CEDIA announced the initial details of the 2020 CEDIA Awards events. The global, virtual celebrations will be held on Thursday October 8, 2020 and will position the finest work of CEDIA members on the industry’s largest global stage in a well-produced, compelling presentation, says the organisation.
During three ceremonies, all eyes from the industry will be on the winners and finalists in each of CEDIA’s three regional awards programmes — Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.
“The 2020 CEDIA Awards will deliver three highly-engaging celebrations befitting the world-class work completed by our extraordinary members,” says CEDIA Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement, Giles Sutton. “As unusual as this year has been, the CEDIA Awards will maintain its long tradition of not only providing a massive platform for premier projects from the industry’s finest integrators and products from top technology manufacturers, but it will also offer the camaraderie and fun attendees have come to love each year…only this year, from the comforts of wherever you are. The efforts behind-the-scenes to bring this show together have been remarkable and we look forward to sharing in the experience.”
Project categories include: Integrated Home; Media Room; Home Cinema; Innovative Solution or System; Showroom; Auto, Marine, or Aircraft; and Multiple Dwelling Unit Design. Judges will determine cost categories based on all completed entries and entries have been categorised based on their region.
In addition to the individual projects from CEDIA member integrators who are deemed finalists through the rigorous, industry expert-led judging process, winners in Hardware and Software Product categories will also be honoured.
CEDIA says the celebrations are designed to engage participants and global audience members in ways that go beyond awards presentations: Video elements featuring CEDIA Award winners, industry heavyweights offering sage advice, and regionally-focussed CEDIA Awards Happy Hours — featuring one-of-a-kind craft cocktails designed specifically for the events — will also play prominently in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific programmes. Finalists will be publicly revealed in the coming weeks.