Best Cable Solution

General Criteria

The Smart Building Awards 2019 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, meaning none of the members on the judging panel will know the winner until it is announced on the evening of the event.

There is a qualifying period which will define which entries will be valid. This period will be between September 2017 and March 2019. That means any product launched, or project completed, before or after these dates will not be eligible to enter.

Each category will have a 600-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 22 February 2019.

25.02.19: GREAT NEWS! DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Due to unprecedented demand and requests, we have extended the entry deadline by two weeks. So you now have until 11.30pm on Friday 8 March 2019 to put pen to paper (in a digital sense) and submit your entries!

Best Cable Solution

Who can enter: The best cable solution category can be entered by either a distributor or manufacturer who has announced or released a cabling solution 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 March 8.

What we’re looking for: While wireless protocols continue to grow in popularity, nothing can beat the reliability of a cable. So why should an installer choose your cable?

  • Signal Quality: Is your cable designed to protect the signal of what it’s transmitting? Does it offer features that enables a super long run without any degradation in quality?
  • Install Flexibility: Is your cable capable of being installed within walls? Is it nearly invisible to help it blend into the environment? What other features make it an installer’s best friend?
  • Other: Is there anything else that help your cable solution stand-out?

Entry Judging: This entry will be judged based on three criteria. The judge will give a weighted score based on the overall quality of the cable, based on the words provided. Additional scores will be given for both design and functionality.

Additional Materials: 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.

Submissions now closed