mark of excellence awards

Mark of Excellence

The Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the Smart Home Division of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, recognize the best in custom integration and installed technology. Each year manufacturers, distributors and systems integrators compete in more than 30 award categories for this coveted honor. Submissions are now open for the 2021 Mark of Excellence Awards.

3 Reasons to Submit Now:

  1. Media and Industry Exposure

    Winners are announced in a press release to industry leaders and media, promoted in the March 2021 issue of CE Pro magazine and recognized in a digital profile on that will be amplified to audiences across social media, newsletters and more.

  2. Recognition from Your Peers

    All entries are judged by independent experts within the industry. Winners will receive a toolkit with a special winner logo and opportunities for showcasing their win.

  3. Discounted Entry Fees

    Submit your entry before the October 23 early bird deadline and save up to $100.

      • Early bird deadline: October 23, 2020
      • Final submission deadline: November 13, 2020

2020 Winners

Entry categories include manufacturer products and integrator projects, as well as the Integrator of the Year Award, which celebrates outstanding business success, resource use, comprehensive technical skills and exceptional quality in professional installations.


Audio Component Product of the Year: AVR-3600H | Denon

Audio/Video Distribution Product of the Year: VBS-HDIP-3G 509POE Daisy Chain Power-over-Ethernet Receiver | Just Add Power

Automation Device of the Year: Neeo Remote for Control4 | SnapAV

Best Education or Support Program: DISH Custom Integration Concierge Program | DISH Network

Emerging Technologies/Disruptor/Miscellaneous Home Technology Enhancements: Wayzn Smart Sliding Glass Door Opener | Wayzn

Energy Efficiency Product of the Year: GENNY | Watergen

Human Interface Product of the Year: DISH Voice Remote with the Google Assistant |DISH Network

Lighting Control Product of the Year: Vantage Human-Centric Lighting Systems | Vantage

Loudspeaker of the Year: Soundbar: Savant Smart Audio Sound Bar | SAVANT

Networking Product of the Year: Luxul ProWatch | Luxul

Rack or Mount Product of the Year: MantelMount MM860 Robotic Mount | MantelMount

Security and Surveillance Product of the Year: BAT Connect |Alula

Speakers and Subwoofers – Indoor: SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer | SVS

Video Display Product of the Year (Display): The Wall Luxury | Samsung Electronics Americas

Video Display Product of the Year (Screen): Dark Star® Max UST-FR Series | EPV Projection Screens

Video Source Product of the Year: AirTV Mini | DISH Network

Whole-house Control/System Management Product of the Year: Control4 Smart Home OS 3 | SnapAV


Custom Home of the Year: Fox Point | Admit One Home Systems

Health and Wellness Project of the Year: Gary Sinise Foundation CW5 Gary Linfoot Installation |AVLX

Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year: ARCADIAN ODYSSEY |SOUND SENSE

Lighting Control Project of the Year: Modern Beach Brilliance | Atlantic Control Technologies

Retrofit Project of the Year: The Daihl Residence | ListenUp

Specialty Project of the Year: The Campus |Advanced Integrated Controls

Integrator of the Year Winner

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2020 Finalists

All entries are judged by independent experts within the industry, and winners are announced at the Mark of Excellence Awards Reception at CES®.