2020 CATEGORIES

The AV Awards will further additions, updates and improvements to it's categories in an effort to ensure we provide a platform for recognising and rewarding the whole AV Industry.

TECHNOLOGY

Audio Technology of the Year

 
£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Collaboration Technology of the Year

 

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Communication Technology of the Year

 

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Control and Management Technology of the Year

 

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Digital Signage Technology of the Year

 

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Event Technology of the Year

 

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Processing and Distribution Technology of the Year

 

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Support Technology of the Year

 

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Visual Technology of the Year

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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PROJECT

Education Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in all kinds of learning environments such as higher, primary, secondary, further education and auditoriums covering applications such as lecture capture and distance learning.

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Corporate Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in finance, legal, telecoms, IT, property, real estate, chemical / petroleum - excludes corporate lobbies, this should be entered into retail project.

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in cruise ships, sports and leisure facilities, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and resorts, travel agents, tour operators, casinos and F&B - excludes large stadiums which should enter venue project of the year. However, if you have installed into hospitality areas this would be included here.

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Retail Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in digital signage, digital out of home, retail, showrooms and corporate lobbies.

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Broadcast and Media Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in televised events, corporate broadcast, studio based broadcast productions

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Events and Entertainment Project of the Year

Temporary installations using AV and experiential technology in live events, corporate events, entertainment shows, awards ceremonies, experiential events, opening and closing ceremonies, sponsored events, exhibits, sales conferences, product launches, exhibition events, music events, outdoor events and festivals, etc.

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Public Sector Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in government, military, law enforcement, emergency services, health, medical, transport, energy and utilities and command and control rooms.

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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BUSINESS

Consultancy of the Year

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
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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End-User Business of the Year


£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Manufacturer of the Year


£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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SME Business of the Year

Company must not have a turnover of more than €10 million or have more than 50 employees. This category is open to smaller businesses and starts ups (within three years) across the supply chain, plus all businesses outside of the supply chain that help move the AV industry forward.

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Distributor of the Year


£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Integrator of the Year


£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Production, Rental and Staging Business of the Year


£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Production, Rental and Staging Business of the Year

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.


Entry criteria

Title of Award submission:
If your entry is successful, this title will be used to promote your entry.

Executive summary:
Be clear and concise. Without waffle, jargon and marketing-speak, please summarise:
(a) what your organisation does
(b) who its customers are
(c) your future strategy
(d) why you should win
This statement has a limit of 800 words.

Evidence of innovation:
What’s new, exciting and innovative about your organisation?
What have you helped your customers achieve?
This question has a limit of 500 words.


Impact of the organisation
As well as your customers, what do your employees think of your organisation? Are you a great place to work?
Please provide summary evidence of:

- Training programmes:
This question has a limit of 200 words.

- Apprenticeship schemes:
This question has a limit of 200 words.

- Diversity:
This question has a limit of 200 words.

- Equality:
This question has a limit of 200 words.

- Workplace culture:
This question has a limit of 200 words.

- Other organisation highlights:
This question has a limit of 200 words.


Green credentials
Please provide summary evidence of your green credentials. Please consider:

- Recycling:
What steps are you taking to ensure your products are fully recyclable?
Do you use already recycled materials in your products?
This question has a limit of 250 words.

- Environmental impact:
Do you analyse the environmental impact of your products from production, transport, usage and disposal?
Do you still incorporate any of these chemicals into your products: Mercury into displays, Arsenic into display glass, Brominated flame retardants, PVC, Beryllium? If so, what are your plans to remove them from future products?
This question has a limit of 250 words.

- Your suppliers:
Do you consider the travel distances of components from your suppliers?
Do you conduct supplier audits to ensure your suppliers are taking environmental (as well ethical) measures to reduce CO2 emissions?
This question has a limit of 250 words.

- Accreditation:
Do you have products that are Energy Star compliant? If not, do you plan to go for this accolade in the future?
Have you achieved the ISO 14001 environmental certification? If you have it, what changes did that bring about to your company? If you don’t, do you plan to go for this in the future?
Do you have EPEAT certification for any of your products? If no, do you plan to go for this in the future?
This question has a limit of 250 words.

- Additional green credentials:
Do you wish to highlight any further green credentials that your company, products and/or technologies have embedded?
This question has a limit of 250 words.


Supporting files and statements

Testimonials:
Please provide testimonial evidence of:
(a) customer successes
(b) innovation
There is no word limit for this information, so please provide multiple, in depth statements to strengthen your application.

Supporting materials:
Uploading supporting material is optional and at your own discretion. As a minimum, we recommend uploading images and, if appropriate, financial figures to strengthen your submitted statements. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry. Please upload all materials as a zipped file.

Video link:
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, think what a video can do! This is not mandatory but we strongly recommend providing a video link to show the judges a visual of your entry.

Company logo:
This should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If your entry is successful, we will use this logo to promote you as a finalist on our website.

100-word award summary:
Should your entry be shortlisted, this summary will be published in the AV Awards Event Guide and shared in our marketing activity. Please ensure it is written in the third person.
For example: ‘Company X’s award shows innovation and resourcefulness…’
Rather than ‘Our award shows innovation and resourcefulness.’
You will not have an opportunity to review or amend the summary, so please ensure it is correct and accurate before you submit it.

AVIXA Xperience Awards:
All AV Awards entrants are eligible to be put forward for the AVIXA Xperience Awards, which recognise the innovative integration of content, space, and audio visual technology to enrich experiences. Once you have completed your AV Awards entry you will be given the option to select whether your entry is also considered for the AVIXA Xperience Awards.

PEOPLE

AV Professional of the Year

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
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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End-User Service Team of the Year

This category recognises in-house AV / IT / support, production and events service teams who would typically look after the technology procurement, service selection, delivery, implementation and maintenance/management internally of an AV service, project or event. The team may be outsourced, but must only serve the primary end-user organisation.

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Rising Star of the Year

This category is open to individuals under the age of 30 working in all sectors of the supply chain, including end-users, freelancers and contractors. The aim of this award is to recognise a young or emerging professional who has made a standout contribution to the technical, operational, or commercial performance of their team or company.

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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Channel Team of the Year

For any team working within channel businesses (manufacturers, distributions, integrators, resellers, consultants, production and rental companies) including sales, R&D, delivery, service teams, marketing etc.

£ 160.00
Early bird entry £ 100.00 +(VAT@20%)
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