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IBC Best of Show 2016: the judging criteria

The awards recognise new and outstanding pro-audio equipment

NewBay Media has released the judging criteria for it’s IBC 2016 Best of Show Awards.

With entries now open, the awards recognise new and outstanding pro-audio equipment exhibited at the event and are open to any company showing a product at the Amsterdam trade fair launched since the 2015 event.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

• Ease of use/maintenance
• Performance against category standard
• Richness/relevance of the feature set
• Value/ROI
• Versatility
• Originality

The final deadline for entries is 31 August 2016.

Awards will be given by NewBay publications PSNEurope, Installation, Radio World International, Audio Media International, TVBEurope and TV Technology Europe.

Entrants may submit a product for consideration by one or more of these titles and can nominate multiple products, with each winner also receiving dedicated follow-up coverage in their chosen publication.

A panel of judges comprising professional users and editors will vet products live on the showfloor and winners will be presented with a Best of Show certificate during the event.

In addition, all entrants will be featured in a Best of Show Digital Edition sent out after the show.

To enter, visit