About the AVIAs

AVIAs 2016 Awards Ceremony Details

The AVIAs will be awarded at the conclusion of Day 1 of the Integrate show. That’s Tuesday 23rd of August.

The awards ceremony kicks off immediately after the conclusion of the InfoComm International Industry Reception at the Integrate Bar — where drinks and canapes will be served.

If you’re part of the professional AV industry you’re welcome to attend the InfoComm reception and the subsequent AVIAs ceremony — no charge.

We understand that there’s lots going after Day 1 of the show, so be assured the AVIAs will conclude well in time for you to attend your subsequent dinner engagements — it’s a short (about 30 minutes) cocktail-style (stand up) ceremony.

Project Eligibility

The nominated project must have been substantially completed in the calendar year 2015.
It must either be located in the Australia/Pacific region or have been primarily the concept of a company or individual based in the region.

Who will judge the entries?

The independent judging panel is composed of six seasoned industry professionals representing InfoComm, AETM and ALIA. (See who is on the panel)
The entire panel will assess every entry in all categories, (unless disqualified from that category for potential conflict of commercial interest).
Independent consultant Andy Ciddor of The Kilowatt Company will act as a non-voting facilitator.

What the judges will look for

Innovation in problem solving and excellence in execution.
Unique and groundbreaking approaches to tough or complex problems.
It will meet the client’s brief, exceed their expectations and set an example for the rest of the industry to aspire to.

Who can enter?

Entry is open to any company or individual involved in the AV industry,
from consultants, integrators, and production companies to designers
and manufacturers of any type of equipment or software used in AV.

How do I enter?

Entries have now closed and are in the hands of the judging panel for initial assessments.

The short list of finalists for 2016 will be posted on this web site in early August.


A project may only be entered in just one category.
The panel may adjudicate on the appropriate category for any entry.
The panel may choose not to make an award in every category or to combine categories.

Innovation Award 

Rather than accepting entries directly into a separate Innovation category, the judging panel considers all entries as candidates for the Innovation award, judging them against important industry criteria. They will be looking for innovation in the specific areas of Green AV, Net-centric AV and AV/IT convergence.

Best Application of AV in a Commercial or Government Installation

This category gives all consultants, installers and integrators the chance to show their wares.
The install that best meets the unique demands of the project will win.
It doesn’t need to be the most glamorous or highest profile project going, but it must be executed to an exemplary standard and go beyond the client’s expectations.

Best Application of AV in an Exhibition or Display

This category places the exhibition, trade show, museum, gallery and display specialists in the spotlight.
Outstanding projects in this category will not only engage and amuse or inform their audiences, they will address the client’s needs for conservation, maintainability, sustainability and longevity.

Best Application of AV in a Production

This category is for the best that AV production has to offer, whether that be for product launches, corporate events, son et lumières, theatrical and concert productions, made-for-TV spectaculars, one-off events, etc. The winners won’t necessarily be the most lavish shows, but they will be the most elegantly conceived and flawlessly executed productions of the year.

Best Application of AV in Education

Education continues to push at the boundaries of what’s possible with audiovisual technologies.
This category is for the best conceived, best executed, and most innovative audiovisual projects and installations in the education sector.


Each category is further divided into three budget ranges; projects with a budget under $100,000; projects with a budget  between $100,000 and $500,000; and projects with a budget exceeding $500,000. Awards may not necessarily be made in every budget range for every category.

See who is on the AVIAs panel.

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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