The Categories

The Categories

The best project work, most innovative technology design and effective use of AV standards will be celebrated alongside outstanding distributors, project managers and consultants.

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The technology categories

The technology categories

The Technology categories continue to reflect a solutions focused approach that highlights important sectors for the industry and key areas for recent product innovation.

Products, systems, software and tools that are designed for the professional AV market and made available to the market between October 1, 2017 and October 1, 2018 are eligible for entry.

Shortlists will be selected by the InAVation Awards judging panel and winners selected by online votes.

Entrants must write statements to convince a panel of judges (formed of integrators, consultants, technology managers and users as well as media partners of the event) of the value that their technology adds to a particular application, task or environment.

A single product can be entered into multiple categories but the entry statement must change to demonstrate its suitability for that category.

The judging panel is less interested in the specifications of a particular technology, instead placing more emphasis on the benefits that technology brings to designers, integrators, managers and users of AV systems.

Technology Categories open for entry on September 18, 2018 and shut on October 21, 2018. Finalists will be announced on November 6, 2018 when voting will open. Voting closes on January 18, 2018 and winners will be revealed at the InAVation Awards dinner on February 5, 2018.

AV Accessory

AV Software

Technology for Collaboration and Conferencing

Technology for Control and Management

Technology for Control Rooms

Technology for Digital Signage

Technology for Entertainment/Live Events

Technology for Large Venue Presentation

Technology for Museums and Attractions

Technology for Safety and Security

Technology for Signal Distribution

Technology for Video Capture and Broadcast

Judges tips:
Explain how your technology improves the installation process.
Outline how it helps the team that is responsible for managing/operating it.
Detail ways in which your technology transforms a user experience.
Tell us if your technology delivers something unique.
Provide examples of successful deployment.

Technology categories are now closed

Technology categories are now closed

The project categories

The project categories

Projects completed anywhere in the world between October 1, 2017 and October 1, 2018 and demonstrating integration of AV technologies in commercial spaces are eligible for entry into sector-specific categories.

Before entering please download and read entry requirements.

Project Categories open for entry on September 18, 2018 and shut on November 4, 2018. All finalists will be selected by the InAVation Awards judging panel and announced on December 4, 2018. Winners will be revealed at the InAVation Awards dinner on February 5, 2018.

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Projects can be nominated in the following categories:

Control Room

Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented within a control room environment. Details of how video or audio feeds are captured in the field for use in the control room will be relevant to the entry. Examples might include an oil & gas facility, traffic management or security.

Corporate Facility

Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented within a business environment such as a boardroom, meeting room or entire office facility.

Education Facility

Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented within an educational facility, such as a school, higher education establishment or training centre.

Government or Public Sector Facility
Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully integrated within a publicly owned site such as a library, local government facility or courtroom. Note: Installations in public healthcare facilities should be entered into the healthcare category.

Healthcare

Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully integrated within a privately or publicly managed healthcare site such as a doctors’ surgery, hospital or elderly care facility. Details of wider telemedicine deployments will also be considered legitimate entries.

Hospitality
Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully integrated within a facility that entertains and accommodates guests such as a hotel, nightclub or restaurant. Details of temporary installations will also be considered.

House of Worship
Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully integrated within a place of worship such as mosque, church, synagogue or temple.

Leisure & Entertainment Facility

Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully integrated within a leisure or entertainment facility such as a theatre, cinema, auditorium or sports facility.

Live Event

Entries will show the use of AV technologies deployed in an event such as a share-holder or company meeting, product launch event or exhibition booth.

Retail

Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented within a retail environment such as an individual outlet or larger retail centre. Examples might include in store messaging systems, as well as digital signage or public safety solutions.

Transport
Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented within a transport terminal such as an airport, railway station or bus station. Entries that detail the use of AV technologies on public transport will also be accepted.

Visitor Attraction

Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented within a visitor attraction such as a museum, theme park or similar environment. Special consideration will also be given to interactive elements and content.

Submit your project entry here

Submit your project entry here

The AVIXA Standards Award

The AVIXA Standards Award

Award underlines the importance of meeting open and respected standards in AV systems design and installation.

