SOURCE: Hanley Wood

March 25, 2008 10:34 ET

Pro AV Announces Spotlight Awards

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Pro AV magazine, published by Hanley Wood, LLC, today announces a new design competition for the audiovisual community. The Pro AV Spotlight Awards will recognize the best professional audio video installations designed for commercial, corporate, educational or other non-residential applications. Awards will be given to projects demonstrating effective collaboration among integrators, designers, architects and end-users.

"The Pro AV Spotlight Awards are exciting, both for Pro AV and our readers," says Brad Grimes, Editor of Pro AV. "The awards represent an important new way for us to engage directly with installers, integrators, consultants and end users of nonresidential AV systems. Plus, it gives our readers a chance to show off their work to the entire community of AV pros."

Awards will be given in 8 installation categories:

--  Corporate
--  Retail
--  Education
--  House of Worship
--  Government/Health Care
--  Entertainment/Arts
--  Hospitality/Restaurant/Casino
--  Judges' Awards (for all other non-residential installs)
    

Entries will be judged by a panel of Pro AV editors, contributors, and AV systems integrators/consultants.

Each winning project will be featured in the September 2008 issue of Pro AV magazine and on Pro AV Online (www.proavmagazine.com). They will also appear in ARCHITECT magazine, which is read by 65,000 practicing architects and design professionals working on non-residential projects.

"These awards reinforce our commitment to deliver the highest quality of content to our readers," Jon Yoffie, Associate Publisher of Pro AV said. "This initiative proves why Pro AV is the media leader in the commercial AV community." Entry form and fee deadline is May 19, 2008 and completed binder deadline is June 2, 2008. Registration information is available online at www.proavawards.com.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 36 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including BUILDER ONLINE, REMODELING ONLINE, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through eplans.com and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.