CEA Issues Call for Entries for 2015 CES Innovation Awards

CEA Accepting Award Submissions Now Through September 15

Arlington, Va., August 11, 2014 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® today announced that entries for the 2015 CES Innovation Awards will be accepted through Sept. 15, 2014. The 2015 Best of Innovation Honorees will be announced Nov. 11, 2014, at CES Unveiled New York and showcased at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and is scheduled for Jan. 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The annual Innovation Awards competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 28 consumer technology categories. The Awards program includes a new category for 2015: Safe Driving, dedicated to products and services that allow consumers to make responsible decisions behind the wheel by limiting distraction, improving safety and integrating technology to enhance the driving experience. Examples within the safe driving category include wireless and voice control, driver awareness, remote monitoring and do not disturb devices.

"The CES Innovation Awards program has evolved along with the consumer technology industry, providing new categories and new opportunities for innovators to gain exposure and recognition," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. "We admire and honor brilliantly designed and engineered products from companies of all sizes. And we look forward to seeing the latest innovations across this year's award categories."

Several of the Best of Innovation Honorees will be presented to media during the New York Press Preview, 3:45-4:30 PM on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York. Many of these products also will be on exhibit during CES Unveiled New York, which features dozens of exhibitors and networking opportunities, 4:30-7:30 PM the evening of November 11.

The 2015 Innovation Awards program is open to all companies, regardless of CES exhibitor status. Products entered must debut for sale in U.S. retail outlets or on the Internet between April 1, 2014, and April 1, 2015. Submit your product here. Should you have questions regarding the 2015 CES Innovations Awards, please contact InnovationAwards@CE.org

The 2015 CES will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. For more information, visit CESweb.org.

About CES:
The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org

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