The CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards night celebrates excellence within the custom installation industry. The scheme was a global initiative and has become an important platform for the CEDIA Asia Pacific members to share their work and showcase their expertise and achievements.  

This year the CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards have achieved a higher participation rate than ever before. 82 entries have been received across the 12 categories from 31 Electronic System Professional (ESP) member companies.

The full list of the ‘CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards 2009’ categories are as follows:

  • Best Integrated Home Installation over $300,000
  • Best Integrated Home Installation $150,000 - $300,000
  • Best Integrated Home Installation under $150,000
  • Best Home Theatre over $100,000
  • Best Home Theatre $50,000 - $100,000
  • Best Home Theatre under $50,000
  • Best Media Room Best Commercial Project Best Dressed System (Residential)
  • Best Marine Project
  • Best Special Project – Domestic
  • Best Project Design & Documentation
The CEDIA Awards judging panel is made up of a team of local and international industry experts, including CEDIA US CEO Utz Baldwin, CEDIA US Chairman Ken Erdmann and Dr Floyd E. Toole, who has more than 40 years experience in the industry and in 2008 received the CEDIA US Lifetime Achievement Award. 

As with previous years, entry to the 2009 Awards will be kept anonymous to maintain the integrity of the scheme and to deliver honest and unbiased results.

After the judging, the winners will be revealed at the CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Night on Thursday 17 July 2009, and will be held at Doltone House, Pyrmont.

The CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards, which will also see the announcement of the ‘Best Website’, ‘10 Year Members’ and ‘2009 Lifetime Achievement Award’, has become highly regarded as a key networking occasion and the standout event of the custom installation industry.

The CEDIA Awards have grown increasingly popular within the industry and this has been reflected in the number of companies entering this year's scheme.