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CEDIA Announces Shortlist for its 2016 Awards

Following a record number of award entries, CEDIA has released the shortlist for the CEDIA Awards 2016.

“The standard of entries this year has been incredibly high and after receiving a record number of entries, our judges found it incredibly challenging to select the final shortlist,” comments Wendy Griffiths, Executive Director of CEDIA EMEA. “It is great to see such a large number of international projects, with a significant increase in applications from India and South Africa. The entries have highlighted that our members are continuing to push themselves by embracing new technology and finding innovative and exciting ways to ensure they always deliver on the client’s brief. We look forward to announcing the winners in just over a month’s time.”

The CEDIA Awards 2016 shortlist is as follows:

Best Media Room under £15,000

Eagles Swoop Media, Grahams Hi-Fi (UK)
Invisible Media Room, Sound Sense (India)

Best Media Room over £15,000

House Arm Media Room, BNC Technology (South Africa)
The Iconic View, Finite Solutions (UK)
Canal Side Gallery Home, TwentyTwo Integration (UK)
Living Cinema, De Opera Domotica (Netherlands)
Pretty in Pink, Finite Solutions (UK)

Best Home Cinema under £40,000

Squirrels Oak Cinema, Clarke Infinity Limited (UK)
Size Isn’t Everything!, Finite Solutions (UK)
Cinema Thokozani, Cinema Architects Vereeniging (South Africa)
Underground Cinema, M.E.G.A. AV Installations (UK)
Cinema for Big Kids & Little Kids, H&H Audio Visual Ltd (UK)

Best Home Cinema £40,000 – £100,000

50 Shades of Black, Finite Solutions (UK)
House G&T, Sphere Custom (South Africa)
Cinema Friedlein, Cinema Architects Vereeniging (South Africa)
Purple Rain, MACBEE (India)

Best Home Cinema over £100,000

Vintage Themed Cinema, Cyberhomes Limited (UK)
Cinema on the Hill, Seven Integration (UK)
Le Grand Palais, Synergy Technologies (Pakistan)
HM Theater, Trescent Lifestyles (India)

Best Integrated Home under £100,000

Lakeside Retreat, H&H Audio Visual Ltd (UK)
Eagles Swoop Chalet, Grahams (UK)
The Royal Abode, Finite Solutions (UK)
Riverside, Inspired Dwellings Ltd (UK)
Chelsea Townhouse, Inspired Dwellings Ltd (UK)
5 Rogers Ruff – Phase 2, Redlight (UK)

Best Integrated Home £100,000 – £250,000

Project 1085, SONA (UK)
Odblask, Intelidom Group (Poland)
Highlander Residence, Art Cinema I 3Logic (Poland)
Canal Side Gallery Home, TwentyTwo Integration (UK)
Atlantis View Villa, Archimedia (Dubai)
Meadow House, SMC (UK)

Best Integrated Home over £250,000

Acorn Lodge, Grahams (UK)
Melbourne Super House, Sagar Smart Homes (UK)
Monster, Elytronic (Cyprus)
Oxfordshire Manor House, SMC (UK)

Best Lighting Scheme

World of Color, De Opera Domotica (Netherlands)
Lighting Marvel, Elytronic (Cyprus)
Minimalist Masterpiece, Andrew Lucas London (UK)

Best Yacht Installation

Oceans of Luxury, Veritais Ltd (UK)
Artpolars Luxury Yacht, Bureau of Systems Integration Ltd (Ukraine)
Majesty 155, Archimedia (Dubai)

Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer

Ryger House, Perfect Integration Ltd (UK)
3 Merchant Square, Konnectiv Technology (UK)

Best Dressed Rack

More than skeletons in the closet, SONA (UK)
Quattro, Elytronic (Cyprus)

Best Showroom

Avensys Smart Home, Avensys Ltd (UK)
Intuitive Homes / Ultamation Showhome, Intuitive Homes / Ultamation (UK)
Redefine Your Sense of Sound, Sound Sense (India)
AWE Apartment, AWE (UK)

Best Custom Solution

Entry Panel Artistry, Perfect Integration Ltd (UK)
The Man Cave, Intuitive Homes / Ultamation (UK)
Church Path Cottage (Out in the 4G Sticks), Connected (UK)
MY Quantum Blue: Sun Deck Cinema, MESL (UK)

Best Training Initiative By A Trade Supplier Online Training Channel, CIE-Group (UK)
GIRA Training Academy, GIRA (Germany)
Luxul Network Training – Wired and Wireless, Invision UK (UK)
LILIN IP Surveillance For Custom Installation, Invision UK (UK)
Meridian Audio Training, Meridian Audio (UK)

Best Innovative Product

Syncbox, DSN Innovate (UK)
Meridian Audio DSP320, Meridian Audio (UK)
Domotz Pro, Domotz (UK)
HEOS Drive, AWE (UK)
Savant PRO Remote, RGB Communications (UK)
Origin Acoustics Director Speakers, Invision (UK)
Epson EH-LS10000, Epson (UK)

The shortlisted entries in the project categories will now go through to the final round of judging, which will take place later this month. The industry will also get to have their say, as CEDIA opens the Best Trade Supplier, Best Innovative Product and Best Training Initiative By a Trade Supplier categories for both members and non-members to cast their votes. The results will be announced at the black-tie Awards ceremony which is being held at the Guildhall in London on Friday 1st July 2015.

The CEDIA Awards 2016 is brought to you by the support of this year’s headline sponsors, Core Brands, Aldous Systems (Europe) Ltd and Indigo Distribution, as well as event sponsors, B&W, Meridian Audio and Rako.

With just over a month to go until the ceremony, time is running out to book tickets. Single member tickets are priced at £175.00 (+ VAT) and a table of ten people costing £1500.00 (+ VAT). For non-members, a single ticket is £230.00 (+ VAT) and a table of ten people costing £1999.00 (+ VAT).

For more information about the awards and to book tickets, please visit

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