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Every year, AVIXA recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions to the industry. Nominated by their peers, these individuals have left lasting impressions and helped advance the AV industry. Click on an award pogram below to apply.

Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award

This award highlights important contributions made by industry individuals to the science of AV. The award calls attention to the AV and information communications industries by recognizing pioneers who made scientific breakthroughs resulting in new AV technologies that impacted the manufacture and sales of novel products enjoyed by audiences worldwide.

CTS Holder of the Year Award

This award recognizes Certified Technology Specialist™ holders (CTS, CTS-D and/or CTS-I) who are achieving rewarding and successful careers in the audiovisual and information communications industries.

Educator of the Year Award

This award highlights important contributions made by an individual to the professional development, education, and training of the AV industry. These contributions have impacted audiences worldwide. This award is presented annually for outstanding achievement in AV education for that particular year.

Emerging Talent Award

This award honors a young adult from around the globe who demonstrates a passion and desire to start a career in the pro audiovisual industry. The winner will have contributed positively to their school and/or community using audiovisual technologies in some way, while maintaining good academic standing. He or she also embodies the attributes of an emerging professional who understands audiovisual technology changes how we communicate and experience the world.

Event Design Professional of the Year Award

This award highlights an individual’s innovation, use of technology, in the design of an event to create and bring to life the story/message of the client.

Fred Dixon Service in Education Award

The overall purpose of this award is to call out an individual recognized by association members and the industry as worthy of a lifetime achievement award in AV education. It is bestowed upon an individual who exhibits excellence throughout his or her entire body of work and to someone nearing or at the end of his/her educational career. It is not awarded annually; rather it is based on a given year and whether there is an appropriate candidate for such a prestigious award.

Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award

This award's overall purpose is to call out an individual recognized by association members and the industry as worthy of a lifetime achievement award. Two major criteria are applied — the career accomplishments and the individual's contribution to the AV industry through AVIXA. The Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed on an industry member by the association.

Women in AV Award

This award recognizes women who have shown leadership in the audiovisual industry by supporting and empowering other women.

Young AV Professionals Award

This award calls attention to the AV industry by recognizing that young people are achieving rewarding and successful careers in the audiovisual and information communications industries.