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Enter your new product to win a Best-of-Show award and get recognized by the industry’s leading publications. This prestigious awards program gives the opportunity to stand apart amongst other brands. Awards will be judged and awarded by Future US, Inc., the publishers of Residential Systems and TWICE magazines. As a BONUS, all nominated products will be featured in the Best of Show Program Guide that is distributed to readers of these top industry publications following the Expo. The nomination deadline is Thursday, August 19, 2021 Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Nominate your product here! Due date and entry fee information are listed below.

Contest Details

To enter, complete and submit the nomination form. All entries must be received on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at midnight PST, unless otherwise noted. All entrants must complete the online nomination form (one per product nominated), remit payment for the entry fee(s) via our online system. The prizewinners will be determined by a panel of judges and will be notified by mail, email and/or telephone by September 3, 2021. Judges’ decisions are final. This contest is sponsored by Future US, Inc., 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

Benefits included with each of your Awards-Entry Submissions: One full-page advertorial for each nominated product — with special distinction for winning entries — in the Best of Show Program Guide, published and distributed digitally to all of Future US’s Consumer Electronics lists after CEDIA, plus additional promotion and brand exposure in our post-show recap coverage of award nominees and winners.


Entry fees are $595 per product per publication to which you submit for consideration.  Companies may enter numerous products for consideration, provided they complete the online nomination form and pay the necessary entry fee(s). Odds of winning are determined by the total number of eligible entries received. A purchase will not increase one’s chances of winning. The use of any automated devices in connection with this promotion is prohibited. Entries made on the Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, potential winner may be required to provide proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potentially winning entry.

Frequently Asked Questions

The program recognizes outstanding products exhibited at the CEDIA show that are new since the prior CEDIA show. Winners are selected by panels of professional users and editors based on descriptions provided by you via the nomination form as well as on judges’ inspection at the convention.

Any company that exhibits a new product on the exhibit floor of the CEDIA show. Products need not be shipping but must be shown publicly and anticipated to ship within 12 months. If a product was shown in the same form at last year’s convention it is not eligible. Technology demonstrations are not eligible.

Thousands of new products are introduced at the CEDIA show each year. Help make yours stand out. Further, every product nominated, whether chosen for an award or not, will be featured in the special Best of Show Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form after the convention. Program Guide coverage will be based on the image and description submitted with your entry.

Winners receive a certificate of recognition for display. Winners will be reported in a special Best of Show Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to readers of Residential Systems, TWICE and What HiFi? after the convention. Content will be based on entry submission images and descriptions.

The deadline is Thursday, August 19 2021. We reserve the right to consider late applicants as circumstances dictate. Please note that on-site nominations are not accepted.

Award entry: $595 per product nominated, for consideration by your chosen Future US magazine. You may submit a given product to multiple magazines, at $595 each.

Just nominate the product for each by checking the appropriate box(es) on the product’s form; so for example, if Jones Smith Manufacturing wishes to nominate a new product for consideration by three magazines, the nomination price is $1,785 ($595 x 3). The entry form will guide you.

There is no limit to the number of products you may nominate. Each requires a nomination form and entry fee(s).


A panel of judges and editors, chosen in advance by the editors of our publications, will review nominations and choose the winners.



For any questions about award entries please contact Kate Smith -