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Deadline: July 27, 2018

2018 CE Pro BEST Awards Entry Details

Here's the information you need for your entry

  • Electronic file of company logo
  • Electronic files of up to ten product photos
  • PDF files of product specification sheet
  • URL/web link to more information about the product
  • Description of your product's design and/or technological innovation ( < 200 words)
  • Three most important product features ( < 100 words)
  • Promotional description of the product to be used online and in print ( < 50 words)
  • Explanation of how your product stands out from others in this category ( < 200 words)

Entry Fees

  • Regular entry: $597
  • Early-Bird Entry (purchased by May 25, 2018): $497
  • Each additional category for the same product: $197

The Entry Process

  1. Step 1: Pay now to lock in the discount. Provide your product's name, select a category, and add your submission to the cart.
  2. Step 2: Complete the product details for your entry (outlined above) any time before the July 27, 2018 deadline. Just log in to access Step 2 for your account.

Final Deadline: 

  • Early-Bird Deadline: May 25, 2018
  • Deadline: August 3, 2018

Winners Announced

Winners will be announced and awards presented at CEDIA Expo in San Diego. The show floor is open September 4 - 8, 2018.


Multiple awards may be given out per category. Judges reserve the right to move and combine categories once entries are in.


  • Your product must have shipped either in the 12 months before the July 27, 2018 deadline or be set to debut in the 6 months after (July 2017 - February 2019).
  • If you have an exciting new product that will not ship until 2019, consider entering the "Most Promising" award.
  • Existing products that have been enhanced are eligible for entry.

Judging Criteria

An unbiased panel of a dozen credible industry leaders, along with the editors of CE Pro, will consider all aspects involved, such as innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer.