What are the MIDI Innovation Awards?

The MIDI Innovation awards give a platform to MIDI innovation. This enables winners to accelerate their product ideas through connections to the industry, as well as increase their visibility among musicians and the NAMM community of trade professionals. The MIDI Innovation Awards rewards products, prototypes, installations or concepts that are thought-provoking and inspire new, creative use cases.

Voting in the 2022 MIDI Innovation Awards

There are five distinct categories (listed below) for the 2022 MIDI Innovation Awards.

From May 1 to May 14, you will be able to select three entrants from each category to be the finalists who will participate in the May 28 MIDI Innovation Awards show on MIDI.org.

When voting, you do not have to vote in all categories, but any category you vote in you must select three entrants. 

Clicking on the links below shows you all the entrants for that particular category.

On May 15, three finalists will be seleted from each category by 50% weighting of the public vote and the judges vote.

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Meet The MIDI Innovation 2022 Awards Judges

John Kao

Helen Leigh

Craig Anderton

Kate Stone

Yuri Suzuki


Michelle Darling

The MIDI Innovation Awards Founders

The Music Hackspace’s mission is to become the largest platform for learning music technologies. We are passionate about helping musicians develop their programming skills, host workshops led by world experts and enable the community to share knowledge and practices.

Founded in 1901, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music.

The MIDI Association is the non-profit community for both the companies who develop new MIDI specifications and products and the people that create music and art with MIDI. The MIDI.org website is the central repository of information about anything related to MIDI technology, from classic legacy gear to the next- gen MIDI protocols coming soon.