CEDIA Opens 2016 Awards Programs, Plans Global Awards Competition CEDIA is now accepting entries for its 2016 CEDIA Awards competition from member home technology professional companies and manufacturers.RS Staff ⋅ Jan 21, 2016 CEDIA is now accepting entries for its 2016 CEDIA Awards competition from member home technology professional companies and manufacturers. This year’s manufacturer awards categories include best new product and product hall of fame. Home technology professional awards categories include: home theater, media room, integrated home, marine and aircraft, innovative solution, special project, media room under $25,000, integrated home under $25,000, and showroom. Additionally, winners in the integrated home, home theater, and media room categories from CEDIA, CEDIA EMEA, and CEDIA Asia Pacific will compete for the new global CEDIA Award. “Our members around the world produce amazing projects – projects that really demonstrate a life lived best at home,” said Vin Bruno, CEDIA CEO. “Adding a global component to our awards program only heightens the prestige of being a CEDIA Award Winner; these winners will be showcased with the best of the best from around the world. I know we all look forward to seeing this year’s projects.” Home technology professional and best new product award finalists will be announced prior to CEDIA 2016 and winners for all awards including the overall global winners will be announced at CEDIA 2016. Participants have until May 2, 2016 to complete their entries and may begin the process at the awards webpage.