CEDIA Award Winners Announced in EMEA Region

Amy Bates | Oct 09, 2020

On Thursday 8th October, the industry came together to watch CEDIA honour the finest work its members have to offer, by revealing the winners of the 2020 EMEA CEDIA Awards in a well-produced, engaging, and entertaining virtual awards ceremony.
 The EMEA virtual awards started with a pre-show drinks reception, which allowed attendees to share a drink with their industry colleagues before the show started. Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA began the ceremony by welcoming attendees to the 2020 awards and taking a trip down memory lane by looking back at past events. Following an address from Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA President and CEO and CEDIA Board of Directors Chairman, Rob Sutherland, the ceremony began, with the event sponsors revealing the 2020 winners, which included an EMEA Global winner.
The event also featured video messages from CEDIA Award winners and industry heavyweights who offered sage advice, interviews with CEDIA members who have supported their community during the pandemic, and a cocktail masterclass featuring one-of-a-kind craft cocktails that were designed for the sponsors. The event concluded with outtakes from a number of CEDIA members.
“This year’s event was a special one,” commented Matt Nimmons. “While we weren’t all in the same room, I enjoyed teaming up with our sponsors to announce the winners and I know that many members gathered with their teams for socially distanced watch parties. It’s been a challenging year for all, but our members delivered some fantastic projects this year. Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 CEDIA Awards.” 

The full list of CEDIA EMEA Award winners is as follows:
Home Cinema Level I 
Winner: Sound Sense (India) – The Dark Night
Home Cinema Level II 
Winner: Cyberhomes (UK) – Spinney
Integrated Home Level I
Winner: Intuitive Homes & Ultamation (UK) – The Manor House
Integrated Home Level II
Winner: Henri (France) – Villa Africa
Highly Commended: Awicon Technologies (India) Jashn Bagh
Integrated Home Level III
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It
Highly Commended: Perfect Integration (UK) – Beaconsfield Brilliance
Media Room Level I
Winner: M.E.G.A. AV Installations (UK) – Retro Media Room
Media Room Level II 
Winner: Perfect Integration (UK) – Loft Luxury
Multiple Dwelling Unit Design
Winner: Perfect Integration (UK) – The Turner at Park Crescent
Best Dressed Rack
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It
Best Documentation
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It
Highly Commended: Perfect Integration (UK) – The Turner at Park Crescent
Highly Commended: Sound Sense (India) – The Dark Night
Best Lighting
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It
Best Hardware
Winner: Lithe Audio – Pro Series wireless ceiling speaker
Best Software
Winner: Trinnov – Audio Optimizer
Best Training 
Winner: Habitech
Best Trade Supplier
Winner: Gallo Acoustics
Life Lived Best at Home
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It
Technology Meets Design
Winner: Henri (France) – Villa Africa
Best Integrated Home – Global
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It (EMEA)
Best Home Cinema – Global
Winner: Audio Images (USA) – KA Theater
Best Media Room – Global
Winner: Boutique AV (Australia) – Bespoke Art Deco Media Room
The EMEA CEDIA Awards 2020 event was supported by platinum sponsor, Monitor Audio; gold sponsors, Blustream, Crestron, Ring, and Samsung; and silver sponsor, Habitech.

If you have a project which you think is worthy of winning a CEDIA Award, start your application for the 2021 season now.

To watch the full EMEA show, or catch up on the shows from the other two regions, head over to the CEDIA YouTube channel.