During its annual Electronic Lifestyle Awards Banquet on the final night of CEDIA EXPO in Atlanta this past Saturday, CEDIA recognized the outstanding work of its members.
From left, Residential Systems magazine's editorial director Jeremy Glowacki and VP/group publishing director Adam Goldstein present CEDIA's Technical Design Awards. For a photo gallery of some of the winners click here. To see candid shots from the event's cocktail reception, click here.
The honorees included more than 40 winning projects in the Designer Awards competition, 15 Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards winners, three inductees into the CEDIA Fellows program, and the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Also honored were the year's top volunteers.
The Designer Awards competition, which honors the best projects completed by CEDIA electronic systems contractors (ESC) members in the past year, featured winners in such categories as Best Integrated Home, Best Media Room, Best Hidden Installation, and Best Large Home Theater. The Designer Awards winners were determined by a panel of expert judges that included ESCs, architects, and interior designers. Also recognized were the three winners in the first-ever CEDIA/HGTVPro.com Audience Choice Awards, which were voted on by visitors to HGTVPro.com.
The Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards honorees included 10 Best New Product winners, one Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation winner, one Horizon Award winner, and two inductees into the Product Hall of Fame. The winners were selected by a panel of ESC judges. CEDIA also announced the winner of the first-ever Attendees’ Choice Award as voted on by ESCs attending CEDIA EXPO.
Individuals recognized at the Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet included the second group of CEDIA Fellows and the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, which were announced prior to CEDIA EXPO. CEDIA also honored the year’s top volunteers and announced its 2010-2011 Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
"CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles Awards represent the electronic systems industry's best work," said CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin. "These award winners are at the leading edge of the innovation that will keep this industry moving forward."
The full list of award winners can be viewed at www.cedia.org/awards.