Best Racking or Mounting Project
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 Racking or Mounting Project Criteria
Who can enter: The best rack or mounting category can be entered by either a distributor or manufacturer who has announced or released a rack or mounting product 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: It wouldn’t be possible to do a high-end smart home installation without a good server rack, nor would TVs be able to look seamlessly flush against the wall if companies didn’t manufacturer mounts. These vital products may not always be the most glamourous – but there’s a lot to set them apart; is yours the best?
- Performance: How much weight is your rack or mount capable of holding? If it’s a flat to the wall TV mount – how much of a gap does it offer? Let us know about anything else that makes your rack or mount perform the best.
- Design: Is your rack or mount designed to blend into the rest of the furniture, or have you used clever design to ensure optimal cooling? Whatever design tricks you’ve used, let us know.
- Functionality: What functionality does your rack or mount offer? Does your mount offer self-levelling, or does your rack feature special features that make it really easy to install?
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 rack or mount, based on the words provided. Additional scores will be given for both design and functionality.
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.