2017 CEDIA EMEA awards are back, bigger and better than ever

CEDIA EMEA has announced the 2017 CEDIA Awards is officially open for entries. This year new and revised award categories have been introduced and a number of improvements have been made to make it quicker and easier for members to enter.

All program updates will be mirrored in the Americas and Asia Pacific Awards.

“We are so excited to launch the 2017 CEDIA Awards,” says CEDIA CEO Vin Bruno.

“We are delighted to offer an expanded and globally aligned awards programme that will celebrate the excellence and professionalism of CEDIA members worldwide. With newly revised categories, an improved entry process and the chance to compete as Global Award contenders, the CEDIA Awards promise to be better than ever for all participants.”

The categories for the 2017 CEDIA Awards are:

  • Best Media Room £20k – £80k New
  •  Best Media Room £80k and over New
  • Best Home Cinema £40k and under
  • Best Home Cinema £40k – £120k Revised
  • Best Home Cinema £120k – £240k New
  • Best Home Cinema £240k and over New
  • Best Integrated Home £120k – £240k Revised
  • Best Integrated Home £240k – £360k New
  • Best Integrated Home £360k and over New
  • Best Innovative Solution Revised
  • Best Auto, Marine and Aircraft Project New
  • Best Special Project New
  • Best Lighting Control and Installation Revised
  • Best Multiple Dwelling Unit Design Revised
  • Best Showroom

Two additional sub-categories have been added, Best Documentation and Best Dressed Rack and all entries will be automatically entered into these sub-categories for consideration.

Category winners, alongside winners from the Americas and Asia Pacific regions, will be entered into the CEDIA Global Awards, where a panel of global judges will recognise ‘the best of the best’.

CEDIA EMEA members will also be invited to vote for their Best Trade Supplier and Best Training Course by a Trade Supplier in a special online poll.

Meanwhile, journalists writing for consumer homes and interiors magazines will have the opportunity to enter the awards in the category Best Technology Feature in a Homes and Interiors Publication.

CEDIA has implemented a number of improvements to the online award entry portal to make the entry process as streamlined and efficient as possible based on feedback from members.

Members can access this portal at the dedicated awards website www.cedia.net/programs/awards/home-tech-pros, where they can view entry criteria, category information and guidelines, then submit their projects and supporting documentation.

For further guidance and advice on how to write a winning CEDIA award entry, CEDIA awards judge and instructor Geoff Meads will be hosting a webinar, entitled ‘How to Win a CEDIA Award’. This will be recorded and available on the CEDIA Community.

For more information and to enter the 2017 CEDIA Awards, please visit www.cedia.net/programs/awards/home-tech-pros.

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