CEDIA has announced entry dates and category details for the CEDIA Awards, the prestigious and pre-eminent industry scheme which celebrates excellence in residential custom installation.

The CEDIA Awards will be open for entries on Monday 6th January 2014 with a closing date scheduled for Monday 7th April. The scheme is free to enter and open to CEDIA member across Region 1 (the UK, Europe, Russia and the CIS, Middle East, Africa, India and Pakistan). The Gala Dinner announcing the winners will take place in June 2014, with details to be announced in the New Year.

For the 2014 CEDIA Awards, CEDIA has revised the entry categories which now include dedicated opportunities to recognise the best lighting schemes completed in residential custom installation projects.  The full 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

          Best Lighting Scheme over £25,000

          Best Yacht Installation

          Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer

          Best Dressed Rack

          Best Energy Management Solution

          Best Showroom

          Best Training

          Best Trade Supplier

          Special Recognition

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.

To download a copy of the CEDIA Awards 2013 Yearbook, click here