The 2017 CEDIA Awards is now open for entries. This year will introduce a number of new and revised award categories, along with improvements intended to make it quicker and easier for members to enter. All programme updates will be mirrored in the Americas and Asia Pacific Awards.

“We are so excited to launch the 2017 CEDIA Awards,” comments Vin Bruno, CEDIA’s CEO. “We are delighted to offer an expanded and globally aligned awards programme that will celebrate the excellence and professionalism of CEDIA members worldwide. With newly revised categories, an improved entry process and the chance to compete as Global Award contenders, the CEDIA Awards promise to be better than ever for all participants.”

The 2017 CEDIA Awards categories are as follows:

New categories:
Best Media Room £20k – £80k
Best Media Room £80k and over
Best Home Cinema £120k – £240k
Best Home Cinema £240k and over
Best Integrated Home £240k – £360k
Best Integrated Home £360k and over
Best Auto, Marine and Aircraft Project
Best Special Project

Revised categories:
Best Media Room £20k and under
Best Home Cinema £40k – £120k
Best Integrated Home £120k – £240k
Best Innovative Solution
Best Lighting Control and Installation
Best Multiple Dwelling Unit Design

Unchanged categories comprise:
Best Home Cinema £40k and under
Best Showroom

Sub-categories include Best Documentation and Best Dressed Rack. All entries will be automatically placed into both sub-categories for consideration.

Category winners, alongside winners from the Americas and Asia Pacific regions, will also be entered into the CEDIA Global Awards. A panel of global judges will identify ‘the best of the best’.

CEDIA EMEA members will also be invited to vote for their Best Trade Supplier and Best Training Course by a Trade Supplier in a special online poll organised as part of the scheme. Meanwhile, journalists writing for consumer homes and interiors magazines will also have the opportunity to enter the category, Best Technology Feature in a Homes and Interiors Publication.

In line with feedback from members, CEDIA has implemented significant improvements to the online award entry portal to make the entry process as streamlined and efficient as possible. Members can access this portal at the dedicated CEDIA awards website where they can view entry criteria, category information, and guidelines, then submit their projects and supporting documentation.

For further guidance and advice on how to write a winning CEDIA award entry, CEDIA awards judge and instructor Geoff Meads will be hosting a webinar, entitled ‘How to Win a CEDIA Award’. This will be recorded and available on the CEDIA Community for all CEDIA members to access.

For more information and to enter the 2017 CEDIA Awards, click here. For more on CEDIA, visit our resource page here.


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