2004 Rental & Staging Awards Set for InfoComm

The 2004 Rental & Staging Systems Awards program is up and running, and is now accepting entries for the Best Staged Event categories.

Following on the success of the first annual Awards program in 2003, the 2004 Rental & Staging Systems Awards will recognize and reward excellence in the design and production of AV in staged events, and for innovative new products. Rental & Staging Systems magazine will conduct the juried awards program, in cooperation with the International Communication Industries Association (ICIA) and its members, concluding with the presentation of awards at InfoComm 2004 being held the week of June 9-11, 2004 in Atlanta, GA. Awards will be presented for the best staged events of the year (2003), and for the best new products for the rental and staging market introduced in 2003.

Winners of awards for the best staged events of the year will be selected by an independent panel of judges including members of the ICIA Rental and Staging Council and editorial staff of Rental & Staging Systems magazine. Awards for the best new products for the rental and staging market will be made on the basis of a special Rental & Staging Systems magazine readers' poll. Information about the 2004 Rental & Staging Systems Awards will appear in the November 2003 issue of Rental & Staging Systems magazine, and on the Rental & Staging Systems website (www.rentalandstaging.com). Entries for the Events category are due February 6, 2004.

Rental & Staging Systems Awards Categories:

Awards to present to staging companies (For events held in 2003):

*Best overall staging for a Corporate or Association Event, Large Venue, Large Budget (Technology budget greater than $200K)

*Best overall staging for a Corporate or Association Event, Large Venue (Technology budget greater than $50K, Awards to be presented to equipment manufacturers (Products released in 2003):

*Best Audio/Loudspeaker product for the Staging market

*Best Audio/Mixing product for the Staging market

*Best Video Projection product for the Staging market

*Best Video Emissive Display product for the Staging market (LED, LCD, Plasma)

*Best Video Emissive Display product for the Staging market (non-Plasma)

*Best Truss or Rigging product for the Staging market

*Best Lighting product for the Staging market/Automated Luminaire

*Best Lighting product for the Staging market/Lighting Control

*Best Software product for the Staging market (Rental, Management, or Design)

*Best Product for the Rental market (smaller room; no hanging/rigging required)

*Best Video Signal Processing or Distribution product for the Staging market

*Best Video/Broadcast Product

*Best Projection Screen Product

*Best General AV product (screens, drapes, carts, road cases, etc.)


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