CEDIA Announces 2011 Electronic Lifestyles®

Saturday evening celebration honors outstanding projects, products, and individuals

INDIANAPOLIS (September 11, 2011) - The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) recognized the outstanding work of its members at the annual Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Banquet Saturday night. The honorees included over 40 winning projects in the Designer Awards competition, 16 Manufacturers' Excellence Awards winners, three inductees into the CEDIA Fellows program, and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Also honored were the year's top volunteers.

The Designer Awards competition, which honors the best projects completed by CEDIA electronic systems contractors (ESC) members in the past year, featured winners in such categories as Best Integrated Home, Best Media Room, Best Hidden Installation, and Best Home Theater. The Designer Awards winners were determined by a panel of expert judges that included ESCs, architects, and interior designers. Also recognized were the three winners in the CEDIA/HGTVPro.com People's Pick Awards, which were voted on by visitors to HGTVPro.com.

The Manufacturers' Excellence Awards honorees included 10 Best New Product winners, one Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation winner, and five inductees into the Product Hall of Fame. The winners were selected by a panel of ESC judges. CEDIA also announced the winner of the Attendees' Choice Award as voted on by ESCs attending CEDIA EXPO.

Individuals recognized at the Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Banquet included the third group of CEDIA Fellows and the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, which were announced prior to CEDIA EXPO. In addition CEDIA announced the establishment of the Jerald R. Vaughan Education Scholarship.

"The Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Banquet offers an opportunity for all of us to celebrate design and technology excellence," said CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin. "These award winners are leaders; their participation puts them among an elite group within the industry."
The full list of award winners can be viewed at www.cedia.org/awards.

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's website at www.cedia.org.

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