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Best of Show Awards at ISE 2021: last year’s winners on impact of the gongs

With just a few days left to enter the at-show award and its sister gong, Best in Market, we gauged the opinions of previous winners

With only days remaining to enter the Best of Show at ISE ’21 and its sister awards Best in Market ’21, we spoke to a selection of winners from 2020 on the impact and benefits of winning an at-show award both during and after ISE ’20.

Closing this Friday May 28th at 1159BST, the Best in Market ‘21 and Best of Show at ISE 2021 awards programmes are supported by eight of our industry’s leading magazine brands from publishers Future: Installation, AV Technology, Mix, Residential Systems, Sound & Video Contractor, and Tech & Learning. Each brand represents an Award Category in which companies can enter any product(s) that have been released or are being promoted in the last 12 months.

Installation Best of Show Winner: Avocor ALZ Solutions
“The ISE show is one of the most important trade events that Avocor attends. The opportunity to come together with the global AV community – from showcasing with existing partners, to starting conversations with potential customers and the growing number of end users attending – ISE is a place to do business on a global stage,” said Dana Corey, GM and SVP, Avocor. “Winning the renowned “Best of Show” ISE award in 2020 has served as a proof point that we can share with customers and partners of Avocor’s continued growth and innovation in the collaboration display market.”

Installation Best of Show Winner: NEC Display Solutions LED-FE SerieS
‘It’s always great to win awards (and we were delighted to get success for our dvLED FE Series last year, and our super-silent projection the year before that!) but with the Future Best of Show Awards, you gain recognition for your nomination even if you don’t win, so there is extra value in submitting a product,’ explained Gill Slater, marketing manager, Sharp NEC Display Solutions

Installation Best of Show Winner: AtlasIED IPX
“Being an Installation “Best Of Show” winner at ISE not only helped us increase our visibility in the European ProAV market, but also reinforced that the products we engineer and manufacture fit the needs of our integrator partners, and users alike,” said Gina Sansivero, vice president, marketing and corporate communications, AtlasIED

Installation Best of Show Winner: Squirrels LLC Ditto
“The Installation Best of Show award is a highlight from Squirrels LLC participation at ISE 2020. It was a seamless process from start to finish and well worth the time of the Squirrels team,” said Jackie Cunningham, Squirrels. “The application process was straightforward and we were easily able to feature our products and accomplishments. At the show, we were gifted a plaque that was displayed in our stand for the entirety of ISE 2020 — it was an immediate conversation starter. Thank you to the Future team for this award!”

Residential Systems Best of Show Winner Island Prestige by L-Acoustics Creations
“ISE 2020 was the inaugural year for L-Acoustics Creations, a new division of L-Acoustics dedicated to pro audio for residential and architectural applications,” stated Julie Blore-Bizot, director of brand & communications, L-Acoustics Creations. “Premiering and entering Island Prestige, our personal immersive sound space in the Best of Show awards was the perfect opportunity to engage directly with media and ISE attendees around this innovation, and led to subsequent interest and exposure after the event. We continue to proudly display the award badge on our social media and website.”

For companies who exhibiting at ISE 2021, Future’s annual Best of Show at ISE awards programme is running in parallel and is open to any company exhibiting at any of ISE’s in-person regional events throughout June, or as part of ISE’s virtual exhibition offering.

For companies who aren’t exhibiting at ISE 2021, Future’s Best in Market ‘21 awards is a new market-wide programme showcasing the most innovative technology from around the AV marketplace in the last 12 months. The programme is open to all manufacturers of professional AV products and solutions regardless of their exhibitor/non-exhibitor status at this summer’s major trade shows.

For further information and to enter both awards at ISE visit: