CEDIA Global Awards program boasts increased participation

The CEDIA Home Technology Professional Awards program has seen increased participation from around the world, with 90 home technology professional companies from 18 countries submitting 158 projects for consideration. Over 30 of these companies are first time entrants in the awards program.

“It is encouraging to see so many companies enter projects for the first time – we know that our members do incredible work and it’s exciting to see the stunning and creative solutions from both new and long-time members,” said CEDIA member engagement manager Jenny Scott.

Judging for the Home Technology Professional Awards will begin this month with two panels assessing the technical excellence of each project. Finalists will be announced in the coming weeks.

The CEDIA Americas and Asia Pacific Awards judges are:

  • Ian Bryant – CEDIA Awards chair (ZenArray)
  • Joe Arceo (NuSystems)
  • Eric Bodley (Future Ready Solutions)
  • Joel Silver (Imaging Science Foundation)
  • Guy Singleton (Imagine This)

The CEDIA EMEA Awards judges are:

  • Geoff Meads – CEDIA Awards chair (Presto Web Design)
  • Olaf Adam (Content21 / G8 & friends GmbH)
  • Will Brocklebank (Shepherd Network)
  • Rich Green (Rich Green Design)
  • Vince McAtamney (Oakley VR)
  • Nick Pidgeon (Visualization Limited)

The winners of the Asia Pacific awards will be announced at the CEDIA Asia Pacific Awards event on Wednesday 30 August during the Integrate show, while the winner of the Americas awards will be announced at the CEDIA Awards Celebration at CEDIA 2017 on Wednesday 6 September.

EMEA winners and global winners will be announced at the CEDIA EMEA Awards event on Friday 29 September.

“Our dedicated team of CEDIA staff and volunteers have worked diligently to align the awards program and to make it easier for members to enter their projects. The result has been wonderfully successful. I’m particularly proud that we have so many countries represented in the awards program this year, we truly are a global organisation and seeing projects from around the world shows just what kind of footprint CEDIA members have,” said CEDIA chairman Dennis Erskine.

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