Breaking away from outdated, hardware-centric industry models, the BaM Awards® categories are based on IABM’s new industry model, the BaM Content Chain®: from Creator to Consumer.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 40+ non-affiliated, subject experts

INCLUSIVE

Open to everyone exhibiting at NAB Show Las Vegas

RELEVANT

Recognize innovations that deliver real business and creative benefits

MEANINGFUL

Built on the new BaM Content Chain® industry model

GOLD STANDARD

Worldwide recognition

2019 BaM Awards® at NAB Show Shortlist

The winners will be announced at the BaM Awards® Party at NAB Show on Tuesday April 9th (6pm - 8pm, The Westgate). Click here to secure your place

Connect
Alteros - GTX Series L.A.W.N. Direct-to-Fiber venue-wide wireless mic system
DVEO - Windows® Application for Reliable Live Video Transfers over Public Internet -- PC DOZER™: APP
Embrionix
Cerberus - Livelink Platform

Consume
Vista Studios - User Experience
Verimatrix - nTitleMe
Broadpeak - nanoCDN™ with ultra low latency and device synchronization

Create
LEDGO - Dyno D600C RGB LED Panel Light
Ross Video
Shure
Teradek - Bolt 4K
Opus Digitas - User-Generated Video (UGV) management platform

Manage
Piksel
VoiceInteraction
Yella Umbrella - Stellar - Timed Text - In a Browser
GB Labs - Mosaic Automatic Asset Organiser

Monetize
Paywizard - Singula™
Amagi - THUNDERSTORM DAI-as-a-Managed Service platform
Veritone
Qligent - Vision-Analytics

Produce
Adobe
Marquis Broadcast - Postflux for Premiere Pro
Lawo - A__UHD Core
Grass Valley

Project, collaboration or event
Zhejiang Radio and Television Group - 32 Cameras 4K IP Flagship OBVAN
MediaKind - Enabling a world-first: 6K tiled 360-degree live sports streaming success
GrayMeta - Videofashion - Monetising archives with GrayMeta
Vista Studios - User Experience

Publish
Red Bee Media - World's First Software-Only Playout Deployment
Telestream - OptiQ
Broadpeak - CDN Diversity™ technology with Priority feature
AWS - Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE)

Store
R&S - SpycerNode
GB Labs - InFlight Data Acceleration (IDA)
OWC - ThunderBlade™
SymplyWORKSPACE

Support
PHABRIX - Qx IP V3.0
Skyline Communications - DataMiner Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Management and ST2110 Media Flow Tracking
Microsoft - Avere vFXT for Azure
Touchstream

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CREATE

PRODUCE

MANAGE

PUBLISH

MONETIZE

CONSUME

CONNECT

STORE

SUPPORT

PROJECT, COLLABORATION OR EVENT

FAQ's

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