Intent Media’s Audio Pro International magazine has launched its own virtual awards ceremony, acknowledging the best products, companies and people in all sectors of the business.
There will be no pricey black tie event, but instead, through the pages of Audio Pro and at www.audioprointernational.com, there will be lobbying, nominations, debate and industry-wide voting – all ending in worthy winners of 15 categories (see list below).
The awards will have a transparent voting procedure, with the Audio Pro International team picking five finalists per category, following a free-of-charge lobbying period, which begins immediately and will end August 20th. A wide judging panel, drawn from all sectors of the business, will then choose the winners.
The awards are arranged into two categories: Studio & Broadcast Sound and Live & Installed Sound. There is also an Audio Pro Lifetime Achievement Award presented to an individual who has made a significant, positive difference to the industry.
In the two sector-based categories, awards for exceptional events or projects will go to the person, team or organisation tasked with providing the sound as a product, either through record production, sound system installation, hire, deployment, or broadcast services.
“The Audio Pro Awards have been created to recognise those who share our passion for professional audio and strive to push the boundaries with every endeavour,” explains editor, Andrew Low.
“From the big rental companies and manufacturers to the independent engineers and new companies, we are inspired by the innovation that we see at every trade show and event and feel that these individuals should be recognised for their great efforts.
“We also want the process to be simple, transparent and inclusive. We know through the magazine and the website that our readers have strong opinions on what works and who’s going the extra yard, and to get them involved in a poll like this will throw up some fascinating results, I’m sure.”
The panel of judges is currently being assembled and Audio Pro International welcomes requests from anyone who would like to be a judge, or suggest someone who they feel should be on the panel. Lobbying is now open and those who work in the industry are invited to put forward the names of people or companies who they consider to be deserving of an award. Self-nomination is perfectly acceptable and encouraged. To contact the team regarding either judging or lobbying, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org