The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association’s (CEDIA) annual Electronic Lifestyles Awards competition is underway, with the online entry system officially open. CEDIA members interested in entering may view guidelines and begin the entry process now at

Indianapolis-based CEDIA made changes to the awards program to make it easier for members to enter. Entrants no longer need to mail in hard copy submissions; the entire entry process is online. In addition, the Designer Awards competition is no longer limited to members with CEDIA Certified Professionals on staff; all electronic systems contractor (ESC) members may enter.

The Designer Awards competition features seven project categories, including Integrated Home, Special Project, and Home Theater. The competition provides a unique platform for ESCs to showcase their projects not only to the industry but also to the consumer audience through CEDIA’s continued partnership with (formerly on the People’s Pick award competition. The entry system for the Designer Awards will close Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m. PST. Visitors to will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite projects in the Home Theater, Media Room, and Integrated Home categories.

CEDIA is also accepting nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership in the residential electronic systems industry. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, May 25 at 5 p.m. PST. Guidelines and entry forms are available at