AV Awards 2021: we're back in the room!
The AV Awards will be back this year at London Evolution on 5 November. After our successful online event last year, we can't wait to get back into a room to meet up with everyone!
Entries for the 2021 event are now open - simply follow the links below to view the categories and criteria, gets hints and guidance on how to construct a winning entry, and get started on those submissions.
Given the ongoing disruption caused by the pandemic, we have decided to extend the earlybird entry period - you now have until midnight on Friday 14 May to save 35% off the regular cost of an entry. If you haven't already started your entries, there is still time - and at this reduced price, why not enter more than one category?
While you're here, take a moment to remind yourself of the great experience that makes the AV Awards such a must-attend event - watch our highlights video to see the best of the 2019 and 2020 events. Ticket and table sales will open soon, watch this space for more details.
WATCH 2019 & 2020 HIGHLIGHTS
"Following B-Tech's Manufacturer of the Year win, 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 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. "
"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, and talking to a host of key industry personnel on the night showed how important the awards are."
"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. Looking forward to a great night!"
"The AV Awards were a very special night. 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."
"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."
"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!"
"The awards 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."
“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 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 an AV Award. 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 superb to see the process from all ends and to see the winners celebrating with their awards. The effort the team go to in order 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!"
"As the premier event in the AV calendar, the AV Awards has always represented a celebration of the AV community. 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."