Submit to NAMM TEC Awards

The NAMM TEC Awards recognizes and honors those people, companies and products that have attained the highest standards of excellence within the audio, music technology and sound production industry. The TEC Nominating Panel is currently accepting entries for the 37th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards.

Products and project entries must have been released and in commercial use during the current eligibility year, July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021.

The deadline to submit is June 18, 2021, and the nominees will be announced July 15, 2021.

For questions about submissions to the 37th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, contact us at [email protected].

Technical Achievement Categories

Amplification Hardware - Studio & Sound Reinforcement
Amplifiers, speaker/monitor management, system controllers, signal distribution, snakes, feedback eliminators, crossovers, and related equipment

Audio Apps & Hardware / Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets
Mobile applications and hardware for recording and music production, audio measurement, utilities, controllers, signal processing and musical instruments --- recording, test/measurement, control, audio, and music production/performance and add-ons/accessories

Audio Education Technology
Books, programs, software, hardware systems and devices intended to promote knowledge of audio and musical topics.

Computer Audio Hardware
Converters, interfaces, master clocks, data storage, peripherals, and made-for-audio computers

DJ Production Technology - Hardware / Software
Turntables, mixers, signal processing, controllers, software and peripherals specifically designed for DJ production and live performance

Headphone / Earpiece Technology
Headphones and in-ear transducers for professional studio, live sound and broadcast

Large Format Console Technology
Mixing boards over 60 pounds for recording, broadcast or sound reinforcement

Microphone Preamplifiers
Mic preamps, channel strips and other products that process mic-level signals

Microphones - Recording
Microphones and accessories for recording applications

Microphones - Sound Reinforcement
Microphones and accessories for live sound applications

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects
Instrument amps, preamp/processing/effects rack units and pedalboards, stomp boxes, and related equipment

Musical Instrument Hardware
Hardware-based synths, samplers, drum machines, instruments, and controllers

Musical Instrument Software
Virtual instruments, music creation software, instrument libraries/loops, amp modelers, and related equipment

Production Essentials
Acoustic materials, synchronizers, control systems, DI Boxes, test equipment, accessories, and related equipment

Signal Processing Hardware
Delays, reverbs, compressors, limiters, equalizers, noise reduction, and other effects

Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules)
Delays, reverbs, compressors, limiters, equalizers, noise reduction, and other effects in the 500 Series format

Signal Processing Software (Dynamics/EQ/Utilities)
Stand-alone and plug-ins – compressors, limiters, equalizers, crossovers, meters, restoration and related equipment for computer-based signal manipulation

Signal Processing Software (Effects)
Stand-alone and plug-ins — delays, reverbs, chorus, pitch/harmony, spatial apps and related equipment for computer-based signal manipulation

Small Format Console Technology
Portable, under 60-pound mixers for recording, broadcast or sound reinforcement

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers
Main and stage monitor systems, drivers, horns, transducers and other components for live sound applications

Studio Monitors
Speakers, monitors, drivers and components for studio applications

Wireless Technology
Wireless systems including mics, transmitters, receivers, accessories, and related equipment

Workstation Technology / Recording Devices
Computer-based DAWs and digital editing systems; and hardware based systems for recording and capturing audio


More info at tecawards.org/call-for-entries