Submissions for the BaM Awards® are now CLOSED. The shortlist will be announced in the week commencing 18 March. The winners will be announced at the BaM Awards® Party on Tuesday April 9th in Las Vegas.

Breaking away from outdated, hardware-centric industry models, the BaM Awards® categories are based on IABM’s new industry model, the BaM Content Chain®: from Creator to Consumer.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...


Run by the industry’s only international trade association


Judged by 40+ non-affiliated, subject experts


Open to everyone exhibiting at NAB Show Las Vegas


Recognize innovations that deliver real business and creative benefits


Built on the new BaM Content Chain® industry model


Worldwide recognition


Shortlisted companies will all feature in extensive awards related promotion from IABM including:

  • Entry into the IABM Journal with a "BaM Highlight" feature on your product/service

  • Inclusion in IABM Social Media campaigns around the awards

  • A 30 second video on the night of the awards presentation showcasing your product/service

  • Promotional material including social images, badges for your team and stickers for your booth to showcase that you are a finalist

*Don't worry if your product/service is embargoed, we can keep the name under wraps until the awards presentation evening.

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How much does it cost to enter?

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 product.

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

Click here to download the terms & conditions document.

Who can enter?

Submissions for the BaM Awards® are open to every company (whether an IABM member or not) that has launched a new product or service within 12 months of NAB Show Las Vegas; the nominated product must be available to view during the show.

What makes the IABM awards different?

The IABM BaM Awards® recognize outstanding technological innovations that deliver real business and creative benefits. The BaMs® are the only truly independent technology awards in the industry, and are widely recognized as the gold standard for rewarding broadcast and media innovation.

How many categories can you enter?

You must chose a main category from the list above at the start of your entry. You can then select one additional category to enter.

How are the awards judged?

Judging is carried out by a panel of 40 independent, expert judges who represent every element of the broadcast & media eco system.

My entry is confidential, is that a problem?

No, if you don't want the product name to be announced then simply tick the "this product is embargoed" box during submission and we will only announce the company name if you are shortlisted (the winning product/service will be announced at the awards presentation). However, only the name and one line descriptions of shortlisted entries are published prior to the opening of NAB Show in our BaM Awards shortlist press release – usually around two weeks in advance. You will naturally gain better publicity for your new product if you allow us to publish these basic details in advance.

How can you maximize your chances of winning?

The entry form has been designed with our judges in mind, we have worked with them to ensure that the descriptions and details of your product are as easy as possible for them to judge. We would advise against using 'marketing speak' in your entry and avoid replicating a press release. Focus on the key USP's and put yourself in the shoes of the judges, what will they want to know to make a decision?

Click here to view an entry guideline document.

When will the awards be announced?

The shortlist will be announced approx 2 weeks prior to the show.

The winners will be announced at the IABM 2019 BaM Awards® Party on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 (6pm – 8pm) at The Westgate. 

View the 2018 BaM Award® Winners