CEDIA is now accepting award entries for the 2019 home technology professional awards programme.
“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 programme,” said 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 finalists’ 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 Monday 18th March.
Past winners will be featured on the CEDIA Technology Council Podcast in the coming weeks to share their tips for entering projects. Some of these winners will also be partnering with manufacturers to talk through their projects, outline the challenges they overcame, and explain the reasons behind their successes at the Main Stage theatre at ISE 2019. Each talk will comprise a 30-minute conversation, hosted by CEDIA’s Content Director, Ed Wenck. Located in the centre of Hall 8, sessions are free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis, with no pre-booking required.