Following a hugely successful CEDIA Awards 2015, the Association has revealed the first details of the 2016 scheme – the 17 categories. With past finalists and winners benefiting from new business as a result of the scheme, CEDIA is encouraging all members to take part in 2016.
The CEDIA Awards is the industry’s most prestigious awards scheme in the residential custom installation, celebrating technical excellence in design, installation and integration across the EMEA. The scheme is popular amongst CEDIA members, as it provides them with a fitting platform on which to showcase their expertise and achievements. Those who take part will benefit from being recognised by their peers, some great PR coverage in the media, and publicity in the CEDIA Awards Yearbook.
The 2016 categories are as follows:
• Best Media Room under £15,000
• Best Media Room over £15,000
• Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer
• Best Yacht Installation
• Best Integrated Home under £100,000
• Best Integrated Home £100,000 – £250,000
• Best Integrated Home over £250,000
• Best Showroom
• Best Custom Solution
• Best Lighting Scheme
• Best Dressed Rack
• Best Home Cinema under £40,000
• Best Home Cinema £40,000 – £100,000
• Best Home Cinema over £100,000
• Best Trade Supplier – voted for by members
• Best Training Initiative by a Trade Supplier – voted for by members
• Best Innovative Product – voted for by members
“After hosting our most successful Awa9rds to date this year, we are thrilled to release the first details of the CEDIA Awards 2016,” comments Wendy Griffiths, Executive Director at CEDIA EMEA. “We have had some fantastic feedback from the winners over the last few years – how important wining a CEDIA Award is to them, the benefits they get off the back of it, and how the entry process is valuable, as it ensures they retain full records for each project they work on. We have already heard several of our members expressing their desire to enter the scheme, so we look forward to receiving these entries.”
A large number of CEDIA members enter the CEDIA Awards each year, with home technology professional members and trade supplier members all wanting a coveted trophy. Past winners include members from Cyprus, India, Poland, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK. The scheme is free to enter and open to all CEDIA members across EMEA. CEDIA will announce the opening and closing date for entries shortly, with full details on the event to follow in the New Year.