Best in Market 2022  |  Best of Show 2022 at NAB

The prestigious annual awards acknowledging outstanding products and solutions in the technology and media industries are back. The Best in Market 2022 award is open to all businesses from the industry, whether you'll be the NAB Show 2022 or not. The Best of Show 2022 award is exclusively for those exhibiting at the NAB Show, acknowledging the very best on display at this year's convention.

Both awards provide your business with an opportunity to stand out among the competition and receive recognition from industry experts. Click below to begin your entry today.

Entry deadline - 18th April, 2022

Why You Should Enter:

PRODUCT AWARENESS 
 
All entries will receive a 'nominee' badge which can be used to market the product, while winners receive further marketing materials for promotion.
 
AUDIENCE REACH

Nominees and winners will be included in an official post-awards eGuide distributed to over 100k subscribed readers from participating brands.
 
BRAND AWARENESS

Winners will be announced on the official awards site in addition to editorial coverage within participating brands' publications and websites.
THOUGHT LEADERS

Spread your company and product's name to industry experts, as all entries will be judged be a range of technology and media leaders.
All nominees and winners are featured in the post-awards eGuide, distributed amongst all participating brands' audiences.

 
See the last show guide here!

        

Frequently Asked Questions

The Best in Market awards offer an awards platform for the many products and solutions in the marketplace which are unable to exhibit at trade shows this year. The program is open to all manufacturers of professional AV products and solutions, regardless of exhibitor status at major events. The Best in Market awards will be judged and presented by Future brands TV Technology, TVBEurope, Next, Mix, Broadcasting & Cable, Radio World, and Sound & Video Contractor. These awards are intended to honor – and help you promote – outstanding products recently launched or coming in 2022.

The Best of Show awards are for all products being launched or on-display at NAB 2022. If you're an exhibitor, you can make your product or solution stand out in post-show pieces by entering the Best of Show awards. These products will be judged by both remote and on-site judges, providing you a chance to demonstrate what they're all about.

Any company that is launching or showcasing a new product in 2022. Products need not be shipping but must be shown publicly in or by April 2022. If a product was nominated in the same form for the 2021 awards it is not eligible.

You'll receive a 'nominee' logo for your entry into either awards. If you win, you'll receive an award and winner marketing assets to help you promote your success to the industry. Furthermore, every product nominated, whether judged for an award or not, will be featured in the special post-awards eGuide, to be distributed in digital form after the show to more than 100,000+ Future publication readers.

All entries should be submitted by 6pm ET April 18.  We reserve the right to consider late applicants as circumstances dictate. Please note that on-site nominations are not accepted.

$625 per product nominated, for consideration by your chosen Future magazine. You may submit a given product to multiple magazines, at $625 each.

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 $1,875 ($625 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.
 

It should be new since the last awards, which finished in October 2021. A product need not be introduced specifically at NAB 2022; you might for instance have shown a product some months prior at another show earlier this year.


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 NAB 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.

It’s best to provide an image with your nomination, though not mandatory. If your product is software, perhaps use a photo of a staff member in front of a computer screen using the product, or do a screen grab, or show product packaging or product logo(s). If you can’t provide a photo, just remember to send us one in time for your product’s page in the post-awards eGuide, which is included in your nomination fee.

Winners will be announced online, week commencing April 25th. 

Winners will receive a crystal award some weeks after the convention. You’ll also receive the winner logo artwork to use in your social media and marketing. Winners also will be reported by Future brands TV Technology, TVBEurope, Next, Mix, Broadcasting & Cable, Radio World, and Sound & Video Contractor. All nominated products and solutions will be featured in the post-awards eGuide, to be distributed in digital edition form to hundreds of 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 post-awards eGuide. 
 

  • DO prepare carefully.
  • DO provide a good product photo.
  • DO use the full word count.
  • DO make the association among multiple products clear.
  • 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.
  • DON’T jam multiple products into one nomination if you are nominating a family of products.
     

Email our team at bestofshow@futurenet.com