2024 Inavation Awards Project Awards
Entry window: September 1, 2023 – November 10, 2023
The 2024 Project Awards focus on projects completed between October 1, 2022 and October 1, 2023.
We are on the lookout for the best project work across the entire globe; please download the eligibility and judging criteria for more information. Enter Project Awards Enter Applied Technology Award
Three things to note:
| ||Our judges will be looking at the entire lifecycle of fully integrated AV installations and want to learn everything from contract win, system design, installation, troubleshooting and support after project completes. For this reason, only integrators – and in some cases consultants, distributors, and end users – can enter the vertical market categories, the Smart Building Award and the Best Teams Room Integration. We also welcome joint entries that include a partnership between consultant, end user and integrator. |
| ||Manufacturers however should not be discouraged. The Inavation Awards recognises the important contribution that technology vendors make to projects and we have a dedicated project category: the Applied Technology Award. |
| ||To enter the Smart Buildings category, you must enter one of the 10 vertical market categories and provide additional details on Smart Building elements of the project. If you only wish to enter the Smart Buildings Award, please contact awards organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org |
Vertical Market Categories
Eligibility: Only open to integrators, consultants, distributors & end users. If you are a manufacturer please see Applied Technology Award below.
Fee: These categories are free to enter.
Entries will detail a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented within a business environment such as a boardroom, meeting room or entire office facility.
Entries will detail 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
Entries will detail a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented 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.
Entries will detail a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented 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.
Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented 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 implemented within a place of worship such as mosque, church, synagogue or temple. Systems to capture and broadcast services and events to other places of worship, congregation members at home or saved as a resource for worshippers will also be considered.
Leisure & Entertainment Facility
Entries will show a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented within a leisure or entertainment facility such as a theatre, cinema, auditorium, multipurpose venue or sports facility.
Entries will detail the use of AV technologies deployed in an event such as a shareholder or company meeting, product launch event or exhibition booth.
Entries will detail 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.
Entries will detail a fully integrated AV system successfully implemented within a visitor attraction such as a museum, theme park or gallery. Special consideration will also be given to interactivity and content.
Best Teams Room Integration
Eligibility: Only open to integrators, distributors, consultants & end users. If you are a manufacturer please see Applied Technology Award below.
Fee: This category is free to enter .
Projects can come from any vertical market but must have Microsoft Teams as the core videoconferencing platform. Applicants must explain why Microsoft Teams was chosen as the videoconferencing platform and should demonstrate the use of the wider Microsoft Teams and Microsoft solution offering (eg Office, Microsoft management portals.).
Successful applicants will demonstrate the use of a Microsoft Teams certified product ecosystem (eg: Microsoft Teams certified sources, outputs, control systems and peripherals.)
The context of a wider rollout can be mentioned, but the entry should focus on one room. If you wish to detail a larger project across an entire building or facility please consider entering a vertical market category (listed above).
Entrants can enter the same project into both a vertical market category and Best Teams Room Integration provided separate, dedicated entries, that meet the criteria of each award category, are provided.
Smart Buildings Award sponsored by
Eligibility: Only open to integrators, consultants, distributors & end users who have also entered one of the ten vertical market categories above. If you would only like to enter the Smart Buildings Award please contact email@example.com
If you are a manufacturer please see Applied Technology Award below.
Fee: This category is free to enter.
This award is for companies that can demonstrate delivery of intelligent, automated AV systems that integrate and interface with wider building management systems, as well as those integrators that have taken on larger aspects of a project to handle building systems such as security, HVAC and lighting and shading.
You can’t enter this award directly, instead you must complete a project entry into one of our vertical market categories and indicate that you would like to be considered for the Smart Building Award.
To be eligible you must answer two additional questions on the entry form and, within the entry you will upload, include a clearly headed section that outlines why the project is a worthy Smart Buildings Award winner.
Applied Technology Award
Eligibility: Only open to technology manufacturers.
Fee: There is a £350 entry fee for this category.
The Applied Technology category is looking for projects where technology or systems from a single manufacturer made a significant contribution to the installation. We also want to know how the distributor that supplied the product, or manufacturer that made the technology, made a valuable and direct contribution. That could be in support of system design, going the extra mile in site visits and installation support, or developing bespoke products or systems to meet specific project needs.