When the AV Awards launched in 1999, there was no other publication or industry organisation in Europe recognising the excellence and innovation of the AV, events and production industry.

Since then, the AV Awards have been renowned worldwide for promoting best practice, raising standards and rewarding excellence and innovation across our incredible industry. For that reason, we audit our judging process and categories every year using a carefully curated steering committee to ensure your entries are being properly and fairly evaluated. This way, we ensure our Awards are independent robust and transparent.

NEW FOR 2020

We are introducing three new discretionary categories for 2020. These accolades are selected by our judges from the awards entries we receive to recognise organisation and individuals that have shown impeccable relevant credentials in their submissions.

The aim of these new awards is to highlight what our industry should be aspiring to achieve – exceptional innovation, diversity, inclusion, sustainability and employee engagement. The awards will only be presented if the judges feel that the entries submitted demonstrate these qualities to an extraordinary level.


Innovation of the Year Award (Technology)

Green Awards (All categories)

Business of the Year Award (Business categories)

We’re taking our mission to raise standards and reward best practice to the next level with these new awards which will recognise those businesses raising the bar and setting new standards we should all strive to achieve. We look forward to receiving your 2020 entries.