can do. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what a video can do. If you’re doing amazing things then there’s nothing more powerful than actually seeing it. 


*For 2019 we are offering a professional video service. If you are exhibiting at a UK exhibition before June 2019 we will come and film your products and technology so your video can accompany your entry. 


Display Technology of the Year

Projectors, LFD, LED, videowalls, projection screens.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Date technology shipped


Technologies must have been shipped between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019


Brief explanation of technology


This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your technology should win an award


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


Evidence of technological innovation


·       This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand-new development.


·       For example, does the technology introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?


·       How easily does the technology integrate with others - both from the same vendor and others? Can the technology operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the technology been certified?


User benefit


·       This should describe how the technology has enabled your ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.


·       Some points to consider: Is the technology easy to install? Are its interfaces intuitive, or its functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the technology likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does it provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will it scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


·       Is the technology cost-effective as a solution? Can its RoI be easily justified? If the technology is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the technology be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success


This looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. Ideally, we’d like to see examples of your customers’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Customer Testimonials


Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material


Please show us what your tech can do. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what a video can do. If you’re doing amazing things then there’s nothing more powerful than actually seeing it. 


*For 2019 we are offering a professional video service. If you are exhibiting at a UK exhibition before June 2019 we will come and film your products and technology so your video can accompany your entry. 


Interactive Technology of the Year

Products which use some kind of interactive function to communicate with the user/operator, such as touch, voice or other form of gesture. Egs include: Interactive large format displays (LFDs), including 4K displays and videowalls, LCDs, signage displays and touch panels.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Date technology shipped


Technologies must have been shipped between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019


Brief explanation of technology


This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your technology should win an award


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


Evidence of technological innovation


·       This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand-new development.


·       For example, does the technology introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?


·       How easily does the technology integrate with others - both from the same vendor and others? Can the technology operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the technology been certified?


User benefit


·       This should describe how the technology has enabled your ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.


·       Some points to consider: Is the technology easy to install? Are its interfaces intuitive, or its functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the technology likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does it provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will it scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


·       Is the technology cost-effective as a solution? Can its RoI be easily justified? If the technology is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the technology be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success


This looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. Ideally, we’d like to see examples of your customers’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Customer Testimonials


Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material


Please show us what your tech can do. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what a video can do. If you’re doing amazing things then there’s nothing more powerful than actually seeing it. 


*For 2019 we are offering a professional video service. If you are exhibiting at a UK exhibition before June 2019 we will come and film your products and technology so your video can accompany your entry. 


Production Technology of the Year

All audio visual technology involved in events, production, rental and staging.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Date technology shipped


Technologies must have been shipped between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019


Brief explanation of technology


This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your technology should win an award


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


Evidence of technological innovation


·       This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand-new development.


·       For example, does the technology introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?


·       How easily does the technology integrate with others - both from the same vendor and others? Can the technology operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the technology been certified?


User benefit


·       This should describe how the technology has enabled your ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.


·       Some points to consider: Is the technology easy to install? Are its interfaces intuitive, or its functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the technology likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does it provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will it scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


·       Is the technology cost-effective as a solution? Can its RoI be easily justified? If the technology is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the technology be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success


This looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. Ideally, we’d like to see examples of your customers’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Customer Testimonials


Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material


Please show us what your tech can do. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what a video can do. If you’re doing amazing things then there’s nothing more powerful than actually seeing it. 


*For 2019 we are offering a professional video service. If you are exhibiting at a UK exhibition before June 2019 we will come and film your products and technology so your video can accompany your entry. 


AV Processing and Distribution Technology of the Year

All audio visual technologies fulfilling the role of video processing and distribution in a pro AV environment. Video processors, signal routing and switching to include signal switchers, transmitters and matrix switchers (routers) that transmit and replicate control information and IP-based AV signals outside specialist applications (such as broadcast). 

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Date technology shipped


Technologies must have been shipped between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019


Brief explanation of technology


This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your technology should win an award


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


Evidence of technological innovation


·       This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand-new development.


·       For example, does the technology introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?


·       How easily does the technology integrate with others - both from the same vendor and others? Can the technology operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the technology been certified?


