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This could be YOUR year to bask in the spotlight as the ultimate symbol of excellence on Friday, 1 November, at Evolution, London. The path to victory begins with your decision to take the opportunity and submit your entry.

Take the chance, and let your achievements do the talking.

ENTRY DEADLINE: 19 JUNE

If you have any questions about entries, please contact derek.wood@emap.com

Audio Technology of the Year

Pro audio technology involved in installations across all sectors, except production.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Best use of AI Award

** NEW **

The best use of AI award celebrates innovation, creativity, and excellence in the application of artificial intelligence within the audiovisual (AV) industry. This category recognises individuals, teams, or organisations that have leveraged AI technology to enhance, transform, and elevate experiences whether through the content creation process, from pre-production to post-production, or through the embedding of AI capabilities within cloud and edge technologies that take traditional AV applications to a new level of sophistication.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Collaboration Technology of the Year

Video conferencing, telepresence, audio conferencing, web conferencing, or any other software environment, or ecosystem that delivers eco-system collaboration rather than communication functionality. Interactive touch screens should enter Communication Technology of the Year, if they are supporting collaboration environments.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Communication Technology of the Year

Any pro audio, video or lighting hardware technology that supports connectivity, communication and collaboration. This category focuses on basic communication functionality and includes all infrastructure devices, interactive screens and cameras, such as PTZ.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Control and Management Technology of the Year

All audio, visual and lighting technologies fulfilling the role of management and control in a pro AV environment, including apps and software. Commercial control systems include keypads, control panels (audio, video, lighting), touch panel controls, remote controls used in both AV applications and applied integrated systems for energy control, building management and lighting control. This also includes integrated physical access control such as keypads, serial controllers, IP-enabled controllers, and edge-based extenders. Standalone software includes all software that is not integrated or packaged with other products for AV asset management, design, show control, collaboration, content creation, scheduling, content management and room management for many solutions, such as digital signage, collaboration, cinema, live events, command and control.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Digital Signage Technology of the Year

Digital signage technology solutions including media players, servers, software and managed services to display content in out-of-home (OOH), public environments, and by multiple individuals simultaneously to convey information, advertising, or other forms of messaging. Displays should enter Visual Technology or Communication Technology of the Year.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Event Technology of the Year

All pro audio, video and lighting technology involved in events, production, rental and staging.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Processing and Distribution Technology of the Year

All technologies fulfilling the role of processing and distribution in a pro AV environment. Includes processors, signal routing and switching to include signal switchers, transmitters and matrix switchers (routers) that transmit and replicate control information and IP-based AV signals outside specialist applications (such as broadcast).

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Support Technology of the Year

All support technology including brackets, mounts, cages, visualisation, simulation, tools, accessories, monitoring, power and design tools

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Visual Technology of the Year

All display technology, including projectors, LFD, LED, and mixed reality.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

PEOPLE CATEGORIES

 

 

AV Freelancer of the Year

** NEW **

The aim of this award is to recognise an individual who has made a standout contribution to the technical, operational, or commercial performance of their client or clients. Are you or is someone works with you a freelancer who is breaking the boundaries? Whether this is through skill or any other measure let us know what makes you stand out from the crowd.

AV Professional of the Year

Individuals working in the AV/IT, events or production industry, whether for an end-user organisation, a vendor or working 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.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Rising Star of the Year

This category is open to individuals that have been in the AV Industry for five years or less.

This applies to all sectors of the supply chain, including end-users, freelancers and contractors. The aim of this award is to recognise an emerging professional who has made a standout contribution to the technical, operational, or commercial performance of their team or company.

To be eligible for this award, entrants must have been in the industry for 5 years or less.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

PROJECT CATEGORIES

 

 

Corporate Project of the Year

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

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Digital Signage Project of the Year

** NEW **

Installations using digital signage technology solutions which include display technology, media players, servers, software and managed services to display content in corporate and public environments to convey information, advertising, or other forms of messaging.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

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 – and covering applications such as lecture capture and distance learning.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Entertainment Technology Project of the Year

** UPDATED **

Installations using AV and experiential technology in live events, studio-based and virtual productions (entertainment shows, ceremonies, conferences, product launches, festivals, etc).

CRITERA UPDATE

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

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.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Retail Project of the Year

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

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Themed Entertainment and Attractions Project of the Year

Permanent installations using AV and experiential technology in entertainment environments - cinema, visitor attractions, museums, theme parks, heritage and visitor attractions, galleries, science centres and themed attractions.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Venue Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in large venues - houses of worship, stadiums, conference halls, historic venues, theatres, exhibition venues, musical entertainment and performance venues.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

BUSINESS CATEGORIES

 

 

DE&I Initiative of the Year

** NEW **

This award recognises an individual, team or organisation that has demonstrated exemplary commitment to promoting Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) both within your business and across the industry as a whole over the past 12 months.

Entries are open to organisations dedicated to promoting DEI as well as AV organisations that have undertaken specific DEI initiatives. Entries are also welcome from partnerships between the two types of organisations. 

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Distributor of the Year

Distributors of AV technology across all markets and regions which provide equipment and support to the dealer channel on behalf of the AV manufacturers they represent. In most cases distributors provide all the services and support elements that are available directly from the manufacturers, including inventory to accommodate immediate needs, warranty processing, service support, project and design assistance as well as demonstration equipment, sales training and sales assistance.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Integrator of the Year (less than 200 employees)

** NEW **

Integrators that serve customers either locally or internationally across all regions, and are committed to the complete project; from design, construction and installation, from delivery to training, and from commissioning to service and maintenance.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Integrator of the Year (more than 200 employees)

** NEW **

Integrators that serve customers either locally or internationally across all regions, and are committed to the complete project; from design, construction and installation, from delivery to training, and from commissioning to service and maintenance.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Manufacturer of the Year

Any organisation that is involved in the research, design and production of AV technology.


£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Sustainability Initiative of the Year

** UPDATED **

This award will recognise how a sustainable approach has improved commercial performance, competitiveness, employee engagement, and customer and supplier perception. It will also reward innovative practices; future sustainability plans and awareness; and the greatest commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. To be considered for this award, as a minimum, the entrant must demonstrate in their entry:

- That they are attempting to / have achieved big steps forward in the environmental impact of their organisation

- That they are analysing the entire life cycle of the business – from the suppliers and supply chains used through to post-life of their product or technology

- That they are actively promoting a more sustainable way of doing business, to ensure employee buy-in at all levels

- A want to push their green credentials further (ie, that they haven’t already plateaued and are still looking for ways in which to operate on a greener level)

UPDATED

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

Rental, Staging and Virtual Production 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 anything else customers may need to ensure their message hits the mark, either in the physical or virtual space.


£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

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.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)

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.

£ 195.00 +VAT (20%)