Breaking away from outdated, hardware-centric industry models, the BaM Awards® categories are based on IABM’s new industry model, the BaM Content Chain®: from Creator to Consumer. The BaM™ Content Chain describes the industry in the same way that broadcast and media companies themselves think, using the same terminology.

Encouraging innovation for more than 25 years

The BaM Awards® are...

GLOBAL

Run by the industry’s only international trade association

INDEPENDENT

Judged by a panel of 40+ non-affiliated, subject experts

INCLUSIVE

Open to everyone exhibiting at IBC Show, Amsterdam

RELEVANT

Recognize innovations that deliver real business and creative benefits

MEANINGFUL

Built on the IABM BaM Content Chain® industry model

GOLD STANDARD

Worldwide recognition through pre, at show and post event publicity

ENTRY DETAILS

  • Entry to the 2019 IABM BaM Awards® at IBC are open, please click here to submit your entry (clicking this link will take you to the dedicated IABM Awards submission platform. If you have not used this platform then you will need to register an account which is separate to the IABM website account that you use)

  • The deadline for entries is Friday 2nd August 2019
  • The awards will be presented at our Awards Ceremony (which is FREE to attend) on Saturday 14 September 2019 at IBC in Amsterdam

  • Don't worry if your product or service hasn't been announced yet, there is an option on the submission form to list it has embargoed and we wont mention the name of the product/service until the night of the awards presentation

  • If you would like to see a sample entry from one of the winners at NAB Show 2019 then please click here (company and product names and references have been removed.)

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

IABM Platinum and Gold members are entitled to two complimentary BaM Awards® entries each year; Start-Up, Silver and Silver 100+ members one complimentary entry per year.

For any additional entries, IABM members will pay £125/€145/$160 (plus VAT where applicable) per entry.

Non IABM Member entry is charged at £185/€215/$240 (plus VAT where applicable) per entry.

THE CATEGORIES
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CREATE

PRODUCE

MANAGE

PUBLISH

MONETIZE

CONSUME

CONNECT

STORE

SUPPORT

PROJECT, COLLABORATION OR EVENT

BaM Award Winners from NAB Show 2019


TIPS FROM THE JUDGES

IABM BaM Awards Webinar

We recently hosted a webinar with 4 of our judges where we asked them what their top tips and recommendations are for submissions. Click the link above to watch the webinar.

MAXIMIZE YOUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS

Each year our judges must review more than 150 entries, many allocated to multiple categories, so it’s important your application stands out from the crowd!


Make it count - There is rarely enough time for our judges to research applications beyond what they receive from you. They are specialists, so they may know something about your submission, but they may not if it is new or significantly updated. So, what you put in the application will make the difference, they have nothing else on which to make a judgement.


Remember the judging criteria - “These awards recognize products, projects and services that, in the view of the judging panel, offer significant benefits or new opportunities to the industry.” And “Judging will be based on the perceived industry impact within the chosen category, in terms of end user benefit, value for money, innovation, implementation, performance or new opportunities created.” Your application must highlight and clarify to the judges how your product, project or service achieves these criteria.


Avoid marketing speak - The judges are looking to see beyond the two extremes of marketing superlatives and deep specifications or technical details. Rarely does a website “cut and paste” or press release impress and a page of detailed technical specifications rarely adds value.


Choose the correct categories - One of the most common mistakes is to choose the wrong categories or just select the first in the list. The judges only work on their chosen categories, it’s your responsibility to choose the categories that will work best for you. Applying to an irrelevant category is a wasted application!


Can’t find a suitable category? - Then consider “Project, collaboration, event or alternative product/service”.


Innovation is not always a product or service. It may be a project, a system, a collaboration or workflow innovation for example. Or if your product does not fit the other nine categories, then this category is here for you!