NAB Show: For Your Every Next

In Recognition of Excellence

What industry event would be complete without giving out some well-deserved bling? Every year NAB honors leadership, innovation, achievement and distinguished service and plays host to some very exciting awards.

The NAB Show awards program spans the media, entertainment and technology landscape, honoring companies, people, programs and technology that exemplifies commitment to community and excellence in the industry, as well as those who have made significant and lasting contributions. Categories include Industry/Service Awards; Radio Awards; Television Awards; and Technology Awards, including Engineering and Technical Advancement.

Broadcasting Hall of Fame

The NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame recognizes radio and television personalities or programs that have earned a place in broadcasting history.

Award Presentation: April 17, 2023 at the Achievement in Broadcasting Awards

Excellence in Sustainability Awards

A new awards program is launching this year at NAB Show to recognize individuals, companies and products for outstanding innovations in media technology that promote conservation and reusability of natural resources and foster economic and social development. Now accepting nominations!

Award Presentation: April 16, 2023 at the Excellence in Sustainability Awards

Product of the Year Awards

The NAB Show Product of the Year Awards recognize and celebrate the most significant and promising new products and technologies being exhibited at the show. Now accepting nominations!

Award Presentation: The Product of the Year Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception

Crystal Radio Awards & Heritage Award

Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. The NAB Crystal Heritage Award recognizes a radio station’s long-term commitment to community service, honoring stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards.

Digital Leadership Award

The NAB Digital Leadership Award honors an individual at a broadcast station, group or network who had a significant role in transforming a traditional broadcast business to succeed on digital media platforms.

Award Presentation: April 17, 2023 at the Achievement in Broadcasting Awards

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award honors broadcasters who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the American system of broadcasting.

Engineering Achievement Award

Each year since 1959, NAB has presented the Engineering Achievement Award to an individual for their outstanding accomplishments in the broadcast industry.

PILOT Innovation Challenge

Awarding Individuals, companies, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations that provide solutions to key challenges and opportunities facing broadcasters now and in the future.

Technology Innovation Award

NAB presents the award to organizations that bring advanced technology exhibits and demonstrations of significant merit to the NAB Show that have not yet been commercialized.


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Select co-located ceremonies are happening alongside this year’s NAB Show, including the Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards, TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Awards and more!