Best In-Wall or In-Ceiling Speaker

General Criteria

The Smart Building Awards 2024 are trade-only awards, meaning consumers are not permitted to enter any category. Each award will be judged fairly by an expert panel based on the criteria set out for each category. The judges will individually score each entry,

There is a qualifying period which will define which entries will be valid. This period will be between January 2023 and June 2024. That means any product launched, or project completed, before or after these dates will not be eligible to enter.

Each category will have a 500-word limit, while a further 250 words will be available to explain why you think you deserve to win the award. There will be different criteria for each award category, and while it’s not mandatory to meet every criteria point, there will be a certain number of boxes you will have to check before your entry is eligible.

The awards are completely FREE to enter and there is no limit on the number of categories or number of submissions you can tender. Entries will close on 2 August 2024.

Best In-wall or In-ceiling Speaker Criteria

Who can enter: The best in-wall or in-ceiling category can be entered by either a distributor or manufacturer who has announced or released an in-wall or in-ceiling speaker during the qualifying period. A representative, such as a PR company, may also enter their client.

When entries close: Your entry should be submitted by 2 August 2024.

What we’re looking for: In-wall and in-ceiling speakers tend to provide the powerful sound found in a high-end home cinema. Therefore, it’s important that these speakers not only sound great, but also do a lot with less – as in-wall and in-ceiling speakers have to limited depth. So why is your in-ceiling or in-wall speaker the best?

  • Audio Quality: What makes your speaker’s audio quality stand-out?
  • Ease of Install: Do you offer any features that make it easier to install?
  • Design:What is special about your in-wall or in-ceiling speaker’s design?
  • Other: Describe the specific qualities that allow the product to stand out. Explain the audio capabilities, install approach, and any other features that allow the product to stand out from the competition.

Entry Judging: This entry will be judged based on a rounded assessment of the product based on the words, images and other information provided.

Additional Materials Required: In order to judge on design, please supply up to three images of the product. We also require an image of the company’s logo. Entrants may also supply up to one page of supporting evidence, such as testimonials, press coverage, case studies, spec sheets.

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