CEDIA’s annual Electronic Lifestyles Awards competition is officially open online at cedia.net/awards. Members interested in entering may view guidelines and begin the entry process; early bird deadline is April 12.
CEDIA has added a new category to the Designer Awards competition for Integrated Home Projects that cost under $20,000. Projects entered in this category must show installed technology solutions in a minimum of two rooms. CEDIA members may enter their first project in this category for free until the early bird deadline of April 12, there is no limit to the number of projects that a company may enter. After April 12, standard entry fees will apply for this category.
“Our annual Benchmarking Survey has shown over the past several years that a large portion of our members’ work falls in the $20,000 and under category,” said Chelsey Wetzel, CEDIA member programs project manager. “This category option will open up an opportunity for members to showcase projects that are budget conscious but still provide the convenience of a technology enhanced home.”
Additional Awards categories include Integrated Home, Special Project, Media Room, Hidden Installation, Showroom, Sustainable Lifestyle Installation, and Home Theater. The Electronic Lifestyles Awards competition provides an opportunity for Electronic Systems Professionals (ESPs) to showcase their projects. Awards entrants have benefited from exposure in industry and consumer publications as well as in project features on the CEDIA Blog, and the inspiration gallery on the cedia.org consumer site.
CEDIA will also continue to partner with HGTVRemodels.com on the People’s Pick Awards competition, which showcases entrant’s work to 800,000+ monthly visitors that include homeowners, builders, remodelers, and design professionals. Visitors to HGTVRemodels.com will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite projects in the Home Theater, Media Room, and Integrated Home categories. The entry system for the Designer Awards will close Friday, May 3 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific).
CEDIA also gives manufacturers the opportunity to highlight their best products through the Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards competition. Categories include Best New Product and Product Hall of Fame. Manufacturers may also compete for a Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation award, which recognizes a product that facilitates reduced energy consumption. The deadline for entering the Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards competition is Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific).
CEDIA is also accepting nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership in the residential electronic systems industry. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific). Guidelines and entry forms are available at cedia.org/awards.