User benefit


·       This should describe how the technology has enabled your ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.


·       Some points to consider: Is the technology easy to install? Are its interfaces intuitive, or its functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the technology likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does it provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will it scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


·       Is the technology cost-effective as a solution? Can its RoI be easily justified? If the technology is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the technology be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success


This looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. Ideally, we’d like to see examples of your customers’ demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Customer Testimonials


Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material


Please show us what your tech can do. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what a video can do. If you’re doing amazing things then there’s nothing more powerful than actually seeing it. 


*For 2019 we are offering a professional video service. If you are exhibiting at a UK exhibition before June 2019 we will come and film your products and technology so your video can accompany your entry. 


Projects

Broadcast and Media Project of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

Open to those operating AV within the broadcast and media sectors including studio-based broadcast productions, sports broadcasts, gaming, televised events and esports.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Involved parties

Please name all organisations involved in delivery of the project and indicate which organisation took the lead.

Date project completed

Projects must have been completed between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019

Tell us why this project should win an award

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

Brief explanation of project

This should be clear and concise. Avoid waffle, jargon and marketing-speak. Summarise what the project was and what it delivered.  Focus on the team that delivered it and detail the extent to which the client’s brief was met or exceeded.

Evidence of success/User benefits

Tell us how the project has enabled your client to achieve key business goals, as articulated by the client, such as winning business or transforming internal processes

Some points to consider:

· Demonstrate the effectiveness of project management, was the project delivered on budget, on time and did it deliver ROI? 

· Demonstrate success.  Has the project met or exceeded success measures established at the outset?  Has it met or exceeded the client’s brief? Has it set a benchmark for the industry to aspire to? Did it use a ground breaking approach to delivery? Judges will expect defensible evidence.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

Corporate and Enterprise Project of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

Open to companies using pro AV technology within banking, large corporate, pharmaceutical, telecoms, utilities and energy sectors. Corporate showrooms and lobbies are included in this. This category is not for corporate events, only installations in corporate, enterprise-wide/global operating environments.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Involved parties

Please name all organisations involved in delivery of the project and indicate which organisation took the lead.

Date project completed

Projects must have been completed between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019

Tell us why this project should win an award

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

Brief explanation of project

This should be clear and concise. Avoid waffle, jargon and marketing-speak. Summarise what the project was and what it delivered.  Focus on the team that delivered it and detail the extent to which the client’s brief was met or exceeded.

Evidence of success/User benefits

Tell us how the project has enabled your client to achieve key business goals, as articulated by the client, such as winning business or transforming internal processes

Some points to consider:

· Demonstrate the effectiveness of project management, was the project delivered on budget, on time and did it deliver ROI? 

· Demonstrate success.  Has the project met or exceeded success measures established at the outset?  Has it met or exceeded the client’s brief? Has it set a benchmark for the industry to aspire to? Did it use a ground breaking approach to delivery? Judges will expect defensible evidence.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  




Digital Signage / DooH Project of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

AV projects across all sectors using digital signage and DooH (Digital out of Home).

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Involved parties

Please name all organisations involved in delivery of the project and indicate which organisation took the lead.

Date project completed

Projects must have been completed between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019

Tell us why this project should win an award

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

Brief explanation of project

This should be clear and concise. Avoid waffle, jargon and marketing-speak. Summarise what the project was and what it delivered.  Focus on the team that delivered it and detail the extent to which the client’s brief was met or exceeded.

Evidence of success/User benefits

Tell us how the project has enabled your client to achieve key business goals, as articulated by the client, such as winning business or transforming internal processes

Some points to consider:

· Demonstrate the effectiveness of project management, was the project delivered on budget, on time and did it deliver ROI? 

· Demonstrate success.  Has the project met or exceeded success measures established at the outset?  Has it met or exceeded the client’s brief? Has it set a benchmark for the industry to aspire to? Did it use a ground breaking approach to delivery? Judges will expect defensible evidence.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

Education Project of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

Open to those involved in higher, primary, secondary, further education and auditoriums covering applications such as lecture capture and distance learning. There are no restrictions on the nature of the project other than it must have an overriding pro audio visual aim.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Involved parties

Please name all organisations involved in delivery of the project and indicate which organisation took the lead.

