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MIDI Innovation Awards 2023

Third annual awards still open for entries

MIDI Association Innovation Awards 2023 designer inventor instrument device competition

Musicians and inventors around the world are being encouraged to submit their MIDI-based creations for this year's MIDI Innovation Awards, with entries still being accepted until the end of April 2023. 

Now in their third year, the awards are a joint initiative created by Music Hackspace, The MIDI Association and NAMM, and aim to showcase both products and projects that are using MIDI 1.0 and 2.0 in fresh and original ways, highlighting the role that MIDI technology has to play in enabling musical creativity.

Prizes include an exhibition booth at the 2024 NAMM Show, coverage in Sound On Sound and significant support from The MIDI Association and Music Hackspace for the development of MIDI 2.0 prototypes.

2023 MIDI Innovation Awards Categories

  • Commercial Hardware Products
  • Commercial Software Products
  • Prototypes and non-commercial hardware products
  • Prototypes and non-commercial software products
  • Artistic/Visual Project or Installation

The MIDI Innovation Awards welcomes entries from, but not limited to: MIDI instruments, controllers, software, art installation, MIDI peripherals, I/O boxes, lighting systems, automated systems and more. 

A jury is being assembled to represent the wider music industry and its many facets, including artists, engineers and innovators. Entries will be judged on four attributes: innovation, inspiring and novel qualities, interoperability and practical / commercial viability.

Registration will close in April 2023, and a public vote will begin in June 2023. 

Check out this MIDI @40 video from the NAMM 2023 event:

More details are available via the link below.

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