CEDIA View: Your Moment to Shine

Gain Recognition from Your Peers, the Industry and Future Clients: Enter the Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Competition

Looking for a way to distinguish yourself from the competition? Winning an award can do just that. Enter CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® Awards competition to showcase your best work. The Electronic Lifestyles® Awards competition recognizes the best designers, manufacturers and industry leaders each year.

“We have been submitting our installations for the CEDIA Designer Awards since 2001. The awards we received have provided us an incredible amount of local and national publicity and lend tremendous credibility to our company and our brand,” said Sean Weiner of Starr Systems Design.

The deadline for entering the Designer Awards is May 6. Companies entering the Designer Awards competition are no longer limited to two entries per category as in past years. You are welcome to submit all of your best projects for recognition. Categories for the Designer Awards include:

• Home Theater

• Integrated Home

• Media Room

• Hidden Installation

• Special Project

• Showroom

• Sustainable Lifestyle Installation (New)

• Best Dressed System*

• Best Documentation*

• Best Theme*

*Winners will be selected out of all entries in main categories.

Additionally, entrants from the Home Theater, Media Room, Integrated Home and Sustainable Lifestyle Installation categories will be featured on HGTVPro.com for the CEDIA/HGTVPro.com People’s Pick competition. Viewers will be able to vote for their favorite projects beginning in August, and the winners will be recognized at the Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Banquet. HGTVPro.com gets an average readership of over 800,000 each month, which will significantly increase the exposure submitted projects can receive.

The deadline for entering the Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards is June 10. Categories for Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards include Product Hall of Fame, Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation and Best New Product. Manufacturers can also enter the Attendees’ Choice Award Competition. Attendees’ Choice entries are due July 29.

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