By Lisa Johnston
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Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is accepting entries through Sept. 13 for the 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards.
The 2014 Best of Innovations Honorees will be announced Nov. 12, 2013, at the CES Unveiled New York press conference and showcased at the 2014 International CES.
The 2014 International CES, which is owned and produced by CEA, is scheduled for Jan. 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas.
The annual competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 29 consumer electronics categories. Three new product categories have been added to the 2014 awards program:
3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing: This category includes 3D printers, accessories, software, platforms, and any electronic device that facilitates the use of additive manufacturing.
In-Vehicle Experience: Entries include entire motor vehicles in which the cabin experience is enhanced through the innovative use of electronic components.
Wearable Technologies: This category will feature electronic devices typically worn by consumers that use sensors for navigation, information-gathering, communicating information, or other sensory enhancements.
“The Innovations awards program continues to grow in recognition and popularity as a unique opportunity for tech innovators to gain exposure among the consumer electronics industry,” stated Karen Chupka, CEA corporate business strategy and International CES senior VP. “The addition of these three new categories allows us to highlight design and engineering advances in exciting, emerging new product categories. We look forward to seeing a glimpse into the tech future with this year’s entries.”
CES Unveiled Las Vegas is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Jan. 5, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Credentialed media and analysts are invited to attend this exclusive event.
The 2014 Innovations 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, 2013, and April 1, 2014. Submit your product here.
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