Each year hundreds of new products are submitted by InfoComm exhibitors. Best of Show allows vendors to draw attention to their products from among thousands on display and submit them for consideration by our on-site panel of judges. Winners will be covered online, on social, in print, in newsletters, and on other platforms at the discretion of each editor. Winning products receive engraved trophies sent shortly after the show. 
 
In addition, all submitted products will be covered with a full-page feature in the Awards Program Guide (click here for an example), sent shortly after InfoComm as a digital e-zine to the combined reader lists of all participating publications. So even those product that are selected to win will get valuable and timely post-show exposure by entering the Best of Show Awards.
All nominees are featured in the Awards Program Guide, which has an enormous post-show distribution.
 
See the 2018 guide here!

You may submit a product for consideration by one or more of these publications, and you may submit multiple products. 

FAQ
The program recognizes outstanding new products exhibited at InfoComm. Entries are judged by an on-site panel of independent industry professionals during InfoComm. Judges use both the descriptions provided by you via our nomination form as well as their own anonymous inspection at the convention. 
Any company that exhibits a new product on the exhibit floor of the InfoComm may nominate a product. Products must be shown publicly and scheduled to ship within 2019. If a product was shown in the same form at last year’s convention it is not eligible. Judges have discretion in determining whether a product is new. 
Thousands of new products are introduced at the InfoComm each year. Help make yours stand out. In addition, every product and booth nominated, whether chosen for an award or not, will be featured in the special Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in eBook digital form after the convention to more than 95,000+ Future publication readers.

May 25, 2019. Please note that on-site nominations are not accepted.

(To view the 2018 Program Guide, click here.)

$595 per product nominated, for consideration by your chosen Future brand(s) and their onsite judges. All entries are also included in the Awards Program Guide eBook.
Just nominate the product for each by checking the appropriate box(es) on the product’s form; so for example, if Jones Smith Manufacturing wishes to nominate a new product for consideration by three magazines, the nomination price is $1,785 ($595 x 3). The entry form will guide you.
Yes. There is no limit to the number of products you may nominate. Each requires a nomination form and entry fee(s).
A panel of judges and editors, chosen in advance by the editors of our publications, will review nominations and choose the winners on a points score against a range of criteria as determined by the editor of each brand. Criteria may include but are not limited to, innovation, ease of use, quality against category, return on investment, market relevance, etc. LIst of criteria will be made publicly avaialable at the editors' discretion, usually when winners are announced.

It should be new since last InfoComm. A product need not be introduced literally at this show; you might for instance have shown a product some months prior at AES or IBC. Judges are instructed to consider if it’s “new to the Infocomm.”

Judges also have discretion in determining whether a product is new, and in general, we lean toward including, not rejecting. But if a product was shown in the same form at last year’s convention it is not eligible. (If you showed it last Infocomm in preview form, it may raise questions for judges; include an explanation in your nomination; for instance, “We showed this in beta last year but did not nominate it, and now it is shipping.” Of course, if you nominated it last year, it’s hard to make the case it’s new.)

Yes. It will not be published prior to the convention or shared with anyone beyond the judges or editors. Judges receive the nomination information approximately five days prior to the show. Products that are strictly embargoed should be indicated as such in the text of the entry. (Just put the word Embargoed at the beginning and end of the product description).
It’s best to provide an image with your nomination, though not mandatory. If you can’t provide a photo, just remember to send us one in time for your product’s page in the post-convention Program Guide, which is included in your nomination fee.
Click here to nominate a product and pay by credit card.
Prior to the conclusion of Infocomm. 
Winners receive an award for display at the show and will receive a crystal award after the convention. Winners will be reported in Future publications Sound & Video Contractor, AV Technology, Digital Signage, Mix, Tech & Learning, Government Video, and Pro Sound News. All nominated products and booths will be featured in the special Best of Show Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to thousands of readers of those publications after the convention.
Remember that the text and image you provide here will be seen by the judges and also published in the Program Guide. 
  • DO prepare carefully.
  • DO provide a good product photo.
  • DO use the full word count.
  • DO explain your product to the judges and the public; what makes it unique?
  • DON’T provide just a few sentences and a Web link, or just a list of specifications;
  • DON’T provide complex images like flow charts (they do not reproduce well when they must run small on a single page).
  • DON’T refer to the show in the future tense like “We will show this at NAB,” because the public will see this text after the show.
Yes, click here to read them.
Email Cynthia Wisehart at cynthia.wisehart@futurenet.com
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