Information Page and FAQ
NewBay Media is proud to introduce the Product Innovation Awards, honoring outstanding product introductions that serve TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio users.
Nominate your product here! Categories, due date and entry fee information are listed below.
What are the Product Innovation Awards?
The PIA program recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio markets. Winners are selected by a panel of professional users based on the description provided by you via the nomination form. Evaluation criteria include innovation of concept and design, creative use of technology, price value, and suitability for use in a broadcast TV/radio or professional video environment.
Who can enter?
Any company that has released new and/or upgraded hardware, software or other products for these markets since Jan. 1, 2012, may enter.
Why should I enter?
The PIA program is a new and creative way to shine a bright spotlight on your newest products. To be chosen for the Product Innovation Award means that a panel of working professional engineers and managers in TV, pro video and radio has taken special note of your offering. Further, every product nominated, whether chosen for an award or not, will be featured in the special Product Innovation Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form in late September to readers of TV Technology, Digital Video, Creative Planet Network, Government Video, Video Edge, Radio World and Radio magazine.
What are the categories?
• Audio for Video
• Digital Content Management
• Cameras & Lenses
• Camera Support
• Editing & Graphics
• Encoding/Signal Processing
• Test & Measurement
• Transmission (microwave, bonded cellular, RF)
• Video Monitors
• Problem Solvers & Widgets
• Field Codecs/Remote Gear
• Radio Transmitters
• On-Air Processing, Delays, Timeshifting
• Microphones & Headphones
• Mobile Apps for Radio Technology
• Consoles, Mixers & Routers
• Audio Transport/STL: Codecs, Telco, Internet, Satellite
• Studio Furnishings, Design & Acoustics
• Media Asset Mngmt: Automation, Scheduling, Billing
• Signal Monitoring, Remote Control & Test
• Internet Products & Services for Radio
• Antennas, Power Protection & Transmission Support
When are entries due?
Aug. 31, 2013 >>EXTENDED TO FRIDAY SEPT. 6, 2013<<
How much does it cost to enter?
$495 per product nominated.
May I enter more than one category or product?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of products you may nominate. Each requires a nomination form and entry fee.
How are the products evaluated?
A panel of judges, chosen in advance by the editors of our publications, will review nominations and choose the winners.
How do I pay?
Click here to nominate a product and pay by credit card.
What do I get if I win?
Winners receive an award for display and the winners will be reported in TV Technology, Digital Video, Creative Planet Network, Government Video, Video Edge, Radio World and Radio magazine. All nominated products will be featured in the special Product Innovation Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to readers of those publications.
What if I have a question about the form?
Email Paul McLane at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Butts at email@example.com.