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Awards

At NAB Show innovation is recognized

LEADERSHIP. ACHIEVEMENT. SERVICE.

No industry event would be complete without giving out some well-deserved shout-outs!

Every year, NAB Show plays host to exciting awards honoring innovative people, products, companies and technologies. Those who have made significant, lasting contributions. Those that exemplify commitment to community and excellence. All who continue to push the broadcast, media and entertainment industry forward.

Check out all the categories below!

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: Monday, April 15, 1 p.m. at the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Ceremony on the Main Stage

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: Monday, April 15, 1 p.m. at the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Ceremony on the Main Stage

ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Each year since 1959, NAB has presented the Engineering Achievement Award to an individual for their outstanding accomplishments in the broadcast industry. In 1991, the Association began giving two awards – one for achievements in radio and the other for television.

Award Presentation: Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. at We Are Broadcasters on the Main Stage

INSIGHT AWARD

The Insight Award recognizes an individual or organization for an outstanding artistic or journalistic work or body of work that enhances the public’s understanding of the role, operation, history, or impact of media in our society.

Award Presentation: Monday, April 15, 9:30 a.m. at the NAB Show Welcome on the Main Stage

TELEVISION CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

The Television Chairman’s Award was established to recognize individuals for significant groundbreaking work in one or more specific art disciplines in television.

Award Presentation: Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. at We Are Broadcasters on the Main Stage

PILOT INNOVATION CHALLENGE

The PILOT Innovation Challenge is awarded to individuals, companies, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations that provide solutions to key challenges and opportunities facing broadcasters now and in the future.

Award Presentation: TBA

EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

A new awards program launched last 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.

Award Presentation: Monday, April 14, 2024 on the Main Stage

BEST PAPER AWARD

Each year, presenters at the NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference are urged to submit written papers on the subjects of their presentations.  The NAB Best Paper Award, established in 2010, honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit published in the Proceedings.

Award Presentation: Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference Opening

CRYSTAL RADIO AWARDS & CRYSTAL 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.

Award Presentation: Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. at We Are Broadcasters on the Main Stage

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARD

The NAB Technology Innovation Award is presented to organizations that bring advanced technology exhibits and demonstrations of significant merit to NAB Show that have not yet been commercialized.

Award Presentation: Monday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m. at the Futures Park Press Conference in Futures Park

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.

The Product of the Year Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception will take place April 16, 2024 on the Main Stage. Nominees are invited to attend the awards presentation. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are required. The event is not open to general attendees.

Award Presentation: Tuesday, April 16 on the Main Stage