CEDIA UNVEILS ENTRY DEADLINE FOR 2013 AWARDS

CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) has announced details of the critical dates for the "Oscars" of the residential custom installation industry, the 2013 CEDIA Awards.

The closing date for entries will be Friday 22 March 2013, with the winners announced at a black-tie awards ceremony to be held in June.


CEDIA has also announced two new award categories. A CEDIA Special Recognition Award will be presented to an individual who has made a valued contribution to the development of the residential custom installation industry in Region 1 (the UK, Europe, Russia and the CIS, Middle East, Africa, India and Pakistan). CEDIA will also reward installation companies and Trade Suppliers who invest in high quality showrooms for their customers with a new Best Showroom Award. These additions will bring the total number of categories in the CEDIA Awards scheme to eighteen.

Exclusively open to CEDIA member companies, the CEDIA Awards scheme celebrates technical excellence and great work within the residential custom installation sector. It includes categories for Best Media Room, Best Home Cinema and Best Integrated Home projects alongside Best Marine and Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer. Other areas recognised in the CEDIA Awards include Best Energy Management, Best Dressed Rack and Best Innovative Solution.

CEDIA also recognises the performance of distributors and manufacturers with its Best Training Initiative of the Year and Trade Supplier of the Year Awards.

The dedicated CEDIA Awards website provides all information required for a unique insight into the awards. This includes; a comprehensive list of all award categories, full information on the scheme, entry requirements, case studies of past winners and finalists and top tips on how to make your entry a winning submission. Please visit: www.cedia.co.uk/awards to download your entry form today.

The full list of categories is as follows:

- Best media room under £15,000 (18,000 Euros)

- Best media room over £15,000 (18,000 Euros)

- Best home cinema under £40,000 (48,000 Euros)

- Best home cinema from £40,000-£100,000 (48,000-120,000 Euros)

- Best home cinema over £100,000 (120,000 Euros)

- Best integrated home under £30,000 (36,000 Euros)

- Best integrated home £30,000-100,000 (36,000-120,000 Euros)

- Best integrated home from £100,000 - £250,000 (120,000-290,000 Euros)

- Best Integrated Home over £250,000 (290,000 Euros)

- Best Integrated Energy Management Solution

- Best multiple scheme for a property developer

- Best dressed rack

- Best innovative solution - residential

- Best marine installation

- Best trade supplier

- Best training Initiative by a trade supplier

- Special Recognition Award

- Best Showroom

CEDIA is the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, an international trade organisation covering three continents, with a global membership of over 3,500 companies. Its members specialise in the planning, design, supply, installation, integration, concealment and control of automated electronic systems for the modern, intelligent home. This ranges from multi-room audio systems and home cinemas to complete home networks and sub-systems which intelligently control lighting, security, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and even garden facilities, such as lighting and watering. CEDIA's respected education programme is at the heart of the Association's work and the curriculum keeps installers and designers up-to-date with the latest techniques and knowledge in order to maintain the highest standards in the industry.

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