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The CEDIA Best of Show recognizes outstanding products that could have exhibited at the live 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.

Future US is now accepting submissions for the annual Best of Show Awards, honoring outstanding products lanuched since 2019 CEDIA.

Awards will be given by Future US publications TWICE and Residential Systems magazines. You may submit a product for consideration by one or more of these publications, and you may submit multiple products.

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 Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 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 31,2020. 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 launched in the home technology industry since the 2019 CEDIA show. With the physical event cancelled, this years award is dedicated to showcasing those products which would have exhibited at the show. 

Winners will be selected by panels of professional users and editors based on descriptions provided by you via the nomination form.

Any company that has launched a new home technology product since CEDIA 2019 can enter the Best of Show Virtual Edition. Products must be shown publicly and scheduled to ship within 2020. If a product was shown in the same form at last year’s convention it is not eligible. Judges have discretion in determining whether a product is new.

With conferences across the industry moving away from physical exhibitions, winning industry awards provides new ways to promote product launches.  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.

New this year:  You can also promote your nomination in a must-see newsletter before the virtual conference and/or include a product demonstration video in the program guide and on your chosen brand's site. 

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 TWICE, Residential Systems and What HiFi? after the convention. Content will be based on entry submission images and descriptions.

Entries are due September 9th, 2020. 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.

Inclusion in our Must-See newsletter: $800
A product photo and 150 word blurb will be included in the Must-See newsletter, distributed to Tech&Learning's opt-in audience, reaching 21,000+ readers.

Award Entry + New Product Video: $1300

The video will be hosted on the site of the brand entered and embedded in an eBook in brand entered section(s) (will appear for 3 months) Cost is $195 for each additional brand selected.


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, promotion or sponsorship opportunities contact Adam Goldstein. 

Adam Goldstein 
VP Market Expert 


phone: 212-3780478