The early bird deadline to enter the 2021 CE Pro BEST Product Awards is fast approaching. Integrators have until Friday, July 2 to enter early bird submissions, and have until Friday, July 23 to submit all entries. The awards recognize the best technologies, products, and services for the smart home.
Here is a quick rundown of everything readers need to know in order to enter:
What will I need to enter?
To complete your submission, you will need the following information (* = Mandatory):
- Manufacturer EXACTLY as it should appear in promotion and on awards. *
- Product Name EXACTLY as it should appear in promotion and on awards. *
- Category *
- MSRP *
- Ship Date *
- Is this product embargoed until CEDIA 2021? (September 2021) *
- Company logo *
- Upload up to 10 product photos * (one is mandatory)
- Upload additional product specifications document here
- Product Video (upload a video or provide a link)
- Describe your product’s design and/or technological innovation. * (200 words maximum)
- Describe the three most important functional features of this product. * (100 words maximum)
- How does your product stand out from others in this category? * (200 words maximum)
- Please provide a promotional description to be used in print and online listings. * (50 words maximum)
- Social Media links
- Your product must have shipped either in the 12 months before the July 23, 2021 deadline or be set to debut in the 6 months after (July 2020 – January 2022).
- If you have an exciting new product that will not ship until 2022, consider entering the “Most Promising” award.
- Existing products that have been enhanced are eligible for entry.
WHAT IS THE ENTRY FEE?
- Regular entry: $597
- Early-Bird Entry (purchased by July 2, 2021): $497
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS?
- Early-Bird Deadline: July 2, 2021
- Deadline: July 23, 2021
THE ENTRY PROCESS
- Step 1: Pay now to lock in the discount. Provide your product’s name, select a category, and add your submission to the cart.
- Step 2: Complete the product details for your entry (outlined above) any time before the July 23 deadline. Just log in to access Step 2 for your account
WHEN ARE THE WINNERS ANNOUNCED?
Winners will be announced at CEDIA Expo 2021 in September.
A number of industry experts, as well as the CE Pro editorial staff, will consider all aspects such as your product’s design and/or technological innovation, most important functional features of this product, and how your product stands out from others in this category.