Configura’s 2021 CET Awards open for submissions


Configura’s annual awards competition features new name and logo, offers cash prizes for winners

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—April, 20, 2021—Designers, companies and students who use CET to design, specify and visualize spaces are invited to enter the 2021 CET Awards, Configura announced today.  
 
“Each year, the CET Awards bring together our talented community to showcase the latest trends, innovation, impact and creativity happening in design,” Kelsey DeBruin, Configura’s global head of user community and events, said. “Our CET community continues to set the bar high for designing spaces that make a difference and we are thrilled to unveil a refreshed look for the CET Awards that honors the extraordinary work of our community.”   
 
Formerly known as the CET Designer Awards, the CET Awards highlight work from designers, kitchen specialists, engineers, dealerships, manufacturers and talented students across the commercial interiors, kitchen and bath and material handling industries who use CET to design, specify and visualize spaces. Since its launch in 2008, the CET Awards have attracted hundreds of submissions from CET users around the globe.  
 
The CET Awards are free for any CET user to enter and submissions are accepted across six categories: Success Story, Rendering, Student Rendering, Video, 360 Panorama and Innovative Extension. CET Awards entrants can enter as many categories as they wish but can only submit one entry per category. Entrants must have a CET license to participate and can only use CET to create their submission. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 4. 
 
The awards take place in conjunction with CET Experience, Configura’s annual user and developer conference, where winners will be announced. This year’s CET Experience will take place Nov. 15-17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference brings together hundreds of people from around the globe – including designers, dealers, developers, IT professionals, manufacturers and Configura employees – whose goal is to improve how spaces are designed. Conference attendance is not required to participate in the CET Awards or to win.
 
CET AWARDS CATEGORIES AND PRIZES
Innovative Extension
New in 2020, the Innovative Extension category highlights submissions from manufacturers that have enhanced their Extension for CET. Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC) has positively impacted the world of space planning and design and has allowed manufacturers to serve more dealers and integrators through Extensions in CET. Manufacturers are encouraged to submit a five-minute video about a specific challenge their Extension faced and steps they took to improve it.  
 
Winners will receive the option for a case study and the choice of CET training hours or CET Developer support/training hours as follows: 
  • 1st Place: 3 hours
  • 2nd Place: 2 hours
  • 3rd Place: 1 hour
Success Story 
CET users are encouraged to submit their best success story – a project completed in CET that won a dealership work, made a client happy or one that the designer is simply proud of. Projects of all sizes are encouraged.
 
A jury of Configura employees will determine winners in this category. The top three finalists will be notified and gifted free registration to the 14th annual CET Experience. Winners will be announced during the CET Experience.
  • 1st Place: $1,000 and free registration to the conference
  • 2nd Place: $500 and free registration to the conference
  • 3rd Place: $200 and free registration to the conference
Rendering 
CET users are encouraged to enter their best rendering created for an office, material handling, health care or kitchen space. A jury consisting of a select group of Configura employees will decide the top 10 finalists in this category.
 
The top three will be decided through voting on the CET Awards website Oct. 11-27. The top three will be announced during the CET Experience.
  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100
Student Rendering 
Undergraduate and graduate students learning CET are encouraged to submit renderings created in the software. Entrants must be a current student or recent graduate, and the rendering must have been created during their time in school.
 
A jury consisting of a select group of Configura employees will decide the top five finalists in this category. The top three will be decided through voting on the CET Awards website Oct. 11-27. The top three will be announced during the CET Experience.
  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100
 
Video 
CET users are encouraged to enter fly-through videos created using CET.
 
A jury consisting of a select group of Configura employees will decide the top five finalists in this category. The top three will be decided through voting on the CET Awards website Oct. 11-27. The top three will be announced during the CET Experience.
  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100
 
360 Panorama 
CET users are encouraged to submit 360 panorama designs created using CET. All types of spaces and environments are eligible.
 
A jury consisting of a select group of Configura employees will decide the top five finalists in this category. The top three will be decided through voting on the CET Awards website Oct. 11-27. The top three will be announced during the CET Experience.
  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100
 
Learn more, enter and view past award winners at www.configura.com/awards.
 
About Configura 
Founded in 1990, Configura Sverige AB creates software solutions that help businesses and people around the globe design spaces and sell configurable products in the commercial interiors, material handling and kitchen and bath industries. Configura’s software products include CET Commercial Interiors, CET Material Handling, CET Kitchen & Bath, Design Studio and Stage. Configura also has a growing user community of more than 16,000 designers, salespeople, dealerships and manufacturers around the globe that use Configura’s products. Headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, Configura has grown to five offices with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shenzhen, China; and Berlin, Germany. Configura is privately owned with over 250 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $18 million USD. Learn about Configura and its products at www.configura.com
 
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