16-18 September 2018
London Olympia, National Hall

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PLASA Innovation Awards

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PLASA Innovation Awards

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The Innovation Awards, in association with LSi magazine, aim to recognise and reward new product ideas.

They have long been respected as they are independently and impartially judged by an invited team of industry experts.

In addition, PLASA members and pre-registered visitors are also eligible to vote for nominees of the annual Gottelier Award aimed to recognise the lifetime achievements of product developers.

The awards will be presented during a special event at PLASA Show on Monday 17 September from 6pm. 

ENTRY CRITERIA

Launched since the previous PLASA Show
Demonstrates a new style of thinking
Improves technical practice
Introduces new technology, materials or techniques
Includes patents or unique intellectual property
Offers a new commercial advantage
Improves safety

Entry is now closed

JUDGING

All successfully vetted products are judged against one another on the strength of their innovation alone – there are no product categories.

The judging panel will have eight awards of equal standing at their disposal, plus the option of making one or more a ‘Gold’ Award, for those products which stand out above the rest.

Alongside the online entry submission, all nominees will have the opportunity to make a five-minute presentation to our judges at the PLASA Show.

AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The judges can also choose to present the PLASA Award for Sustainability to recognise products which can claim:

  • Significant reduction of power usage for its product type/application
  • Effective use of renewable energy sources
  • Significant reduction of environmental impact of product lifecycle

PUBLICITY

Pre-show publicity

Nominees can benefit from inclusion in the PLASA Show Preview issue of LSi Magazine and in the Official PLASA Show Catalogue.

Nominated products will also feature on the online gallery on plasashow.com.

Publicity at the show

Nominated products will be exhibited on the Innovation Gallery – a key visitor attraction at the PLASA Show.

Post-show publicity

Each nominee will have a presentation video filmed as part of their entry package. This video will appear on LSiOnline’s YouTube channel, and made available for the nominees own promotional use.

COST

The entry fee is:

  • £360 plus VAT for PLASA Show exhibitors.
  • £620 plus VAT for non-exhibiting PLASA members – a highly preferential rate given the level of publicity generated by the Awards.

The fee covers all administration and judging expenses and the cost of a professionally produced video of your five-minute product presentation.
The winners will appear on the LSiOnline website and in the October issues of Light&Sound International and Lighting&Sound America magazines.

For further information on the PLASA Awards for Innovation, please contact: awards@plasashow.com

GOTTELIER AWARD

The Gottelier Award is a special award which recognises the invaluable contributions of the people behind the products that have changed our industry over the decades. The award is named in memory of Tony Gottelier, the renowned industry innovator and commentator who passed away in 2006. Last year's winner was: 

Wayne Howell of Artistic License 

PLASA Members, LSi readers, exhibitors and visitors registered to attend the PLASA Show will be invited to vote once our shortlist has been selected.

See the 2018 nominees

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Testimonials

  • It was a really impressive show. Every time I looked there were lots of conversations going on around the show floor. I think every exhibitor should be happy. It was magic!
    Mick Hannaford
    Robe
  • We rate PLASA as one of the best shows in the world. We’ve had a really successful event, meeting our European clients and securing new overseas contacts as well as visitors from closer to home.
    Gary Fails
    City Theatrical
  • The show was incredibly busy, I didn’t have a moment of quiet time. I’ve seen more international visitors here this year which is great. I love it!
    Darren Beckley
    ETC Ltd
  • We’ve been exhibiting at PLASA for around 10 years and show both competing and complementary technologies, allowing our customers to see the differences between them. No one feels they’re getting the hard sell, it works very well.
    John Penn
    SSE Audio
  • We were delighted that 80% of our European distribution network came to the show, and we had visitors from Korea, Hong Kong and the US. The stand was really busy and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the show.
    Matthew Lloyd
    GDS
  • This year’s PLASA show was one of the busiest ever, and in my opinion, it was also one of the best we’ve exhibited at. All in all, it was a very positive show for us and our suppliers.
    Jonathan Walters
    A.C. Entertainment Technologies
  • The show was genuinely good and there was a buzz. We certainly had a crowded stand and we hope the successful launching of new products brings the results we want. May PLASA continue for many more years.
    Cliff Dounting
    Chauvet
  • I am a big fan of PLASA London since the move and believe that the PLASA team have totally re-invigorated the show and established it as the product show in the UK, where the UK market turn to look at new products.
    Ben Noble
    Push the Button

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