CEDIA has unveiled a brand new website for the ninth annual CEDIA Awards, the prestigious and pre-eminent industry scheme which celebrates excellence in residential custom installation. The new site - www.cediaawards.org is rich with informative content relating to the awards and will provide access to the new online entry process when it goes live in February.

With a fresh, exciting and dynamic look, the website is incredibly user friendly, an important aspect as the CEDIA Awards are open to members across Region 1 (the UK, Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Africa, India and Pakistan).  Mirroring the look and feel of the consumer facing site, this new website provides interested participants with all of the information they need to enter the awards. 

To highlight the benefits of entering the awards, CEDIA has populated the site with examples of coverage generated in consumer and trade titles and testimonials from past winners.  This information is particularly interesting for those new members who aren’t aware of the CEDIA Awards. The archive section dates back to 2008, providing a well-rounded view of what can be achieved from taking part.

CEDIA is currently developing a new, streamlined online entry to make the process easier and will launch this via the website in February.  Here, members will be able to draft, edit, review and then submit their completed entry.  CEDIA recognised that writing an entry can be time consuming and wanted to improve the process to ensure that more members can take part in the scheme. 

The website also mentions the unrivalled branding and sponsorship opportunities for manufacturers and distributors and CEDIA is encouraging companies who are interested to get in touch to take advantage of an early bird discount of 10% for bookings confirmed before 28th February 2014.  CEDIA will generate powerful exposure for brands in the lead up to the event, on the night itself in front of 300 industry guests and long afterwards through high profile editorial, advertising and the Awards Yearbook.  

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.

The CEDIA Awards are open only to CEDIA member companies. Entry to the Awards will be kept anonymous to maintain the integrity of the scheme and to deliver honest and unbiased results. For more information, visit www.cediaawards.org