The entry window for SDM’s 2023 Project of the Year award will close on Friday, Jan. 13. Now in its second year, the program recognizes outstanding projects, regardless of size or field, and the dealers and integrators that bring them to life. 

Nominations must be for a North American commercial project started, completed, upgraded or ongoing over the past 14 months (November 2022 through January 2023). 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. 

Projects can be nominated by others, or companies can nominate their own projects. Entries meeting the basic qualifications outlined in the nomination form will receive a formal application from SDM and need to return it by a specific deadline. After SDM’s editorial staff receives all applications, we review and score them individually, then compare scores to determine a winner. 

The winner will be profiled in our April 2023 issue and on the website. While there will be only one winner, other top nominees may be included in the “Technology @ Work” department as a case study in a future issue. 

To nominate a Project of the Year, complete and return the online nomination form so it arrives in SDM’s inbox no later than Jan. 13. 

Related: Learn how a state-of-the-art fire alarm and emergency notification system, installed across more than 20 facilities for a Minnesota school district, earned Custom Alarm SDM’s inaugural Project of the Year Award.

For more information on the Project of the Year award, go here. Entry questions can be directed to SDM Content Editor Laura Toops at