Entry Guide

To help you with your entry please take some time to read the guidelines in our Entry Guide, available to download below. If you have any questions please contact Kate Smith: Kate.Smith@futurenet.com

Entry deadline: 6pm on 11th March 2020

If you are making a second entry under the same email address you will be prompted to complete the first page of the form again, but when pressing continue the system will recognise your email address and prompt you to log in. You can then add your second entry or modify an existing one.

The entry process for the AV Technology Awards 2020 is your opportunity to put forward  the people/ companies/ projects who you think deserve recognition for within the AV industry! You can nominate yourself, your team, clients or partners. 


Full List of Award Categories
 

Individual and Team Excellence Awards:

-Pro AV Power 20 Rankings - NEW FOR 2020

-Pro AV Power 20 Most Influential Person of the Year - NEW FOR 2020

-Company Of The Year

-End User Team Of The Year  

-Industry Newcomer Of The Year

-Outstanding Contribution - Selected by the Installation and AVTE editorial team
 

Project Excellence Awards:

-Corporate Project Of The Year

-Education Project Of The Year

-Retail/DOOH Project Of The Year

-Venue Project Of The Year

-Visitor Attraction Project Of The Year

-Residential Project of the Year - NEW FOR 2020
 

Technology Excellence Awards:

-Audio Product Of The Year

-AV Accessory Of The Year

-Collaboration Product Of The Year

-Display Product Of The Year

-Projection Product Of The Year

-Best Use of Emerging Technologies - NEW FOR 2020
 

PRO AV POWER 20 

Who is the award for?
Any individual who has demonstrated significant technological, business, or market leadership in the last 12 months (between March 2019 and February 2020). The executives and professionals on this list will make up what the market decrees is its 20 most influential figures, therefore nominations from the marketplace will need to demonstrate that their candidate has qualified some or all of the criteria as stipulated in the Entry Guide. The rankings are revealed on the night of the awards, with the prestigious Power 20 Most Influential Person of the Year award being presented to the number one ranked individual. 
 

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
Integrators, installers, distributors, manufacturers, architects, consultants, events… any company deemed to have demonstrated outstanding performance within, or service to, the AV market. At least one employee needs to be UK-based. Anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a company or companies for recognition. This award recognises a company from within the AV market that has demonstrated outstanding technological or operational performance between March 2019 and February 2020.


END USER TEAM OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
Any in-house AV team in any market vertical, with at least one employee based in the UK. Anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate in-house (end user) AV teams for this award. This award recognises an in-house team that has displayed consistent excellence in the delivery and maintenance of AV solutions within their business, or in the delivery of a major project or event during the period of March 2019 to February 2020.


INDUSTRY NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
New or emerging AV professionals from across the industry. Anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate someone for this award. Self nominations are also welcome. This award recognises a new or emerging AV professional (across the entire industry) who has made a standout contribution to the technical, operational, or commercial performance of a business during the period of March 2019 to February 2020.
 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD

Who can nominate?
Consultants/ distributors / manufacturers / systems integrators / end users nominating an individual with whom they have worked who has demonstrated outstanding service to the AV industry. Other nominations from within the pro AV community will be accepted as long as they contain detailed evidence as to why certain people or teams are worthy of being recognised.


CORPORATE PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
Manufacturers, integrators, consultants, end users. Please stipulate whether the award is for an individual company, or collection of companies. At least one representative for the nominated recipient(s) should be based in the UK. Anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a company or group of companies for a project award. This award recognises excellence in the deployment and impact of AV technology inside professional workspaces. Examples include (but are not limited to) boardrooms, offices, huddle rooms, atriums, control rooms, simulation/visualisation facilities and so on. 


EDUCATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
Manufacturers, integrators, consultants, end users. Please stipulate whether the award is for an individual company, or collection of companies. At least one representative for the nominated recipient(s) should be based in the UK. Anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a company or group of companies for a project award. This award recognises excellence in the deployment and impact of AV technology inside schools, colleges, universities and other learning environments such as conference centres and corporate training centres.


RETAIL/DOOH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
anufacturers, integrators, consultants, end users. Please stipulate whether the award is for an individual company, or collection of companies. At least one representative for the nominated recipient(s) should be based in the UK. Anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a company or group of companies for a project award. This award recognises excellence in the deployment and impact of AV technology in the overlapping worlds of retail technology and digital out-of-home technology. Any installation in a retail environment, and any DOOH installation wherever located, is eligible for entry.


VENUE PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
Manufacturers, integrators, consultants, end users. Please stipulate whether the award is for an individual company, or collection of companies. At least one representative for the nominated recipient(s) should be based in the UK. Anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a company or group of companies for a project award. This award recognises excellence in the deployment and impact of AV technology for projects located anywhere that people have come to watch, and possibly participate in, a ‘show’ in the broadest possible sense. It includes, for instance, concert halls, stadiums, smaller live music venues, cinemas, arts centres, multipurpose halls, houses of worship, etc. There are no upper or lower limits on venue capacity.
 

VISITOR ATTRACTION PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
Manufacturers, integrators, consultants, end users. Please stipulate whether the award is for an individual company, or collection of companies. At least one representative for the nominated recipient(s) should be based in the UK. Anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a company or group of companies for a project award. This award recognises excellence in the deployment and impact of AV technology in public attraction venues, such as installations in museums, theme parks, zoos, galleries, historical sites, etc – either new projects or system upgrades. There is no limit on the size and scale of the attraction venue. 
 

RESIDENTIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
Manufacturers, integrators, consultants, end users. Please stipulate whether the award is for an individual person or company, or collection of companies. At least one representative for the nominated recipient(s) should be based in the UK. Anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a company or group of companies for a project award. This award recognises excellence in the deployment and impact of AV technology in residential environments, such as home cinemas, multi-room media installations, and home studios. New projects or significant upgrades to existing installations are welcome. There is no limit on the size and scale of the residential project, but details on unique challenges that were overcome through innovative design, build, or planning would be beneficial.  
 

AUDIO PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
Product manufacturers - anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a manufacturer for a technology excellence award, based on a specific product launched during the period. The award recognises products for their quality of performance, design, and build; innovation shown in engineering and production methods; and game-changing technical capability.  


AV ACCESSORY OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
Product manufacturers - anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a manufacturer for a technology excellence award, based on a specific product launched during the period. The award recognises products for their quality of performance, design, and build; innovation shown in engineering and production methods; and game-changing technical capability.  

 

COLLABORATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR (INCLUDING INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS)

Who is the award for?
Product manufacturers - anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a manufacturer for a technology excellence award, based on a specific product launched during the period.The award recognises products for their quality of performance, design, and build; innovation shown in engineering and production methods; and game-changing technical capability.  


DISPLAY PRODUCT OF THE YEAR (INCLUDING DIGITAL SIGNAGE)

Who is the award for?
Product manufacturers - anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a manufacturer for a technology excellence award, based on a specific product launched during the period. The award recognises products for their quality of performance, design, and build; innovation shown in engineering and production methods; and game-changing technical capability.  


PROJECTION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Who is the award for?
Product manufacturers - anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a manufacturer for a technology excellence award, based on a specific product launched during the period. The award recognises products for their quality of performance, design, and build; innovation shown in engineering and production methods; and game-changing technical capability.  


BEST USE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Who is the award for?
Product manufacturers - anyone from the AV supply chain can nominate a manufacturer for a technology excellence award, based on a specific product launched during the period. This new award recognises the use of pioneering new technologies in the development of products/solutions, or products/solutions that are designed to enable the deployment or application of emerging technologies within an AV environment.