The deadline to enter CE Pro’s BEST Product Awards, the most prestigious award program for the professional installation market, has been extended to Sept. 16. The awards recognize the best technologies, products, and services for the smart home.
Does your product solve problems and make work easier for installers? Then this is the program for you!
The CE Pro BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards “offer an incredible glimpse into the future for the entire residential integration industry,” says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief of CE Pro. “Some of the products and technologies that integrators now consider mainstays to their businesses made their first appearance in the market via the BEST Awards.
These entries truly represent the cutting edge of technology.” (View last year’s winners here.)
Find more details below and on the BEST Awards entry submission site HERE.
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 Expo 2022? *
- 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 September 6, 2022 deadline or be set to debut in the 6 months after (October 2022 – March 2023).
- If you have an exciting new product that will not ship until 2023, consider entering the “Most Promising” award.
- Existing products that have been enhanced are eligible for entry.
What is the entry fee?
- Regular entry: $597
What is the deadline for submissions?
- Extended Deadline: Sept. 16, 2022
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 Sept. 6 deadline. Just log in to access Step 2 of your application.
When are the winners announced?
Winners will be announced during the CEDIA Expo on the Smart Stage at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29.
How are the entries judged?
The judging is done completely independently by a number of system integrators. They will consider all aspects such as your product’s design and/or technological innovation, most important functional features of the product, and how your product stands out from others in its category.
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