July 14, 2014 — Article
In the majestic surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) revealed the winners of its ninth annual CEDIA Awards, which celebrates design, installation and integration excellence in the home technology sector. The black tie gala with an audience of over 300 guests from the residential custom installation, interior design and architecture worlds attended this special annual event. This year there were more than 150 impressive entries from 16 different countries competing for the prestigious CEDIA honours in 17 categories in addition to 3 special awards.
The Venue at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
The selection process is very strict and totally independent as throughout the entire judging process the identity of the companies taking part in the CEDIA Awards remains completely anonymous to preserve the integrity of the adjudication process. Each installation category is judged by an expert panel drawn from the worlds of architecture, interiors, property, IT, smart home journalism and, of course, custom installation to ensure the highest standards of scrutiny for each and every entry.
A first round of technical judging is complemented by a final rigorous assessment to determine the category winners. As well as the need to be integrated and beautifully concealed with the interior, important factors also considered include compliance with industry best practice, the imaginative and appropriate design and use of technology, impeccably designed and installed racks, value for money as well as that all important ‘wow’ factor.
The winners with the CEDIA team
The full list of winning projects for 2014 is as follows (photos above category):
Best Media Room under £15,000
Best Media Room over £15,000
Best Home Cinema under £40,000
Best Home Cinema £40,000 – £100,000
Best Home Cinema over £100,000
Best Integrated Home under £100,000
Best Integrated Home £100,000 – £250,000
Best Integrated Home over £250,000
Best Lighting Scheme over £25,000
Best Yacht Installation
Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer
Best Innovative Solution
Best Dressed Rack
Best Energy Management Solution
Best Training Initiative by a Trade Supplier
Best Innovative Product
Best Trade Supplier
Best Technology Feature
Special Recognition Award
We could not have been more delighted with the exceptional quality of entries this year, says Kris Hogg, Chairman of CEDIA Region 1 which covers the UK, Europe, Africa, the CIS, Middle East, India and Pakistan. The successful winners and highly commended projects have been captured in the CEDIA Awards 2014 yearbook. The yearbook celebrates the hard work and creativity put into every project with impressive imagery, project synopsis and kit lists included. The CEDIA Awards are open only to CEDIA member companies. The Awards yearbook is available to download from www.cediaawards.org and printed copies will also be available.