The AVIXA AV Experience Awards, which “recognize the innovative integration of content, space, and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences,” are back for 2021.
“Last year, AVIXA created the AV Experience Awards to recognize result-driven projects, answering the question: how did AV make a desired experience possible?” said AVIXA senior director of communications Joé Lloyd in the association announcement.
“In its first year, we saw projects where AV was being applied in imaginative ways around the world—from New York to Copenhagen, to London to Nanjing. We’re looking forward to again witnessing the work of the talented AV community,” she said.
The 2021 award categories “showcase how thoughtful design and execution achieve the projects’ distinct goals,” according to the AVIXA announcement.
The Best Dynamic Art Experience award celebrates AV as art – whether it is to amaze, create a cultural centerpiece, energize people for their day, reinvigorate a functional space, or display information in a stimulating way.
The Best In-Person Experience award recognizes when AV is used strategically to motivate potential attendees to get out into the real world to experience something they can’t see, do, or feel anywhere else.
The Best Individualized Experience award highlights applications where technology gets personal and allows an experience or interaction to be tailored to the individual.
The Best Immersive Experience award recognizes illusionary or simulated environments that envelop individuals into an encompassing multi-sensory experience utilizing content, space, and technology.
The Best Flexible Space Experience award highlights AV applications that create spaces that are constantly changing, adaptable, and facilitate the activities that happen within them.
The Best Collaborative Experience award celebrates applications of AV that help enhance interactivity.
More About the 2021 AV Experience Awards
Award entries may be submitted by anyone involved in the project, whether project originator, creative or technology agency, or the customer. This includes brand agencies, experience design firms, AV consultants, designers and integrators, AV manufacturers, and others.
The awards program has support from the Association of Luxury Suite Directors, Hospitality Technology Next Generation and European University Information Systems Organization.
It “provides promotional support to project award finalists and winners in targeted vertical markets,” according to the AVIXA announcement.
To be eligible for consideration, projects should have been completed or taken place between Jan. 1, 2019 and Feb. 15, 2021.
The application period will close March 12. The shortlist will be announced May 18 and a virtual ceremony will be hosted in July.