CEDIA members have been waiting for the green light, and they now have it, as the Association announces that the CEDIA Awards 2016 is officially open for entries. The CEDIA Awards recognizes and promotes high quality system design, installation and integration within the smart home industry. Open to all members across the EMEA region, entrants have until Monday 18th April, 2016 to complete and submit their online entry forms.
To enter this year’s awards, candidates must visit CEDIA’s dedicated awards website to access its online entry form. Details of the online entry questions and required documents, along with information on all categories, criteria, rules and helpful tips to win an award are also available online.
The 2016 categories are as follows:
- Best Media Room under £15,000
- Best Media Room over £15,000
- Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer
- Best Yacht Installation
- Best Integrated Home under £100,000
- Best Integrated Home £100,000 – £250,000
- Best Integrated Home over £250,000
- Best Showroom
- Best Custom Solution
- Best Lighting Scheme
- Best Dressed Rack
- Best Home Cinema under £40,000
- Best Home Cinema £40,000 – £100,000
- Best Home Cinema over £100,000
CEDIA members will also be invited to vote for their Best Trade Supplier, Best Training Initiative by a Trade Supplier and Best Innovative Product in a special online poll organised as part of the scheme.
“Judged by leading experts in the smart home technology industry, the CEDIA Awards has become one of the highest accolades in our sector, with past finalists and winners benefitting from new business and strong credibility among peers as a result of the scheme,” comments Wendy Griffiths, Executive Director at CEDIA EMEA. “Following on from last year’s success, we expect this year to be our biggest Awards yet and fully encourage all members to take part and show off what they have accomplished over the last 12 months.”
Last year, the CEDIA Awards generated its most impressive and intercontinental selection of entries to date, representing the highest calibre of home technology projects across the EMEA region. In total, the scheme attracted over 120 impressive entries from 17 different countries, all competing for the best media room, home cinema, integrated home, yacht and other category prizes.
New for 2016, all CEDIA EMEA Award winners in the Integrated Home, Home Cinema and Media Room categories will compete for a global CEDIA Award, alongside the winners of these categories in the CEDIA USA and CEDIA Asia Pacific award schemes. Winners of the Global Awards will be announced at the CEDIA Awards 2016 in Dallas.
For more information and to enter the CEDIA Awards, go here.
Photo Credit: 2015 Winner: Best Home Cinema from 3Logic for Connoisseur Cinema