The TEC Awards Announces Call for Entries

-The 34th annual awards show to honor best in pro audio products at The 2019 NAMM Show-

March 28, 2018

Fresh off a multitude of pro audio product debuts and new innovations at the recent 2018 NAMM Show, the NAMM TEC Awards council has announced a call for entries to be honored at The 2019 NAMM Show.

Beginning today, companies are encouraged to enter their products and/or projects in one of 23 Technical Achievement and eight Creative Achievement categories at A full list of categories for submissions are available at Products that were submitted but not nominated for last year’s TEC Awards, introduced in July or August 2017, are eligible for re-entry. The call for entries period will close at 11:59 p.m. PT May 28, 2018.

In June 2018, the nominating panel, a group of industry experts from all facets of the pro audio and sound production industries, will review the products and projects submitted in each category to create the final slate of nominees. Final nominees are those products and projects that, in the opinion of the nominating panel, represent superior accomplishment in their respective fields.

The nominees for all TEC Award categories will be announced at a special event at the 2018 Summer NAMM Show, being held in Nashville, TN (June 28-30). Registration for the show is now open at

Presented annually during The NAMM Show by the NAMM Foundation, the TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multi-media. At the ceremony, the Les Paul Innovation Award, honoring musical artists whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology, and the Hall of Fame Award, recognizing audio masters and engineers, are both awarded. Earlier in the day, a presentation of historic inventions of the past are inducted into NAMM’s TECnology Hall of Fame.

The voting period will commence on November 14 and continue through December 31, 2018. Additional information on the voting period and eligibility will be announced in November.

The TEC Awards will return to The 2019 NAMM Show on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Hilton Anaheim Pacific ballroom. Nominees and their colleagues and friends are invited to attend a networking happy hour, dinner, great entertainment and the chance to be a TEC Awards winner. Ticket sales for the annual event will open in September.

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.