Voting Process

Technical Nominees

Voting for the 36th Annual NAMM TEC Awards is open to professionals that make their primary living in the music, sound and entertainment technology industries. The general public, including pro audio enthusiasts, are not eligible to vote.


The TEC Awards nominating panel is comprised of audio experts from across manufacturing, studio, retail and event production and will vote on the final slate of nominees.


The NAMM TEC and nominee community are invited to vote, including audio and entertainment technology professionals from studios, venues, houses of worship, audiences of nominated companies, and members of the NAMM retail community that sell pro audio and related gear.


Ballot links are also shared with the membership of prominent associations, including the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), Cinema Audio Society (CAS), Motion Picture Sound Editors, and the Entertainment Technology Services Association (ESTA).


The voting period is November 19 – December 31, 2020. The inclusive voting process is facilitated by the Digital Voter's Guide, containing images and descriptions of all products and projects nominated across 22 Outstanding Technical Achievement and seven Outstanding Creative Achievement categories.


All voters are asked for the following demographic information to identify their role in the industry: First and Last Name, Company, Title, Email. Only one ballot per unique email will be counted. Voters may come back to their ballot as many times as they like during the voting period to complete additional category sections.


Voting for the 36th Annual NAMM TEC Awards is powered by Broadjam, a third-party voting service, and the winners’ names are kept in confidence until the online celebration Believe in Music Week, starting January 18, 2021.


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