The Housewares Design Awards— the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation— was founded in 2003 by HomeWorld Business to honor the unyielding effort within the industry to create new ways to improve everyday living.
Much has changed in the industry since the first awards ceremony in January 2004 at New York's Gotham Hall. One constant, however, is the central role design innovation plays in the creation of value-added differentiation as a catalyst for growth in housewares.
The annual Housewares Design Awards ceremony moved in 2005 to the Marriott Marquis overlooking New York City's Times Square, which provided a bustling backdrop to the crowing of the industry's most exciting designs.
The 12th Housewares Design Awards ceremony is set for January 24, 2017, during the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center Las Vegas. This marks the first western U.S. location for the awards gala.
Since its inception, the Housewares Design Awards has nominated more than 700 finalists and crowned more than 140 winners. That the industry has entered thousands of entries is a testament to its inventive spirit.
The independent judging panel for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards will select five finalists and Best in Category winners in 12 core categories encompassing the full scope of the housewares industry, plus a new 13th award recognizing an individual or agency for exceptional product design.
From the Best in Category winners, the judges will select Best of the Best Gold, Silver and Bronze winners representing the pinnacle of design innovation.
Mark of Excellence
Housewares Design Award winners get much more than a trophy. They earn a prestigious honor that proclaims to retailers and consumers alike that a product is independently recognized for exceptional performance, utility and style.
The Housewares Design Award logo is a mark of excellence featured prominently on the packaging of products at leading retailers across the country.
Retailers need new products to drive growth. Housewares Design Awards winners and finalists appeal to retailers while generating high-profile consumer media exposure that propels sales.
The Housewares Design Awards program inspires a culture of innovation that spreads from manufacturers to retailers to consumers.
The annual Housewares Design Awards gala is a perfect chance to network with industry peers and media representatives who share a passion for innovative new products.
Finalists for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards will be showcased in a special product exhibit held in connection with the annual awards gala, set for set for January 24, 2017, during the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center Las Vegas.
Leading housewares industry executives, prominent housewares designers and media will be on hand to help celebrate the best housewares designs of the year.
Don't miss this chance to be among the housewares design stars in Las Vegas on January 24.
Housewares Design Awards Open For Entries
NEW YORK— Entries are open for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards, presented by HomeWorld Business.
The 12th Housewares Design Awards ceremony is set for January 24, 2017, during the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center.
The 2017 Housewares Design Awards will recognize excellence in 12 core housewares categories, plus a new 13th award recognizing an individual or agency for exceptional product design.
“As the industry’s premier competition focused on design achievement, the Housewares Design Awards is proud to have been a catalyst for recognizing and raising awareness of the practical and stylish housewares innovation that fuels this business,” said Peter Giannetti, editor-in-chief of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®, which created the Housewares Design Awards.
Winners will be announced and finalists will be recognized at the awards ceremony on January 24, 2017.
With Las Vegas Market as its new host partner, the Housewares Design Awards ceremony moves to a western U.S. location after several years in New York City. Las Vegas Market, through its Gift & Home Décor division, also is providing judging, operational and promotional support for the Housewares Design Awards competition.
Las Vegas Market will install a photographic retrospective of past Housewares Design Award-winning products on C11 during the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market (July 31-August 4). A special display spotlighting the 2017 finalists and award-winning products will be featured on C11 during the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market (January 22-26).
Products available to consumers from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016, are eligible for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards.
The 12 competition categories are:
• Cookware & Bakeware
• Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances
• Countertop Food Prep Appliances
• Countertop Kitchenware
• Cutlery & Cutting Tools
• Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances
• Gadgets & Kitchen Tools
• Home Environment Appliances
• Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning
• Home & Outdoor Décor
• Personal, Health & Garment Care
• Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware
A new 13th “Designer” category will be added, recognizing an individual or agency for product design excellence. HomeWorld Business and Las Vegas Market jointly will identify and select the recipient of this new Designer Award, and that honoree will be invited to speak at the awards ceremony.
A independent panel of judges consisting of approximately 12 designers, educators, retailers and consumer editors will meet in Las Vegas in November 2016 to test, review and rate the products entered for the 2017 awards. Judging criteria are: appropriate aesthetics; innovative materials and technology; user benefits (i.e., performance, comfort, ease of use, safety); and marketability.
Online entry applications for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards and details on product eligibility, judging criteria and the awards gala are available at housewaresdesignawards.com.
Companies may enter as many finished products in as many of the competition’s 12 awards categories as they choose. The entry fee is $125 per submission. The entry submission deadline is October 24, 2016.
The 2017 finalists will be notified after judging in mid-November. The finalists will be announced on the Housewares Design Awards website, in HomeWorld Business and on homeworldbusiness.com.
For more information on entries, call (631) 371-4749; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.