The CEDIA Awards recognize and promote high quality system design, installation and integration within the home automation industry. The awards are open to Home Technology Professional (HTP) members across Region 1 (the UK and Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East, Africa, India and Pakistan).
CEDIA has made some significant changes to the scheme this year by announcing two new categories, developing a brand new website and launching a simplified online entry process. This new system allows members to draft, edit and review their entries before submitting the completed entry. Members may submit as many projects as they wish, and in multiple categories. The easy to use system ensures that entrants submit a variety of documentation including the client’s brief, details on the solution installed and the customer’s verdict. Supporting information such as high resolution images, kit lists and schematics also need to be included. The closing date for the awards is Monday 7th April.
The CEDIA Awards 2014 categories are as follows:
- Best Media Room under £15,000
- Best Media Room over £15,000
- Best Home Cinema under £40,000
- Best Home Cinema £40,000 – £100,000
- Best Home Cinema over £100,000
- Best Integrated Home under £100,000
- Best Integrated Home £100,000 – £250,000
- Best Integrated Home over £250,000
- Best Lighting Scheme under £25,000 New
- Best Lighting Scheme over £25,000 New
- Best Yacht Installation
- Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer
- Best Dressed Rack
- Best Energy Management Solution
- Best Showroom
- Best Training
Additionally, CEDIA will recognise and celebrate the contribution of individuals to the work of CEDIA, and the development and growth of the residential custom installation industry with its Special Recognition Award. CEDIA members will also be invited to choose their Best Trade Supplier in a special online vote organised as part of the scheme.
CEDIA is holding a ‘CEDIA Region 1 Awards Everything You Need to Know’ webinar on March 6 at 3 p.m. This session will provide members with all the information they need to successfully write an award entry, how to use the online process and tips on how to win. Go here to register.
CEDIA has announced that the awards ceremony will take place on Fri., July 11, 2014. Details on the venue will be revealed later.