Presented by Future US, Inc
Future US proudly invites nominations for this year's special edition of InfoComm Best of Show Awards, presented by Sound & Video Contractor, AV Technology, Digital Signage, Rental & Staging Systems, Installation, Pro Sound News, Mix, Tech & Learning, and Government Video. These awards are intended to honor – and help you promote – outstanding products launching during these unprecedented times.
Each year hundreds of new products are submitted by InfoComm exhibitors, with the cancellation of the conference we are dedicated to help suppliers to draw attention to their products submit them for consideration by our 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.
In addition, all submitted products will be covered with a full-page feature in the Awards Program Guide (click here for an example), sent as a digital e-zine to the combined reader lists of all participating publications. So even those products that are not selected to win will get valuable and timely post-show exposure by entering the Best of Show special edition Awards.
Entries closed Monday June 8, 2020
All Nominees will be featured in the Hot Summer Product Guide coming out this Summer.
You may submit a product for consideration by one or more of these publications, and you may submit multiple products.
The program recognizes the outstanding new products which would have been exhibited at InfoComm20. The InfoComm Best of Show special edition allows you to connect with the buyers digitally, during this unprecedented time.
Entries are judged by an on-site panel of independent industry professionals during InfoComm20. 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 has launched a new AV product since InfoComm19 can enter a product. Products must be shown publicly and scheduled to ship within 2020. 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 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.
New This Year: Available only to Best of Show Program participants, add a full- or half-page ad to your free Product Entry page in the Hot Summer Product Guide at a discounted rate - a $595 discount, the cost of your entry!
$595 per product nominated, per brand. Independent judges from each brand consider each product separately. All entries are also included in the Awards Program Guide eBook in the section(s) for each brand entered.
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.
It should be new since last InfoComm. A product need not be introduced literally this month; 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.)