SDM Magazine has just announced a new awards category for 2022: The Project of the Year, designed to recognize outstanding projects, regardless of size or field, and the dealers and integrators that bring them to life.

“There are so many interesting project stories out there that integrators are working on, and it’s a shame most go unreported,” says Karyn Hodgson, editor-in-chief of SDM. “We’ve developed the Project of the Year award to shine a light on the best of these and share them with the industry.”

While there will be only one winner profiled, other top nominees will have the opportunity to be included in the “Technology at Work” department as a case study in a future issue. 

Nominations must be for a North American commercial project started, completed, upgraded, or ongoing over the past 14 months (January 2021 through March 2022). Nominations must include a named customer that agrees to the case study’s publication. 

The project should demonstrate at least one of the following: extraordinary resources, unique applications or integrations, an interesting story or customer, or an intriguing challenge solved by the dealer or integrator. The award will go to the security dealer or integrator who performed the work, but anyone may nominate a project, including the end user, manufacturing partner, distributor, dealer, or integrator.

To nominate a Project of the Year, complete and return the online nomination form so it arrives in SDM’s inbox no later than March 31, 2022.

Projects meeting the basic qualifications outlined in the nomination form will receive the formal application from SDM and need to return it by May 12, 2022.

After SDM’s editorial staff receives all applications, we review and score them individually, then meet to compare scores and determine a winner. Once we select the winner, we’ll notify them and schedule a photo shoot and interview. SDM will profile the winning project in our August issue and on the website.

For more information on the Project of the Year award visit If you have any questions, please contact SDM Managing Editor Laura Toops at