The AV Awards website has been relaunched, and is now accepting entries for 2013. The new website has been revamped, and newly-added features include the ability to enter (and pay) for the awards entries, and all table bookings can be processed on the site now as well. The website offers a rundown on how to enter, who should enter, and the categories and criteria for entering.
All AV Award entries can be uploaded onto the new website, payments for the awards can also be done via the website and all table bookings can be processed on there too.
All guests who have then booked tables will have to come back to the site upload their guest names.
Look out for the March/April issue of AV and AV Europe, as there will a seven page guide to entering the 15th AV Awards.
This year our headline sponsor is AMX, and we thank them very much for their support.
As happens every year, we have had a look at the entries, and four which we felt weren’t workingas successfully as we would have liked have been dropped. As visitors to the new website will see, we have removed four categories in total. This decision was also taken to help reduce the running time of the overall awards ceremony on the night.
As an example, The Flat Screen Product of the Year and Interactive Presentation Product of the Year have been combined in a renamed category, and now come under Collaboration Product of the Year. Eligible products for that award include video conferencing, telepresence, audio conferencing, web conferencing, interactive whiteboards and response systems.
The evening itself, on Friday 11 October at the Hilton on Park Lane in central London will also undergo some subtle changes, with a key one being a slightly earlier starting time, giving guests more time to network pre the kickoff of the awards.
Look out for a fun surprise this year AFTER the awards have finished.
The closing deadline date for entries is 5pm, Friday 17 May.