REWARDING GLOBAL AV TALENT
Last year, the AV Awards moved to a bigger and better home at Battersea Evolution, cementing our place as the AV industry’s most important awards event.
We are delighted to invite you to participate and join us for the industry’s biggest night of the year on Friday 9 October, London.
We’re taking our mission to raise standards and reward best practice to the next level with new awards which will recognise those businesses raising the bar and setting new standards we should all strive to achieve – in diversity, inclusion, sustainability and employee engagement.
At its heart, the AV Awards remains the biggest and most prestigious night in the industry’s calendar for its absolute independence and transparency – it’s the only night where 1,500 AV professionals from every AV market sector across the globe come together to network and celebrate everything that makes this industry so great.
w/c 24 February - Entries open
9 April - Early entry discount rate expires
8 May - Entries close
10 July - Judging day
w/c 27 July - Shortlist announced
18 September - Shortlist party
9 October - AV Awards
2019 AV Awards gallery
Relive an incredible evening of innovation and celebration at our new home, Evolution.
Our esteemed panel of judges give you the most valuable advice and tips on how to create an award-winning entry.
Entries now open
2020 early bird entry fee: £100 + VAT
Enter before 9 April and save 35% off the standard entry fee
Our judges comprise an independent panel of senior representatives from end-user organisations, consultants and key industry players.
"Following B-Tech's Manufacturer of the Year win in 2017, it is no exaggeration to say that it amplified B-Tech's presence to the AV industry like nothing else. It continues to be a badge we share with pride all across the world. The impartiality and integrity of the 30+ judging process makes any achievement a credible, worthwhile win and it's fantastic to see dynamic new companies and even start-ups make the grade over recent years. Every year, we look forward to a great night of industry networking and celebration in October, and the Battersea Evolution venue for 2019 is no exception."
"This is the first year that Avolites will host a table at the AV awards after attending for the past two years as individual guests. As we are short-listed for an award this year we are even more excited to be present amongst a long list of respected companies and individuals. The Avolites team will be out in full force and we have a number of key guests joining us for the evening. We can’t wait!”
"The AV Awards is still the only game in town, providing a properly judged and independent showcase for the industry's talents and achievements, as well as combining a fantastic evening's staging with the opportunity to catch up with old friends, workmates and competitors."
"Attending the #AVAwards is going to the very heart and soul of our industry. I’ve attended, I’ve judged and been judged and nothing matches that frisson of excitement. I want to quote poetry - WB Yeats “I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams”. It sounds trite but that’s what’s happens and it’s gobsmacking when your dream comes true – and I want to be there to see it."
"The AV Awards party was a fantastic night for me, and the award is a badge of honour I can carry forward in my career. The scale of the production at the event (amazing AV!), meeting Sean Locke on stage and talking to a host of key industry personnel on the night showed how important the awards are.
Since winning, Crossover have been working on a cutting-edge control room for a driverless car testing environment in London, amongst other exciting projects."
"I’ve been a judge – and more recently a panel moderator – for many years. The experience overall, but mostly the main judging day, is one of my favourite days of the year. I love to learn what’s new, what’s exciting and to hear the views of professionals (users and trade) I admire helps makes it special. The care and rigour of the judging process itself is something we’re proud of."
"The AV Awards is a key date in the market's calendar and a great time to catch up with customers and partners at the end of a busy summer. We're proud to be sponsoring as we have for many years and excited to be nominated for our new Superior Series projector range. Looking forward to a great night!"
"The AV Awards 2018 were a very special night. Unexpectedly, Equipson won both awards we were shortlisted for and no one was more delighted than me – my face said it all! I celebrated with the people on my table and also with the many people who saw our two Awards and stopped by to congratulate us. It was a great night and a recognition of all the hard work we’d put into our products over previous three years. I will never forget the AV Awards 2018."
“ We thank AV Magazine for joining our forward journey of visual disruption, and naming HYPERVSN as the ‘Digital Signage Product of the Year’ winner at the 2018 AV Awards. What an incredible honour to be recognised among some of the most respected leaders in the marketplace for our Integrated 3D Holographic Display System. The international exposure from this awards ceremony has boosted business and forged new partnerships.”
"It was an honour to be named a 2018 AV Awards winner, and receive such prestigious recognition from an internationally renowned organisation. Leyard is a place where people and innovation thrive, and the award showcases the hard work of our people and the company’s continuous investment in research and development. It’s awards like these that further encourage our teams to keep disrupting the market with new innovative products as well as provide visibility to the latest industry innovations. As long as we launch new products, we will keep participating in the AV Awards."
"Winning the AVIXA Outstanding Contribution Award to the Integrated Experience last year was certainly a very special accolade for us, as it honored our work in the industry overall. Since the award ceremony, we have had great exposure including invitations to presenting at international expos in cooperation with AVIXA. But it is not just about our external image to clients and potential clients. The award is a great motivational boost for the entire team, when experts in the industry recognize the hard work everyone is putting in – and that is just fantastic!"
