“2019 marks CEDIA’s 30th anniversary as an association and, with those year-long celebrations in mind, there has never been a better time to enter the awards program,” says Giles Sutton, CEDIA senior vice president of industry engagement. “Year over year, we are impressed with the incredible work our members submit, and these projects serve as inspiration for the entire industry.”
Home technology professional categories include: Integrated Home; Media Room; Home Cinema; Innovative Solution or System; Showroom; Auto, Marine, or Aircraft; and Multiple Dwelling Unit Design. Projects can be submitted in multiple categories, and cost categories will be determined by the judges based on the entries. Entrants will compete for recognition within their respective region — Americas, EMEA, or Asia Pacific.
CEDIA will announce finalists in early June and each finalist will be considered for additional sub-category awards based on the region of their primary location. These sub-category awards include Best Documentation, Best Dressed Rack, and Best Lighting System. A panel of design professionals will judge finalist projects 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.
Full details on the entry requirements can be found at cedia.net/awards. The deadline for home technology professional project entries is March 18. Past winners will be featured on the CEDIA Technology Council Podcast in the coming weeks to share their tips for entering projects.