CEDIA is offering professionals and homeowners a chance to make their voices heard through two new vote-based competitions in the annual Electronic Lifestyles Awards competition.
The CEDIA/HGTVPro.com Audience Choice Awards will allow HGTVPro.com visitors to cast their votes for their favorite home technology projects completed by CEDIA members, and the Attendees’ Choice awards will allow electronic systems contractors to vote for their favorite product at CEDIA EXPO 2010 in Atlanta.
CEDIA has partnered with HGTVPro.com to showcase entries in the Large Home Theater, Integrated Home and Media Room categories in CEDIA’s Designer Awards competition.
The entries will be voted on by visitors to HGTVPro.com, which serves the design and build professional and home enthusiast community. One winner in each category will be honored at the annual Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet, September 25, during CEDIA EXPO, alongside the top winners for the Designer Awards competition selected by a panel of expert judges.
In addition, CEDIA EXPO exhibitors have entered their products into the Attendees’ Choice Awards competition, which will be voted on by electronic systems contractors attending CEDIA EXPO. One winner will be recognized at the Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet alongside the winners in the Best New Product, Horizon Award and Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation categories.
The two new voter-driven competitions were created to give electronic systems professionals and their industry partners an opportunity to make their voices heard on the projects and products they help bring into consumers’ homes. The judging of the Attendees’ Choice and Audience Choice competitions is based on visual appearance and personal opinion, whereas the Designer Awards and Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards winners are selected based on strict criteria set forth by a panel of industry professional judges.
“These two new competitions allow electronic systems contractors and design and build professionals to vote on the entries that most resonate with them,” said CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin. “The Audience Choice Awards and Attendees’ Choice Awards highlight the innovative and technologically advanced work being done by CEDIA members.”
Voting for the CEDIA/HGTVPro.com Audience Choice Awards competition is open until September 10 at www.hgtvpro.com/cedia. Voting for the Attendees’ Choice Awards will be held during CEDIA EXPO September 23-25. The list of Attendees’ Choice Awards entries is available at www.cedia.org/attendeeschoice2010.