The AVIXA Standards award recognises how standards promote technology design and procedures that focus on reliability, competency and success.

This award can be entered as part of a project entry if AVIXA standards were used and relevant details included in the entry.

If you wish to only enter the AVIXA Standards Award you must list the AVIXA standards used in the delivery of a project. These must be detailed with a description of why they were followed and the benefits they brought to the project.

The AVIXA Standards Award opens for entry on September 18, 2018 and shuts on November 4, 2018. All finalists will be selected by the InAVation Awards judging panel and announced on December 4, 2018. Winners will be revealed at the InAVation Awards dinner on February 5, 2019.

Submit your AVIXA Standards entry here

Enter the AVIXA Standards Award

Distributor of the Year

Distributor of the Year

Distributor of the Year is open to all AV distribution companies.

It recognises the overall service and support provided to resellers in the professional AV installation market, taking into account product focus and choice, availability and distribution services, pre- and post-sales support, market development assistance and online capabilities.

Entries are actively encouraged to include hard facts and figures – (please be clear if any details are confidential. Confidential details will be used for judging purposes only).

All programmes and initiatives must have been new or further developed between October 1, 2017 and October 1, 2018 to qualify.

Distributor of the Year opens for entry on September 18, 2018 and shuts on October 21, 2018. Finalists will be announced on November 6, 2018 and the winner will be revealed at the InAVation Awards dinner on February 5, 2019.

Entry Criteria


Your entry will be marked against the following criteria.

ENTRIES NOT ADDRESSING THESE POINTS MAY BE MARKED DOWN.

Please answer each point separately.

Demonstrate why you feel you qualify for the Distributor of the Year award.

What has your business achieved in the past 12 months that makes it stand out from the competition?

This can be a mix of initiatives launched to help resellers maximise their business, reorganisation of reseller facing teams, exceptional credit provision in a difficult economy, significant expansion of the business through organic or acquisitive growth, reseller education programmes or simply punching above your weight in terms of business offerings.

What has been your company’s biggest achievement over the past year?

Pick a particularly successful case study (can be either reseller partnership or vendor partnership) from the past year and explain to the judges why it was such a success, and why you think it will help you win this award. A reseller/vendor testimonial can be used to back up the case study.

Enter Distributor of the Year

Enter Distributor of the Year

Consultant / Project Manager of the Year

Consultant / Project Manager of the Year

Consultants and project managers can be nominated as part of a project entry if their contribution is highlighted clearly within that entry.

If you wish to nominate someone or enter yourself only for the Consultant or Project Manager of the Year award you must provide a statement explaining why the individual or company in question is a worthy winner.

Where possible, worthy winners should demonstrate the ability to:


Present original proposals to meet a client’s requirements;

Develop innovative solutions to tackle challenges within a project;

Successfully co-ordinate different stakeholders and contractors within a project;

Deliver projects on-time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the client.

Consultant/Project Manager of the Year opens for entry on September 18, 2018 and shuts on November 4, 2018. All finalists will be selected by the InAVation Awards judging panel and announced on December 4, 2018. The winner will be revealed at the InAVation Awards dinner on February 5, 2019.

Enter Consultant/Project Manager of the Year

Enter Consultant/Project Manager of the Year

Technology Manager of the Year

Technology Manager of the Year

In a first for the InAVation Awards, end user technology managers and their teams have their own dedicated award.

Individuals or teams cannot nominate themselves and must be put forward by an AV manufacturer, distributor, integrator or consultant who must provide a statement explain why the individual or team is a worthy winner.

Worthy winners should demonstrate the ability to:


Provide quick and responsive AV technology support and troubleshooting for their organisation;

Suggest innovative solutions to tackle challenges with existing and new AV system installations;

Offer effective and appropriate AV system training and advice to their organisation;

Provide accurate and insightful reporting on AV systems to ascertain suitable future upgrades and ROI.

Technology Manager of the Year opens for entry soon. All finalists will be selected by the InAVation Awards judging panel. The winner will be revealed at the InAVation Awards dinner on February 5, 2019.

This award opens for nominations soon

This award opens for nominations soon

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