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Close: May 14, 2021
Finalists Announced: August 2, 2021

The CEDIA Awards program honors the industry's top products. Entrants have their latest release vetted by a qualified panel of the very home technology professionals who will be selling and installing it in the field. Hardware and software product entries compete in a global completion and are recognized annually.

Best New Product Entry Fee: $300 per entry
Product Hall of Fame Entry Fee: Free

Finalists and winners receive coverage in prominent trade press, video coverage during the CEDIA show, and special promotion from CEDIA to its members, plus the prestige of being recognized as an innovator within and outside the industry.

Judging Process & Timeline


  • All entries are evaluated online, and finalists will be selected by industry professionals. Entrants compete and are recognized within their region, based on their primary location – Americas or EMEA.
  • Finalists will be announced the week of August 21, 2021.
  • Products selected as finalists in the Americas region may be asked to provide a demo for judges at the CEDIA Show, on Thursday, September 1st.
  • Products selected as finalists in the EMEA region will provide a demo for judges at the CEDIA EMEA office, in St Neots, UK.
  • Americas Product winners will be announced and recognized at the 2021 CEDIA Expo on Thursday, September 1st in the CEDIA Booth.
  • EMEA Product winners will be announced and recognized at the 2021 EMEA Awards Event, details coming soon.

Manufacturer/Trade Supplier Award Categories

  • Best New Software Product

  • Best New Hardware Product

  • Product Hall of Fame

2021 CEDIA Awards Rules, Policies & Procedures

  • 1. General Rules

  • 2. Competition Dates and Entry Fees

  • 3. Categories

  • 4. Entrant Eligibility

  • 5. Entrant Release

  • 6. Award Use

  • 7. Consent

  • 8. Project/Product Eligibility

  • 9. Photo/Video Requirements and Restrictions

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