InAVation Awards will open for entry on September 5, 2017. Organisers have added new Technology categories and revealed that the Project Awards will be open to integrators across the world.

For 10 years the InAVation Awards has searched out and highlighted the very best the AV industry has to offer. As the globally recognised and respected industry awards enters its second decade organisers are continuing to keep it relevant with regular updates to the format.

In 2018, integrators can enter or be nominated for execution of projects within the Project Categories and for the first time the InAVation Awards is accepting projects carried out anywhere in the world. You can download and read entry requirements here.

After its successful introduction in 2017 the InfoComm Standards Award returns for 2018 to recognise the effective application of InfoComm standards in a project.

Distributor of the Year is open to all AV distribution companies and recognises the overall service and support provided to resellers in the professional AV installation market. Consultants and project managers can enter or be nominated for Consultant of the Year directly or as part of a project entry.

The Technology categories continue to reflect a solutions focused approach that highlights important sectors for the industry and key areas for recent product innovation. Manufacturers of AV technologies, tools and software can enter them into Technology Categories.

This year the Technology categories are:
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 Leisure Venues
Technology for Small Group Presentation (under 20 people)
Technology for Large Group Presentation (over 20 people)
Technology for Safety and Security
Technology for Signal Distribution
Technology for System Design
Technology for Video Capture and Broadcast
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Key Dates:

All categories open: September 18, 2017
Technology entry shuts: October 20, 2017
Project entry shuts: November 3, 2017
Technology finalists announced, voting open: November 6, 2017
Project finalists announced: December 4, 2017
Voting closes: January 26, 2018
Event: February 6, 2018