Innovations 2004 Awards Seeks The World's Best In Consumer Electronics Engineering And Design

Entries for Innovations 2004, the consumer technology design awards program sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), are being accepted until October 12.

Arlington, Va., August 19, 2003 - Entries for Innovations 2004, the consumer technology design awards program sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), are being accepted until October 12. For the ninth straight year, this prestigious awards program gives manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their products judged by a preeminent panel of journalists, designers and engineers, with the winning products showcased at the 2004 International CES - the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow - January 8 -11 in Las Vegas, Nev.


As the most widely renowned consumer technology awards program, Innovations 2004 recognizes the best designed and engineered products in the categories of:

* Accessibility
* Accessories
* Audio
* Computer hardware
* Digital imaging
* Electronic gaming
* Environmental design
* Home appliances
* Home data networking
* Integrated home systems
* Mobile electronics
* Online/Internet
* Personal electronics
* Retailing CE accessories
* Retail resources
* Satellite systems
* Home office
* Software
* Telephones
* Video
* Wireless communications

The 2004 Best of Innovations award is given to the most highly honored products in their category, for all categories with three or more entries. Best of Innovations honorees are highlighted throughout the Innovations 2004 promotional materials, and will be previewed in a special display in the Silver Lot exhibits of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2004 International CES.

Innovations is open anyone who wishes to enter, regardless of whether they are exhibiting at CES. Honorees also have the option of reserving a table to demonstrate product at the special Innovations Press/Analyst reception on January 6 and at the Innovations booth, throughout the entire four days of CES. Interested companies should contact Roz Graham of CEA at 703 -907 -7432 or e -mail: innovations@ce.org.

To submit products for Innovations 2004, review last year's winners or register for the show, log onto www.CESweb.org/innovations.

The 2004 International CES focuses on more than 20 product areas from more than 2,000 exhibitors spread throughout the inside and outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Las Vegas Hilton and the Alexis Park Resort. For more news on CES before, during and after the show, visit www.CESweb.org, the interactive source for CES information.

About CEA: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 1,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $85 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.

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