Apply for a Technology Designer Performance Home Awards

The TD Performance Home Awards program is open to any individual, organization or authorized agent who manufactures, designs, engineers or promotes consumer technology products. Products and designs submitted must be available in the market for the first time after January 1, 2022 or must be projected to be available in the market by September 7, 2023.

 By clicking on any category, a fillable PDF will download automatically. After completing your entry(s), please follow directions for emailing entry and images, along with applicable payment options.

Design Categories

Overall Whole House Design of the Year (combined technologies)

Infrastructure/Structured Wiring

Energy Management

Lighting – Indoor

Lighting – Outdoor

Window Treatment

Home Entertainment – Indoor

Home Entertainment – Outdoor

Dedicated Theater or Media Room

Product Categories

Audio – Indoor Speakers

Audio – Outdoor Speakers

Audio – Component
(dedicated room or whole house)

Audio – Headphone

Video – Indoor

Video – Outdoor

Infrastructure/Structured Wiring

Energy Management

Lighting – Indoor

Lighting – Outdoor

Lighting Control

Window Treatment

Whole House Control

User Interface/User Experience
(touch screens, keypads, remotes, voice, etc)

Entry Fee per Category

Until June 5th            $499
June 6th – July 7th    $599

Entry Criteria

Entries must be submitted by July 7, 2023, at 11:59 PM EDT.

All entries must comply with the official program rules, as follows:

  • Product submitted must be available in the market for the first time after Jan. 1, 2022 or must be projected to be available in the market by Sep. 7, 2023.
  • Technology Designer LLC in its sole discretion, may determine if a product is not eligible for consideration. 
  • A product must be submitted into the relevant product category.
  • A product may be submitted into a maximum of three (3) product categories and is eligible to win in each category entered, provided it meets the requirements for the product category and a separate application fee is paid for each category submitted.
  • A maximum of three (3) different product images may accompany each entry. Images must be submitted in a .jpg format and be less than 3 MB. If entering an intangible product, an applicant may submit screenshots or diagrams. All images must be submitted via the online application.
  • Applicant representative must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and authorized to submit the product on behalf of the applicant.

Honoree Selection

A panel of industry expert judges review applications in each product category based on the evaluation criteria below and the top scoring products are designated as honorees.

The program recognizes two (2) levels of honorees among the product categories:

  • Honoree: The top scoring Products or Designs in each category.
  • Best Design and Best Product: The highest-rated designs and products across all categories.

Honoree Selection

All entries are reviewed and scored based on the following criteria:

  • Engineering, technology and functionality
  • Aesthetic and design, especially when prominently displayed in the home
  • What makes the product unique and innovative
  • The user interface and user experience. How does the consumer live with the product or design?

Applicants in all product categories will be notified via email by mid-August of their status. Those attending CEDIA EXPO 2023 may be asked to participate in our video interview campaign.

All award designations by the judges are final.

Technology Designer LLC does not test or endorse the Performance Home Awards award-winning products.