CEDIA has announced that the Oscars of the residential custom installation industry, the CEDIA Awards is now open for entries, and features a new, simplified online entry process.

The CEDIA Awards recognises and promotes high quality system design, installation and integration within the home automation industry. Open to Home Technology Professional (HTP) members across Region 1 (the UK and Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Africa, India and Pakistan), it is one of the key attractions to becoming a member, generating press coverage for winners in a range of trade and consumer publications.

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 6th March at 3pm. 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. Click here to register. 

CEDIA has announced that the Awards ceremony will take place on Friday 11th July 2014.  Details on the venue will be revealed in due course. Book tickets.