CEDIA has announced that it has extended the deadline for the CEDIA Awards and introduced two new categories which are open to Home Technology Professionals (HTP) and Trade Suppliers.

The deadline for the CEDIA Awards has been extended until midnight on Tuesday 22nd April 2014, giving CEDIA members an extra couple of weeks to enter what is the most prestigious awards scheme in the residential custom installation industry.   This additional time will allow members to familiarise themselves with the new online entry process and ensure that their project entries look their absolute best when they are submitted for judging.

CEDIA is also extending the categories with the introduction of Best Innovative Solution and Best Innovative Product. Open to HTP members, Best Innovative Solution makes a return from last year to recognise excellence in the design and implementation of a single technical solution within a residential project.  Best Innovative Product is a brand new category and open to CEDIA Trade Supplier members.  With an array of new products being launched by manufacturers and distributors on a regular basis, CEDIA will be awarding the stand out product of 2014.

The full list of categories is 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 Innovative Solution

Best Innovative Product by a Trade Supplier New

Best Showroom

Best Training Initiative by a Trade Supplier

The winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on the 11th July 2014 at The Old Royal Navy College in London. Early Bird tickets are priced at £135 per person for members, or £2,070 for a full table of 18 guests and a half table priced at £1,080. Tickets are priced at £150 per person for non-members. Please note that the discount is available until Saturday 31st May 2014.

For more details on the CEDIA Awards scheme, including the full list of awards categories, judging criteria and ticket purchasing, please visit http://www.cediaawards.org.