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Entries open for innovations 2010, honoring best in consumer electronics design and engineering


CEA Calls for Entries August 24 Through September 25

Arlington, Virginia .-Entries for the 2010 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards will be accepted today through September 25, 2009, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today. This widely recognized annual competition honors outstanding design and engineering in 36 consumer electronics product categories, including new software and online content categories. The 2010 Best of Innovations honorees will be announced at the New York Press Preview on November 10, 2009 at the Metropolitan Pavilion and showcased at the 2010 International CES, January 7-10, 2010.

“To keep up with the constantly changing nature of the consumer electronics world, we are proud to launch four new categories for submission in this year’s Innovations Design and Engineering Awards,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of conferences and events, CEA. “Electronic gaming software, online audio/video content delivery, online retail and social networking are all breaking onto the scene this year as we continue to highlight the most cutting edge technological breakthroughs in the industry.”

The awards are sponsored by CEA, the producer of the International CES®, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the voice of industrial design, committed to advancing the profession through education, information, community and advocacy.

“Each year, I find myself even more impressed with the winners of the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards,” said Eric Anderson, president, IDSA. “The sheer genius of the technological breakthroughs and the impressive aesthetics of the products recognized are clear reasons the IDSA is proud to endorse and support this industrial design showcase year after year.”

Now in its 33rd year, the Innovations Awards program gives product developers and manufacturers an opportunity to be judged by a preeminent panel of engineers, independent designers and journalists. Honored products will be featured in the Innovations Showcase in the Grand Lobby at Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2010 International CES. CEA has deployed a time-saving entry portal collaboration system, powered by mBLAST, that allows co-workers submitting nominations to combine their respective submissions and pre-populate basic nominee information.

Media and analysts will also see this year’s Innovations Design and Engineering showcase honorees during CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of CES, featuring dozens of tabletop product demonstrations and industry networking. CES Unveiled runs from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, in the Venetian ballroom at the Venetian. Credentialed media, analysts and bloggers will be permitted to attend this exclusive sponsored event.

Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards are open to all companies, regardless of CES exhibitor status, that have a product launch between March 1, 2009 and April 30, 2010. To submit products for the 2010 Innovations, review last year’s winners or register for the show, log onto


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