Pro Sound Awards return for 2018 – entries now open!

AMI sister magazine PSNEurope has announced that the Pro Sound Awards are back for 2018, with the annual ceremony returning to London’s Steel Yard venue on 22 November.

Now in its sixth year, the Pro Sound Awards will once again provide the perfect platform for a night of industry celebration and unparalleled networking opportunities, as the great and good from the pro audio market converge to honour its finest achievements, companies and individuals.

The 2017 edition of the Pro Sound Awards saw a number of changes implemented across the awards programme, with a refreshed list of categories and a move away from its previous home at Ministry Of Sound to the Steel Yard. And after extensive research and collaboration with the industry, this year’s Pro Sound Awards also sees a number of changes to reflect the ever-evolving nature of the industry.

Though the venue remains the same, our category list has been given a comprehensive overhaul to ensure our finger remains firmly on the pulse. A key focus for 2018 is the future of pro audio, so while Pro Sound Awards staples, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award have remained, new awards have been added to recognise the most exciting new talent emerging across the market, while a variety of product-focused awards have been added to acknowledge the most innovative technology shaping the business of pro audio.

PSNEurope editor Daniel Gumble commented: “Following the huge success of last year’s event, we are delighted to bring the Pro Sound Awards back to the Steel Yard for 2018. 2017 marked a year of transformation for the Pro Sound Awards, and it is vital that we continue to develop and evolve its content year after year. The pro audio world is changing more rapidly than ever and it’s our job to reflect those changes and to honour not only long-established market leaders, but also the pioneers and innovators of tomorrow.”

Entries for this year’s awards are now open here, with deadline for all submissions closing at midnight on Wednesday, September 28. Please note, this is a fixed deadline and cannot be altered, so please ensure you allow plenty of time to work on your entries, make sure they fit the criteria given and get them in on time.

Please see below for the full list of categories. You can also check out the winners and relive the highlights from last year’s ceremony here.


1. Best loudspeaker product – product name

2. Best microphone product

3. Best live mixing console

4. Best live sound production

5. Best FOH engineer

6. Breakthrough FOH engineer

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7. Best studio

8. Best studio monitor

9. Best studio mic

10. Best mixing console

11. Best producer

12. Best studio engineer

13. Breakthrough studio engineer

Other Awards:

14. Best installation project

15. Best immersive sound project

16. Campaign award

17. Outstanding contribution

18. Company of the year