CEDIA has revealed the first details of its anticipated awards ceremony by announcing its categories for 2015. The CEDIA Awards is the industry’s most prestigious and pre-eminent scheme, which celebrates excellence in residential custom installation.
The scheme is free to enter and open to CEDIA members across EMEA (the UK and Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East, Africa, India and Pakistan). The CEDIA Awards will open for entries in February 2015, with a closing date foreseen in April 2015. The majestic Gala Dinner announcing the winners will take place in July 2014. Full details will be announced in the New Year.
For the 2015 CEDIA Awards, CEDIA has revised the entry categories which now include adjusted price brackets and altered category titles. The full categories are as follows:
Best Media Room under £10,000
Best Media Room over £10,000
Best Energy Management Solution
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 Training Initiative by a Trade Supplier
Best Custom Solution (previously Best Innovative Solution)
Best Innovative Product
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
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.
“As one of the industry’s leading events, it is important that our awards reflect the changes in the custom install sector,” explains Wendy Griffiths, Executive Director at CEDIA. “We recognised that the price bracket for the media room category wasn’t accurate and have therefore decided to change it. We take pride in our awards scheme as it provides a platform for our membersto showcase their best work. By altering the categories slightly, we feel that we will reach a wider audience and hope to receive more entries from our members.
For more information on the CEDIA Awards, visit www.cediaawards.org.