The CEDIA Home Technology Professional Awards program has seen an uptick in member participation around the globe. Ninety home technology professional companies spanning 18 counties have submitted 158 projects for consideration. More than 30 companies are first time entrants in the awards program.
"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," said Dennis Erskine, CEDIA chairman. "I'm particularly proud that we have so many countries represented in the awards program this year, we truly are a global organization and seeing projects from around the world shows just what kind of footprint CEDIA members have."
"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,” added Jenny Scott, CEDIA member engagement manager.
Judging for the Home Technology Professional Awards will begin this month with two panels assessing the technical excellence of each project.
CEDIA Americas and Asia Pacific Awards Judges
Ian Bryant—CEDIA Awards Chair
Future Ready Solutions
Imaging Science Foundation
CEDIA EMEA Awards Judges
Geoff Meads—CEDIA Awards Chair
Presto Web Design
Content21 / G8 and Friends
Rich Green Design
Finalists for the Home Technology Professional Awards will be announced in the coming weeks. Asia Pacific winners will be announced at the CEDIA Asia Pacific Awards event on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 during the Integrate show.
Americas winners will be announced at the CEDIA Awards Celebration hosted on the USS Midway at CEDIA 2017 on Wednesday, September 6 in San Diego.
EMEA winners and global winners will be announced at the CEDIA EMEA Awards event hosted at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter on Friday, September 29, 2017.
CEDIA is still accepting entries for the Manufacturer Awards Competition, deadline for submission is Wednesday, July 12, 2017.