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CEA Calling For ‘Innovations’ Submissions

Arlington, Va. –
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that entries for the
2012 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards will be
accepted through Sept. 16, 2011.

The annual
competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 32 consumer
electronics product categories. The 2012 Best of Innovations Honorees will be
announced Nov. 8 at the New York Press Preview and showcased at the 2012
International CES, held Jan. 10-13, 2012, in Las Vegas.

The Innovations
awards are sponsored by CEA, the producer of the International CES.

“Since 1976, this
prestigious awards program has given consumer technology innovators the
opportunity to have their newest products judged by our preeminent panel of
independent designers, engineers and trade press,” said Karen Chupka,
conferences and events senior VP, CEA. “The Innovations Award display at the
2012 CES is the place to see the future of technology, as we honor cutting-edge
technological breakthroughs in our industry.”

For 2012, the
Innovations Awards product categories have been revamped to include two
trend-focused new categories: tablets, e-readers, netbooks, and software and mobile
Apps. At the 2012 CES, the Innovations Showcase will open on Monday, Jan. 9, in
the Venetian ballroom, offering exclusive access to preshow attendees and

Now in its 35th
year, the Innovations Awards program allows companies or public relations firms
to upload their product nominations via an online tool.

Media and analysts
will also see this year’s Innovations Design and Engineering Honorees during
CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of CES, featuring dozens of tabletop
product demonstrations and industry networking. CES Unveiled runs from 4 p.m.
to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Only credentialed
media and analysts are permitted to attend this exclusive event.

The Innovations
2012 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, 2011, and April 1, 2012.


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