"Winning the title of AV Reseller/Systems Integrator of the year was a fantastic way to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. The entry process offered the opportunity to take a moment to reflect on the achievements of the business to date and encourage all our employees to feel proud of the contribution they have made to the ongoing success of the company. I am in no doubt that we have seen an increase in new enquiries as a result of the win and feel honoured to have the Pure AV name associated with one of the most eagerly anticipated and respected events in the audiovisual calendar."
“Winning Manufacturer of the Year at last year’s AV Awards was a proud moment for the whole team at L-Acoustics who welcomed the recognition for our dedication to innovation and product design excellence. The awards submission process was smoothly managed and provided us with the opportunity to reflect upon the year’s achievements which turned out to be a fulfilling exercise in itself. We highly recommend participating in the AV Awards and attending the presentation ceremony.”
"As a company we were delighted to be named awards winners for a second consecutive year and have enjoyed many benefits since this was announced. As the AV Awards celebrate technical excellence and innovation we have been able to use this accolade to add gravitas to our proposals and help win new business. As a result we have achieved continued success in our specialized field and are currently market leaders in the UK. Our win has given our staff added confidence and raised our company profile which has in turn given us the edge on our competitors."
“The eBay AV deployment team worked around the clock to make sure Main Street was a success. To then receive the Corporate Project of the Year was a real morale boaster. It shows hard work does pay off and it was amazing to be recognized for it and win the award. On top of that the event is always a great place to meet up with your peers, network and share stories. The CIO was very proud of what the team achieved and congratulated us on the award”
"Winning an AV Award is the icing on the cake of delivering a great project. It’s recognition by our peers of the hard work across the whole team, and when you are shortlisted for an Award, it adds a frission of excitement to what is always a fantastic event. There is so much talent in this industry, an industry that has changed beyond recognition in the last 20 years. From a Reflex perspective it makes winning this Award even more significant than ever."
"A new customer has contacted us based solely on the fact that we won the AV Award for Integrator of year. It’s a brilliant opportunity for 62 Cisco AV rooms to be installed next year and we will be meeting with them in the next month or two. The contract, if we win it, will be £1 million or more. If ever there was validation of the awards; that was the call."
"For our projects to be recognised at the largest awards ceremony in the industry, which receives interest from across Europe and the rest of the world impresses upon us a big accomplishment. It has certainly brought a lot of interest and curiosity in what we do and how we do it better. Immediately after the awards, we have received a significant increase in interest- both for business and general introductions."
"As a first time judge of the AV Awards I was not sure what to expect, I have been on the entry side for many years but never involved in the judging process. I was delighted to find a robust, independent and detailed judging process. The portal for the review of the documents beforehand and the ability to think about the responses was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the lively debate during on judging day. It was super to see the process from all ends and to see the winners celebrating with their awards. The effort the team go to pull of this spectacular event is no mean feat! The winners can be sure that their awards are hard fought and well deserved."
"I’ve been an AV judge for 15 years and in that time the judging process has evolved enormously. I spend considerable time looking through each entrant, reading submissions, checking websites, and looking at company videos so, on judging day, I’m well versed with each of the companies in the categories I’m judging. In my judging group we had five judges from very diverse industries and with wide ranging experiences and knowledge. There is vigorous debate on each category but we have no idea who the winners are until the night of the awards. This really is an incredibly fair and complete process."
"The judging process involves experts from across industry sectors, working in carefully selected groups with each group led by a non-voting chairperson. Judges sign NDAs and declare any association or involvement with the entries. Judges are looking for a detailed explanation as to why your entry is ground-breaking and they love to see passion and enthusiasm. Entries are judged on merit as this is the only information available to the judges. Some submitted material is not substantial enough to give the judges the level of insight required. Major manufacturers take note: just getting your marketing people to send a page of sales material, a badly filmed YouTube clip and a tech spec is not a substantial entry!"
"Technological Innovations Group, is excited to be sponsoring this year’s AV Awards. We want to be part of an event which recognises innovation and people, because this is what TIG stands for!"
"As the premier event in the AV calendar, the AV Awards has always represented a celebration of the AV community. We made the decision to sponsor this year’s awards to help raise the profile of the brand and we were delighted with the results. Our account team listened to what we wanted to achieve and matched our requirements perfectly. Sponsorship gave our brand greater visibility with the good and the great of the AV world and is a must for any company wanting to grow within the industry."
"SENNHEISER continues to be a proud global sponsor of the AV Awards. The ability to represent ourselves to a truly international crowd of AV industry leaders is both exciting and valuable. SENNHEISER is committed to building lasting relationships with its customers and the AV Awards and the AV Magazine events provide the perfect forums to support this."