SONA wins big at 2020 EMEA CEDIA Awards - who won what?

Last night, the industry came together to honour and celebrate the winners of the annual CEDIA Awards virtually, with SONA taking home the most awards, including the Global Award.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the awards ceremony had to take place virtually, starting with a pre-show drinks reception, where attendees could virtually share a drink with industry colleagues before the show began. 

The ceremony started with Matt Nimmons, managing director of CEDIA EMEA, welcoming attendees to the awards with a trip down memory lane by looking at some of the locations of past events. Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA’s president and CEO, and Rob Sutherland, CEDIA’s Board of Directors chairman followed with an address before the winners were revealed.

Throughout the ceremony, video messages were featured from CEDIA Award winners and industry heavyweights who offered sage advice, interviews with CEDIA members who have supported their community during the pandemic and a cocktail masterclass featuring unique craft cocktails designed for the sponsors. 

Nimmons commented: “This year’s event was a special one. While we weren’t all in the same room, I enjoyed teaming up with our sponsors to announce the winners and I know that many members gathered with their teams for socially distanced watch parties. 

“It’s been a challenging year for all, but our members delivered some fantastic projects this year. Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 CEDIA Awards.”

The full list of CEDIA EMEA Award winners:
Home Cinema Level I 
Winner: Sound Sense (India) – The Dark Knight

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Sound Sense's The Dark Knight cinema

Home Cinema Level II
Winner: Cyberhomes (UK) – Spinney

Best Home Cinema Level II Winner - Cyberhomes
Cyberhomes' The Spinney

Integrated Home Level I
Winner: Intuitive Homes & Ultamation (UK) – The Manor House

Best Integrated Home Level I Winner - Intuitive Homes and Ultamation
Intuitive Homes & Ultamation's The Manor House

Integrated Home Level II 
Winner: Henri (France) – Villa Africa
Highly Commended: Awicon Technologies (India) – Jashn Bagh

Integrated Home Level III
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It
Highly Commended: Perfect Integration (UK) – Beaconsfield Brilliance

Best Integrated Home Level III Winner - SONA
SONA's The I's Have It 

Media Room Level I
Winner: M.E.G.A AV Installations (UK) – Retro Media Room 

Media Room Level II 
Winner: Perfect Integrations (UK) – Loft Luxury 

Best Media Room Level II Winner - Perfect Integration
Perfect Integration's Loft Luxury

Multiple Dwelling Unit Design
Winner: Perfect Integration (UK) – The Turner at Park Crescent 

Best Dressed Rack
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It

Best Documentation
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It
Highly Commended: Perfect Integration (UK) – The Turner at Park Crescent 
Highly Commended: Sound Sense (India) – The Dark Knight

Best Documentation Winner - SONA
SONA's The I's Have It documentation

Best Lighting
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It 

Best Hardware 
Winner: Lithe Audio – Pro Series Wireless Ceiling Speaker

Best Software

Winner: Trinnov – Audio Optimiser

Best Training 
Winner: Habitech

Best Trade Supplier
Winner: Gallo Acoustics

Life Lived Best at Home
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It 

Technology Meets Design
Winner: Henri (France) – Villa Africa

Tech By Design Winner - Henri
Henri's Villa Africa

Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Michael Heiss 
M CU Jodi
Michael Heiss

Best Integrated Home – Global
Winner: SONA (UK) – The I’s Have It (EMEA)

Best Home Cinema – Global 
Winner: Audio Images (USA) – KA Theatre

Best Media Room – Global
Winner: Boutique AV (Australia) – Bespoke Art Deco Media Room

The EMEA CEDIA Awards 2020 event was sponsored by platinum sponsor, Monitor Audio; gold sponsors, Blustream, Crestron, Ring, and Samsung; and silver sponsor, Habitech.