Date project completed

Projects must have been completed between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019

Tell us why this project should win an award

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

Brief explanation of project

This should be clear and concise. Avoid waffle, jargon and marketing-speak. Summarise what the project was and what it delivered.  Focus on the team that delivered it and detail the extent to which the client’s brief was met or exceeded.

Evidence of success/User benefits

Tell us how the project has enabled your client to achieve key business goals, as articulated by the client, such as winning business or transforming internal processes

Some points to consider:

· Demonstrate the effectiveness of project management, was the project delivered on budget, on time and did it deliver ROI? 

· Demonstrate success.  Has the project met or exceeded success measures established at the outset?  Has it met or exceeded the client’s brief? Has it set a benchmark for the industry to aspire to? Did it use a ground breaking approach to delivery? Judges will expect defensible evidence.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

Events and Entertainment Project of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

This category aims to attract the newest technical ideas and is open to a wide range of events including awards ceremonies, experiential events, tours, corporate events, opening and closing ceremonies, sponsored events, exhibits, sales conferences, product launches, exhibition events, music events, outdoor events and festivals, etc.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Involved parties

Please name all organisations involved in delivery of the project and indicate which organisation took the lead.

Date project completed

Projects must have been completed between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019

Tell us why this project should win an award

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

Brief explanation of project

This should be clear and concise. Avoid waffle, jargon and marketing-speak. Summarise what the project was and what it delivered.  Focus on the team that delivered it and detail the extent to which the client’s brief was met or exceeded.

Evidence of success/User benefits

Tell us how the project has enabled your client to achieve key business goals, as articulated by the client, such as winning business or transforming internal processes

Some points to consider:

· Demonstrate the effectiveness of project management, was the project delivered on budget, on time and did it deliver ROI? 

· Demonstrate success.  Has the project met or exceeded success measures established at the outset?  Has it met or exceeded the client’s brief? Has it set a benchmark for the industry to aspire to? Did it use a ground breaking approach to delivery? Judges will expect defensible evidence.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

The hospitality industry has consistently been one of innovation, not only to help streamline processes, but to push beyond the current guest expectations to provide unique, memorable experiences for their customers. Open to those operating AV within the leisure/hospitality sectors including cruise ships, sports and leisure facilities, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and resorts, travel agents, tour operators, casinos and F&B.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Involved parties

Please name all organisations involved in delivery of the project and indicate which organisation took the lead.

Date project completed

Projects must have been completed between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019

Tell us why this project should win an award

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

Brief explanation of project

This should be clear and concise. Avoid waffle, jargon and marketing-speak. Summarise what the project was and what it delivered.  Focus on the team that delivered it and detail the extent to which the client’s brief was met or exceeded.

Evidence of success/User benefits

Tell us how the project has enabled your client to achieve key business goals, as articulated by the client, such as winning business or transforming internal processes

Some points to consider:

· Demonstrate the effectiveness of project management, was the project delivered on budget, on time and did it deliver ROI? 

· Demonstrate success.  Has the project met or exceeded success measures established at the outset?  Has it met or exceeded the client’s brief? Has it set a benchmark for the industry to aspire to? Did it use a ground breaking approach to delivery? Judges will expect defensible evidence.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

Public Sector Project of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

Open to any company in the public services arena including government, healthcare/medical, transportation, defence, emergency services, command and control. There are no restrictions on the nature of the project other than to stress it must have an overriding pro audio visual aim.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Involved parties

Please name all organisations involved in delivery of the project and indicate which organisation took the lead.

Date project completed

Projects must have been completed between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019

Tell us why this project should win an award

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

Brief explanation of project

This should be clear and concise. Avoid waffle, jargon and marketing-speak. Summarise what the project was and what it delivered.  Focus on the team that delivered it and detail the extent to which the client’s brief was met or exceeded.

Evidence of success/User benefits

Tell us how the project has enabled your client to achieve key business goals, as articulated by the client, such as winning business or transforming internal processes

Some points to consider:

· Demonstrate the effectiveness of project management, was the project delivered on budget, on time and did it deliver ROI? 

