2024 BEST Awards: Deadline Extended to May 17

Published: May 13, 2024

Editor’s note: This post, originally published on May 19, 2023, has been updated on May 13, 2024.

The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards  recognize outstanding new products, solutions and services that can enhance commercial integrators’ businesses, including making them more profitable and sustainable. Criteria for winning products include innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and installer benefits.

This year, due to popular demand among #avtweeps and industry stakeholders, we have added two NEW categories to the Commercial Integrator BEST Awards! We are excited to introduce the following categories:

  • Programming Company / Service Provider¬†of the Year
  • AV Person¬†of the Year

The first new category reflects the increasing importance of specialized software and service providers whose companies tackle everything from control programming to software development.

The second new category seeks to celebrate the remarkable individuals who are the lifeblood of our industry community. The AV Person of the Year can either be a legendary figure or a young up-and-comer who is making a big mark on commercial AV.

Commercial Integrator BEST Award winners will be announced during InfoComm 2024, spotlighted on, and featured in the August issue of CI+SSI.

The BEST Award winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Commercial Integrator.

PR Benefits for All Entrants

  • All entries will be highlighted on the award page, by category with a link to your site, product image and promotional description.
  • All entries will be promoted on social media

Additional Benefits for Winners

  • Have your products and technologies highlighted in the August issue of¬†CI+SSI¬†
  • Be granted use of the Commercial Integrator Award Winner Logo.
  • Receive a beautiful Commercial Integrator BEST Awards trophy.
  • Have your winning products covered individually on with an article and slideshow.¬†The feature is great for sharing!

2024 BEST Awards Entry Details

Main Requirements for Entry


  • Product MSRP*
  • Shipped date*
  • Description of your product’s design and/or technological innovation ( < 200 words)*
  • Three most important product features ( < 100 words)*
  • Benefits your product provides to the integrator ( < 100 words)*
  • Promotional description of the product to be used online and in print ( < 50 words)*
  • An electronic file of the company logo*
  • Up to ten product photos (at least one is mandatory)*
  • Product specification sheet
  • Link to more information about the product

Entry Fees

  • $597 per product if submission¬†purchased by¬†early-bird deadline (April 12, 2024)
  • $547 for entries¬†entered under the new categories
  • $697 per product entered through May 10, 2024

Submission Deadline

  • Early-Bird Deadline: 11:59 PM EST,¬†April 12, 2024
  • Regular Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM EST, May 10, 2024
  • Extended Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM EST, May 17, 2024

Winners Announced

Winners of the BEST Awards will be announced during InfoComm 2024, and they will be covered in Commercial Integrator and on


Your product must have either shipped in the 12 months before the May 17, 2024 deadline or be set to debut in the 6 months after.

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