The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that entries for the International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards will be accepted now through September 14, 2012. The 2013 Honorees will be announced November 12, 2012 at CEA’s New York Press Preview and showcased at the 2013 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 CES, the world’s most important technology event, is scheduled January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The industry-recognized annual competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 29 Two new product categories were added to the 2013 awards program: Tech for a Better World and Accessible and Universal Design Technologies. Tech for a Better World recognizes technologies that share a common goal and the ability to impact the world in a positive way, either domestically, or around the globe. Accessible and Universal Design Technologies focuses on technologies that have innovative features that enable ease of use by anyone, including, but not limited to, seniors and people with disabilities, regardless of cognitive ability, hearing, mobility, visual or other impairments.
“We’ve seen growth in the number of submissions for the highly coveted Innovations Awards each year as tech innovators showcase their new technologies to the entire consumer electronics community,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of conferences and events, CEA. “We are proud of the success of past winners and look forward to welcoming the 2013 CES class of Innovations honorees. This prestigious awards program is where tomorrow’s innovations meet today’s industry.”
The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards give consumer technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have new products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press. The Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards program is open to all companies, regardless of CES exhibitor status. Products entered must debut for sale in U.S. retail outlets or on the Internet between April 1, 2012, and April 1, 2013.
The 2013 CES will feature 3,000 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2013 International CES, visit CESweb.org.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry.