2018 CEDIA Awards program is now open

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CEDIA has announced that the 2018 CEDIA Awards program is now open and entries for both the home technology professional awards and the manufacturer awards are open.

“CEDIA’s Awards program recognises technical excellence and product innovation, and celebrates the many ways technology enhances the home,” says CEDIA director of member engagement Jenny Scott.

“We are excited to be able to launch the program earlier this year, providing members needed time to complete the entry process.”

Categories for the home technology professional awards include the following:

  • Integrated Home;
  • Media Room;
  • Home Cinema;
  • Innovative Solution or System;
  • Showroom;
  • Auto, Marine, or Aircraft and;
  • Multiple Dwelling Unit Design.

Installations can be entered in multiple categories and are judged by industry experts. Entrants compete and are recognised within their region – Americas, EMEA or Asia Pacific – based on their primary location.

Finalists are announced in July and will be considered for additional sub-category awards based on their region. A panel of technical judges will choose winners for Best Documentation, Best Dressed Rack and Best Lighting System.

A panel of design/build professionals will select a winner for the Life Lived Best at Home Award and the Technology Meets Design Award. The home technology professional Global Award winners are selected from the overall winners in all regions. Deadline for entry is 2 April 2018.

The CEDIA manufacturer awards include the following categories:

  • Best New Software Product;
  • Best New Hardware Product and;
  • Product Hall of Fame.

All entries are evaluated by industry professionals, and finalists will be selected in August. Deadline for entry is 14 May 2018.

Americas winners will be announced and recognised at the CEDIA Expo in San Diego, CA. EMEA winners will be announced and recognised at the 2018 EMEA Awards event in London. Asia Pacific winners will be announced on 23 August 2018 at the CEDIA Awards event in conjunction with Integrate 2018.

Members may begin their entry at www.cedia.net/awards.

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