2020 CATEGORIES

The AV Awards will further additions, updates and improvements to it's categories in an effort to ensure we provide a platform for recognising and rewarding the whole AV Industry.

TECHNOLOGY

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BUSINESS

Audio Technology of the Year

 
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Collaboration Technology of the Year

 

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Communication Technology of the Year

 

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Control and Management Technology of the Year

 

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Digital Signage Technology of the Year

 

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Event Technology of the Year

 

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Processing and Distribution Technology of the Year

 

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Support Technology of the Year

 

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Visual Technology of the Year

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Broadcast and Media Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in televised events, corporate broadcast, studio based broadcast productions

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Corporate Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in finance, legal, telecoms, IT, property, real estate, chemical / petroleum - excludes corporate lobbies, this should be entered into retail project.

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Education Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in all kinds of learning environments such as higher, primary, secondary, further education and auditoriums covering applications such as lecture capture and distance learning.

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Events and Entertainment Project of the Year

Temporary installations using AV and experiential technology in live events, corporate events, entertainment shows, awards ceremonies, experiential events, opening and closing ceremonies, sponsored events, exhibits, sales conferences, product launches, exhibition events, music events, outdoor events and festivals, etc.

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Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in cruise ships, sports and leisure facilities, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and resorts, travel agents, tour operators, casinos and F&B - excludes large stadiums which should enter venue project of the year. However, if you have installed into hospitality areas this would be included here.

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Public Sector Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in government, military, law enforcement, emergency services, health, medical, transport, energy and utilities and command and control rooms.

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Retail Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in digital signage, digital out of home, retail, showrooms and corporate lobbies.

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Themed Entertainment and Attractions Project of the Year

Permanent installations using AV and experiential technology in entertainment environments - cinema, visitor attractions, museums, theme parks, heritage and visitor attractions, galleries, science centres and themed attractions.

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Venue Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in large venues - houses of worship, stadiums, conference halls, historic venues, theatres, exhibition venues, musical entertainment and performance venues.

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Consultancy of the Year

Organisations that provide consultancy to the AV industry independently and free of bias.  They should not be sellers of AV. Typically they will provide design services and construction documents and, if required, assist in identifying qualified integrators and other AV service providers to implement projects, supervise the construction phase and provide initialisation and commissioning services.

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Distributor of the Year


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End-User Business of the Year


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Integrator of the Year


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Manufacturer of the Year


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Production, Rental and Staging Business of the Year


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SME Business of the Year

Company must not have a turnover of more than €10 million or have more than 50 employees. This category is open to smaller businesses and starts ups (within three years) across the supply chain, plus all businesses outside of the supply chain that help move the AV industry forward.

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AV Professional of the Year

Individuals working in the AV/IT, events or production industry, whether for an end-user organisation, a vendor or works on a freelance basis. Nominations should recognise an individual who has made a significant contribution and/or shown impressive leadership in the management of an in-house contract or vendor service-driven team.

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Channel Team of the Year

For any team working within channel businesses (manufacturers, distributions, integrators, resellers, consultants, production and rental companies) including sales, R&D, delivery, service teams, marketing etc.

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End-User Service Team of the Year

This category recognises in-house AV / IT / support, production and events service teams who would typically look after the technology procurement, service selection, delivery, implementation and maintenance/management internally of an AV service, project or event. The team may be outsourced, but must only serve the primary end-user organisation.

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Rising Star of the Year

This category is open to individuals under the age of 30 working in all sectors of the supply chain, including end-users, freelancers and contractors. The aim of this award is to recognise a young or emerging professional who has made a standout contribution to the technical, operational, or commercial performance of their team or company.

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