The highly regarded PLASA Awards for Innovation are now open for entries, ready to celebrate the best new products across pro lighting, AV, audio, staging and rigging.

Organised in association with LSi, the awards celebrate innovative products from across the live entertainment technology industry that demonstrate a new style of thinking, improve technical practice or safety, introduce new materials or techniques, or offer a new commercial advantage.

Each successfully entered product will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts who have the authority to present up to eight awards of equal standing, one of which can be upgraded to a Gold Award for an outstanding new product.

Last year, Brompton Technology scooped Gold for their Tessera G1, with Coda Audio, Funktion One, Robe Lighting, Astera, Obsidian Control Systems, and Martin also going home with awards.

Also up for grabs is an Award for Sustainability, which is reserved for a product that can demonstrate a significant reduction of power, utilises renewable energy, or has a positive impact on the environment.

All nominated products are showcased in the popular Innovation Gallery at the heart of the PLASA Show floor, as well as all year round on the virtual Innovation Gallery. Products can also benefit from exposure in LSi, as well as the show website, emails and social media, reaching thousands of dedicated industry professionals.

Not only that, the awards themselves will be presented during an intimate industry ceremony on the Monday evening of PLASA Show 2024 which is running from 1st – 3rd September in the Grand Hall at Olympia London.

The awards are open to all – including PLASA Show 2024 exhibitors, PLASA members, and non-member non-exhibitors. Furthermore, early bird entries can save 20 percent of the entry fee and take advantage of LSi editorial coverage if they apply by Friday 2nd August.

James Eade, chair of the judging team, comments, “The PLASA Awards for Innovation continue to be top for genuine innovative products, independence and credibility. Winning one of the awards is known to make a big difference to the success of a product, something past winners have routinely commented on.”

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