This June sees the first InstallAwards – a major event in the industry calendar, and a chance to come together and celebrate excellence across a broad range of installation projects.
Entries for the InstallAwards are now open. Sister publication Installation is looking to recognise the best AV integration projects in the following categories:
- Public display/ retail
- Sports and performing arts
- Corporate and industrial
To reflect the multifaceted nature of installation projects, there will be three awards in each of these categories.
Best Project Award
Judges will be looking for evidence of as many of the following as possible:
- Technical innovation
- Elegant design – technical or aesthetic
- Meeting or exceeding the client brief
- Expansion capability/futureproofing
This award is designed to acknowledge the importance of collaboration and teamwork in the delivery of successful installation projects. Any size of team, from two people upwards, may be nominated, and judges will be looking for:
- How team inputs shaped one or more aspects of the project
- How one or more team members went beyond the call of duty to deliver an element of the project
- How the individual skills and specialities of the team members combined to give an exceptional outcome
Star Product Award
This award focuses in on a single part of an installation - a product that performs a key role in the overall system design. Judges are especially interested in products that provide a new solution for an existing issue. We'll want to know:
- Why this particular product was chosen, rather than a competitive product
- How the system design, and/or the end user experience, would have been different if an alternative product had been used instead
Any permanent or semi-permanent installation may be entered for the InstallAwards, provided it was handed over to the client between 1 March 2013 and 28 February 2014.
There is no fee to enter, and any company or individual can submit up to three entries – either in the same category or across multiple categories.
To enter, go to www.installawards.com and download the entry form. To streamline the entry process, each project may be entered for Best Project, Teamwork and Star Product Awards (if desired), and you only need to complete a single form.
You only have a few weeks to get your entries in – the closing date is Friday 14 March.
The awards will be judged by a large panel of independent experts from across the industry, drawn from as wide a range of backgrounds as possible. If you would like to offer your services as a judge, please send an email to email@example.com.
There will be two further awards, judged by the Installation team. To coincide with the brand’s 15th anniversary this year, we will present the 15 Years of Excellence Award. This will be won by a company or organisation that has made a major contribution to the AV installation world – which could be through technology, industry education or leadership.
In addition, we will be awarding the 15 Years of Achievement Award. This will be presented to an individual who, during the lifetime of Installation, has built up a major body of work that has left a lasting impression on the industry.
There is no formal nomination process for these two awards, but we welcome suggestions for deserving companies or individuals via email or social media.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Hilton London Wembley on the evening of 12 June 2014.
Tickets for the awards are now available, price £175 (or £1495 for a table of 10). The ticket price includes:
- Pre-dinner drinks reception
- Entry to the awards
- Three-course meal
- Entry to after-party and much more besides
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, including sponsorship of award categories and various branding opportunities at the InstallAwards and in the run-up to the event. For details, please contact Ian Graham – email@example.com, +44 (0)20 7354 6000.