The IABM Now Accepting Entries for 2012 IABM Awards for Design and Innovation

The deadline for awards submissions is June 29

The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) today announced that the organization is accepting entries for the 2012 IABM Awards for Design and Innovation.

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Open to all global manufacturers and suppliers, the IABM awards program recognizes products that offer significant solutions or new opportunities to the broadcast supply industry. Five winners will be named at IBC2012 in Amsterdam, and each will receive an IABM Award for Excellence, with the prestigious IABM Peter Wayne Award going to the top entry.

"Each year, our judging panel is faced with the enormous task of scoring all entries that we receive against the level of innovation that each promises. Choosing just a handful of award winners is a significant challenge," said Peter White, director general of the IABM. "The IABM Awards for Design and Innovation have proved to be a valuable vehicle for raising awareness of new products, as well as their significance within our industry, so we encourage all manufacturers to take part and submit their entries as soon as possible."

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The review process for the IABM Awards for Design and Innovation is rigorous, and every single entry is examined in detail. Five finalists are selected to demonstrate their products for judges during IBC2012, and awards will be announced at a presentation ceremony there. The top award is named in memory of Peter Wayne, a highly respected industry figure who, through his career and participation in many groups including the IABM, made outstanding contributions to broadcasting.

All judges on the international panel are independent and may not be affiliated with a vendor company or similar operation. The deadline for awards submissions is June 29. More information, complete rules, and the submission form are available at www.theiabm.org/designawards.

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About the IABM
The IABM, the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers, is the authoritative voice of the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide. Its wide range of services to members encompasses market research and intelligence, expert representation at standards bodies and broadcasting unions, executive networking opportunities, and preferential purchasing. A presence at every major broadcast tradeshow, the IABM also provides a valuable channel for communication between broadcast manufacturers, government, and regulatory bodies. Additional IABM activities include awards programs for innovation and scholarships designed to stimulate the development of the broadcast and electronic media industries on an international basis.

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