· Demonstrate success.  Has the project met or exceeded success measures established at the outset?  Has it met or exceeded the client’s brief? Has it set a benchmark for the industry to aspire to? Did it use a ground breaking approach to delivery? Judges will expect defensible evidence.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

Retail Project of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

Examples of companies using pro AV and experiential technology in retail environments, from supermarkets and shopping centres to large multinational retailers and smaller units.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Involved parties

Please name all organisations involved in delivery of the project and indicate which organisation took the lead.

Date project completed

Projects must have been completed between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019

Tell us why this project should win an award

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

Brief explanation of project

This should be clear and concise. Avoid waffle, jargon and marketing-speak. Summarise what the project was and what it delivered.  Focus on the team that delivered it and detail the extent to which the client’s brief was met or exceeded.

Evidence of success/User benefits

Tell us how the project has enabled your client to achieve key business goals, as articulated by the client, such as winning business or transforming internal processes

Some points to consider:

· Demonstrate the effectiveness of project management, was the project delivered on budget, on time and did it deliver ROI? 

· Demonstrate success.  Has the project met or exceeded success measures established at the outset?  Has it met or exceeded the client’s brief? Has it set a benchmark for the industry to aspire to? Did it use a ground breaking approach to delivery? Judges will expect defensible evidence.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

Themed Entertainment and Attractions Project of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

Themed entertainment designs and creates distinctive, engaging and immersive experiences that appeal to all demographics and leaves visitors eager for more. This category is open to companies using pro AV in cinema, visitor attractions, museums, theme parks, heritage and visitor attractions, galleries, science centres and themed attractions.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Involved parties

Please name all organisations involved in delivery of the project and indicate which organisation took the lead.

Date project completed

Projects must have been completed between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019

Tell us why this project should win an award

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

Brief explanation of project

This should be clear and concise. Avoid waffle, jargon and marketing-speak. Summarise what the project was and what it delivered.  Focus on the team that delivered it and detail the extent to which the client’s brief was met or exceeded.

Evidence of success/User benefits

Tell us how the project has enabled your client to achieve key business goals, as articulated by the client, such as winning business or transforming internal processes

Some points to consider:

· Demonstrate the effectiveness of project management, was the project delivered on budget, on time and did it deliver ROI? 

· Demonstrate success.  Has the project met or exceeded success measures established at the outset?  Has it met or exceeded the client’s brief? Has it set a benchmark for the industry to aspire to? Did it use a ground breaking approach to delivery? Judges will expect defensible evidence.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

Venue of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

The use of AV in public venues including houses of worship, stadiums, conference halls, historic venues, theatres, exhibition venues, musical entertainment and performance venues.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Involved parties

Please name all organisations involved in delivery of the project and indicate which organisation took the lead.

Date project completed

Projects must have been completed between 1 February 2018 and 31 May 2019

Tell us why this project should win an award

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

Brief explanation of project

This should be clear and concise. Avoid waffle, jargon and marketing-speak. Summarise what the project was and what it delivered.  Focus on the team that delivered it and detail the extent to which the client’s brief was met or exceeded.

Evidence of success/User benefits

Tell us how the project has enabled your client to achieve key business goals, as articulated by the client, such as winning business or transforming internal processes

Some points to consider:

· Demonstrate the effectiveness of project management, was the project delivered on budget, on time and did it deliver ROI? 

· Demonstrate success.  Has the project met or exceeded success measures established at the outset?  Has it met or exceeded the client’s brief? Has it set a benchmark for the industry to aspire to? Did it use a ground breaking approach to delivery? Judges will expect defensible evidence.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

Company

Consultancy of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

Organisations that provide consultancy to the AV industry independently and free of bias.  They should not be sellers of AV. Typically they will provide design services and construction documents and, if required, assist in identifying qualified integrators and other AV service providers to implement projects, supervise the construction phase and provide initialisation and commissioning services.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award

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

Company objectives and overall strategy

Tell us what your company does and who its customers are. Outline your future strategy and show us how you’re moving the industry forward.  Tell us what value you’re adding to your customers and why they choose to work with you. Judges will expect to see the tactics you use to achieve objectives, as well as evidence of success.

