JUDGES AND JUDGING PROCESS

Our judges comprise an independent panel of senior representatives from end-user organisations, consultants and key industry players. The Judges are split into five groups and are assigned to categories, carefully selected by AV Magazine’s editors. Judges sign Non-Disclosure Agreements and must declare any association or involvement with any of the entries.

To ensure a rigorous, fair and transparent judging process, we undergo two judging stages:


Part 1:

The judges individually study all the submissions received in their allocated categories online. Each entry will be scored against the category's set criteria. From this, the highest scoring submissions will make it through to the second stage - Judging Day.



Part 2:

In light of COVID-19 Judging Day will be take place via video call throughout the month of August. Judges will separate into groups based on their specific expertise. A second round of judging will then commence, where each submission is discussed in-depth and each judge independently re-scores each entry. Individual scores will then be collated and, in the presence of the independent moderators, the finalists and winners for each category will be confirmed. This information is not shared with the judges





JUDGING DAY

If you have entered any of the awards listed below and are shortlisted, you will be invited to present at one of the video Judging Days taking place throughout August.

AV Design Consultancy of the Year
End User Business of the Year
Distributor of the Year
Integrator of the Year
Manufacturer of the Year
Small Business of the Year
Rental, Staging and Production Company of the Year

If successful, you will be notified by 31 July 2020.

These presentations need to be 10 minutes in length, with an additional 10 minutes of Q&A. We expect these presentations to be attended by senior representatives of the companies involved in the award. We recommend no more than 2 attendees.

THE SCORING

The transparency and security of the judging process is hugely important to us.

For that reason, every judge signs a Non-Disclosure Agreement and all judges meetings are held in private, confidential environments. All scores are collated and verified to avoid anomalies and are then averaged to determine the winner.

The AV Awards team plus an independent panel of moderators supervise the judging process to identify and avoid any risk of bias and judges are asked to recuse themselves where they have a personal or professional interest.

THE JUDGES

Founder
AV Nation
Google
Director
Octavius RE
Owner and Project Director
Bluman Associates
Managing Director
Macom GmbH (UK)
Deployment Engineering Manager EMEA & APAC
Facebook
AV Project Manager
Imperial College London
Queen Elizabeth II Centre
Audio Visual Service Manager
Tate
Creative Director and Founder
Kate Dawkins Studio
Chief Executive
Solar Polar
Video & Multimedia Architect - Director
UBS
Director
Scott Brownrigg
Head of Production and Technical
Royal Albert Hall
AV/IT Sales Manager
Queen Elizabeth II Centre
Futurist, Speaker, Author
The Big Reveal
Technology Management
Google
Director
Kronman Associates
Founder and creative director
Satore Studio - UK
AV Consultant
MIX Consultancy
Senior Analyst
Futuresource Consulting
Co-Founder and Director
A Greener Festival
Founder and Owner
Pytch
Learning Environments and Student Experience Manager
Loughborough University
AV Team Leader for London/EMEA/Asia
Bloomberg
Technical Director
Jack Morton
Director of Communities and Networks
Friends of the Earth
AV Technical Lead
King's College London
Head of Technical Services
Science Museum
Head of Digital Learning Resources
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Founder and CEO
Inclusive Companies
CEO
HyperSphere Ltd.
Associate Director
AECOM
Workspace Technology Consultant
Founder
Tiger Heart
Founder & Owner
DJ Willrich Ltd

THE MODERATORS

Group Technical Director
Torpedo Factory Group
Group Editor - AV Magazine and Electronics Weekly
AV Magazine
Director
Visual Displays
Editor
AV Magazine
Consultant
RH Consulting
Technical & audio-visual Manager
Royal College of Physicians