Remember that, although the InstallAwards – entry for which closes in a few hours – are project based, they are not restricted to integrators. Anyone with a connection to an audio, video and lighting installation that took place between March 2014 and February 2015 may enter. That's because as well as awarding a Best Project Award in each category, we also make a Star Product Award.
So, if you work on the product side of the industry – for a manufacturer or a distributor, say – you can put in an entry for an installation in which one of your products was included. What we call the Star Product doesn't have to be the biggest or glitziest part of the installation: what we're looking for is evidence of how that product played a key role in meeting the brief and so delivering what the client wanted. If it could outperform any competitor's product, that's even better.
This means that the Star Products of the InstallAwards could just as easily be something in the rackroom as something in full view of everyone. It's a chance for the industry's 'workhorse' products to get their moment in the sun.
If this has inspired you to enter, go to www.installawards.com/nominations and fill in the entry form. You have until midnight tonight. Good luck!
The InstallAwards 2015 take place on Thursday 4 June at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, London. Tickets for the event are available now and cost £225 or £1,695 for a table of 10. Click here for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org