Evidence of innovation

We’re looking for companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing to market new concepts and services, and how they stand out from the competition. Innovation could also include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology. 

User Benefits

Examples of customer success and technological innovation should be stated clearly. How are you delivering real benefits to user organisations.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry. 

Distributor of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?

Distributors of AV technology across all markets and regions which provide equipment and support to the dealer channel on behalf of the AV manufacturers they represent. In most cases distributors provide all the services and support elements that are available directly from the manufacturers, including inventory to accommodate immediate needs, warranty processing, service support, project and design assistance as well as demonstration equipment, sales training and sales assistance.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award

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


Company objectives and overall strategy

Tell us what your company does and who its customers are. Outline your future strategy and show us how you’re moving the industry forward. Tell us what value you’re adding to your resellers and how you stand out in a crowded market. Tell us about the value you add to your vendor partners and how you’ve influenced go-to-market product and strategy for your customers.

Judges will expect to see the tactics you use to achieve objectives, as well as evidence of success.

Evidence of innovation

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

User Benefits

Examples of customer success and technological innovation should be stated clearly. How are you delivering real benefits to your customers and to the end-user organisations? Judges expect defensible evidence of success.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.


Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

International Integrator of the Year

Who is eligible for this award? 

Integrators that primarily serve customers in more than one country, preferably globally, and are committed to the kind of enterprise-level support its predominantly global customers require.

While some integrators have the talent and resources to tackle the largest of integrated AV systems one day and a broadcast facility the next, say, International Integrators understand and satisfy the much more complex, large-scale needs and requirements of those multinational organisations responding to the most demanding challenges worldwide.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award

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

Company objectives and overall strategy

Tell us what your company does and who its customers are. Outline your future strategy and show us how you’re moving the industry forward.  Tell us what proportion of your business is international and evidence the size of company and project your business typically supports.  Tell us what value you’re adding to your customers and vendor partners, and why they choose to work with you. Judges will expect to see the tactics you use to achieve objectives, as well as evidence of success.

Tell us how you provide a standardised service to multiple enterprises globally.

Organisation, Coverage and capacity

Please list countries where you own offices and have permanent staff on payroll, and detail numbers of each

Please list countries where you use subcontract labour

Global Enterprise frequently requires 8-hour SLA’s on systems. Please describe how you would guarantee an 8-hour SLA across your claimed area of coverage, including where you would subcontract

Please describe your logistics model for delivery of systems across your claimed area of coverage


Evidence of innovation

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

User Benefits

Examples of customer success and technological innovation should be stated clearly. How are you delivering real benefits to end user organisations?  Judges expect defensible evidence of success.

Customer Testimonials

Please provide three testimonials that evidence your international reach. These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

Manufacturer of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?   

Any organisation involved in the research, design and production of AV technology.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award

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

Company objectives and overall strategy

Tell us what your company does and who its customers are. Outline your future strategy and show us how you’re moving the industry forward.  Tell us what value you’re adding to your customers and why they choose to work with you. Judges will expect to see the tactics you use to achieve objectives, as well as evidence of success.

Evidence of innovation

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

User Benefits

Examples of customer success and technological innovation should be stated clearly. How are you delivering real benefits to clients and user organisations[AG1] [RH(2] ?

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry. 

National Integrator of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?

Integrators that primarily serve customers locally and nationally, and are committed to the complete project; from design, construction and installation, from delivery to training, and from commissioning to service and maintenance. 

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award

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

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

Company objectives and overall strategy

Tell us what your company does and who its customers are. Outline your future strategy and show us how you’re moving the industry forward. Please provide evidence of the size of your company and of the projects it supports. Tell us what value you’re adding to your customers and vendor partners, and why they choose to work with you. Judges will expect to see the tactics you use to achieve objectives, as well as evidence of success.

Organisation, Coverage and capacity

Please list countries where you own offices and have permanent staff on payroll, and detail numbers of each. If you subcontract in these countries please list countries where you use subcontract labour

Evidence of innovation

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

User Benefits

Examples of customer success and technological innovation should be stated clearly. How are you delivering real benefits to end user organisations?  Judges expect defensible evidence of success.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

Production, Rental, Staging Company of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?    

Organisations that provide the AV solutions customers need, whether they have a special message to deliver to an intimate group or a ‘Big Bang’ to thousands. They can provide assistance in the initial planning stages, concept and theme development, staging requirements, AV equipment requirements, pre-production planning, production, procurement, contract management, site analysis and selection, scripting and logistics, and virtually anything else customers may need to ensure their message hits the mark.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award

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

Company objectives and overall strategy

Tell us what your company does and who its customers are. Outline your future strategy and show us how you’re moving the industry forward.  Tell us what value you’re adding to your customers and why they choose to work with you. Judges will expect to see the tactics you use to achieve objectives, as well as evidence of success.

Evidence of innovation

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

User Benefits

Examples of customer success and technological innovation should be stated clearly. How are you delivering real benefits to user organisations?

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry. 

Specialist AV Company of the Year

Who is eligible for this award ?

Outside the official industry supply chain, there are a plethora of organisations that help move AV businesses forward. This category is open to organisations that primarily supply technology solutions, services, support, professional services, digital and creative services plus many more within the AV, production and creative markets.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why your company should win an award

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

Company objectives and overall strategy

Tell us what your company does and who its customers are. Outline your future strategy and show us how you’re moving the industry forward.

Evidence of innovation

We’re looking for companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing to market new concepts, services, products and solutions, and how they stand out from the competition. Innovation may also include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.

User Benefits

Examples of customer success and technological innovation should be stated clearly. How are you delivering real benefits to your customers and to the end-user organisations? Judges expect defensible defensible evidence of success.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.  

People

AV Professional of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?

Individuals working in the AV/IT, events or production industry, whether for an end-user organisation, a vendor or works on a freelance basis. Nominations should recognise an individual who has made a significant contribution and/or shown impressive leadership in the management of an in-house contract or vendor service-driven team.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why you should win an award

Outline why you’re entering this individual for this award and convince the judges that your entry should be considered.

Skills

Judges are looking for technical and/or business skills.

Summary of contribution

Tell us what this individual does that’s so great.  Make your case clearly and concisely, avoiding waffle, jargon and market speak. Show us the passion.

Performance/achievement

May include commercial success as an AV business owner or leadership within an AV organisation; contributions to the community or to the AV industry; other professional credentials and achievements.

Business/project development

May include major contributions to the design of new AV products; lead role in the production of a staged event or events; a primary role in successful AV systems design or installation; production of outstanding multimedia presentations.



Service Team of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?     

This category recognises in-house AV / IT / production and events team. They would typically look after the technology procurement, service selection, delivery, implementation and maintenance/management internally of a project or event.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why you should win an award

Outline why you’re entering your team for this award and convince the judges that your entry should be considered.  Innovation here could include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.


Services

Demonstrate how your services match client’s needs, with evidence of success.

 

Evidence of user/customer satisfaction

Tell us about the benefits your team has delivered to the organisation in terms of improved efficiency, RoI, investment protection, growth or some other measure.

Customer Testimonials

These should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry. 

Rising Star of the Year

Who is eligible for this award?

Individuals under the age of 30 working in the professional AV/IT, events and production industry. The aim of this award is to recognise a young or emerging professional in an end-user organisation or vendor-service company or works on a freelance basis who has made a standout contribution to the technical, operational, or commercial performance of their team or company.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Tell us why you should win an award

Outline why you’re entering this individual for this award and convince the judges that your entry should be considered.

Skills

Judges are looking for a mixture of technical and business skills, not just CTS. Perhaps most importantly, someone who consistently demonstrates technical and operational innovation in bringing AV projects to fruition.

Summary of contribution

Tell us what this individual does that’s so great.  Make your case clearly and concisely, avoiding waffle, jargon and market speak. Show us the passion.

Performance/achievement

May include commercial success as an AV business owner or leadership within an AV organisation; contributions to the community or to the AV industry; other professional credentials and achievements.

Business/project development

May include major contributions to the design of a new AV products; lead role in the production of a staged event or events; a primary role in successful AV systems design or installation; production of outstanding multimedia presentations.

Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and limited to up to three images and one video link per entry.

 



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