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Housewares Design Awards Entry Deadline Extended

The deadline to enter the 2018 Housewares Design Awards has been extended to November 3, 2017.

Winners of the Housewares Design Awards will be announced at a special celebration on Tuesday, January 30, 2017, during the Las Vegas Market.

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Award-Winning History

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 13th Housewares Design Awards celebration, presented by HomeWorld Business, is set for Tuesday, January 30, 2018, during the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center Las Vegas.

Since its inaugural ceremony in 2004, the Housewares Design Awards program has recognized 762 product finalists and bestowed “Best of Category” distinctions on 154 products.

Las Vegas Market is hosting the awards ceremony for the second time and providing independent judging support for the Housewares Design Awards competition.

The independent judging panel for the 2018 Housewares Design Awards will select five finalists and Best in Category winners in 12 core categories encompassing the full scope of the housewares industry. 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.

Entries in the 12 Housewares Design Awards categories are eligible for the first annual Smart Home Award, a special new award honoring smart home innovation. The 2018 ceremony also will present the second annual Design Influencer Of The Year Award to an exceptional individual or organization.

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.

Value-Added Networking

The annual Housewares Design Awards celebration is a perfect chance to network with industry peers and media representatives who share a passion for innovative new products.

Finalists for the 2018 Housewares Design Awards will be showcased in a special product exhibit held in connection with the annual awards ceremony, set for set for January 30, 2018, during the Winter 2018 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 30.

HEADLINES

Housewares Design Awards Entry Deadline Extended

The deadline to enter the 2018 Housewares Design Awards has been extended to November 3, 2017.

Winners of the Housewares Design Awards will be announced at a special celebration on Tuesday, January 30, 2017, during the Las Vegas Market.

Applications for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards will be accepted through November 3, 2017, in 12 product categories: 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; and Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware.

Entries submitted in all of the 12 core categories also are eligible for consideration in a new 13th “Smart Home” category, which recognizes the growing importance of computer-connectivity in today’s society.

Products available to consumers from October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017, are eligible. The cost for each product entry is $175, plus an additional $50 fee for products entered into the Smart Home category. All entrants will receive one free ticket to the Housewares Design Awards Celebration, which will be held at Las Vegas Market on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

The Housewares Design Awards competition— the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation— was founded in 2003 by HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® to honor supplier efforts within the industry to create new ways to improve everyday living by recognizing excellence in 12 core housewares categories.

The Las Vegas Market will host the awards for the second time in 2018 as an extension of its overall growth strategy for gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and specialty food. More than 500 gourmet resources will be presented in permanent showrooms and temporary presentations during the upcoming winter Las Vegas Market, January 28 to February 1, 2018.

Whitford Corporation, a leading developer and marketer of non-stick housewares coatings, sponsors the 2018 Housewares Design Awards.

A panel of 12 judges (product designers, design educators, gourmet retailers and design editors) will meet in Las Vegas in November to test, review and rate the products based on four criteria: appropriate aesthetics; innovative materials and technology; user benefits (i.e., performance, comfort, ease of use, safety); and marketability.

Winners of the 2018 Housewares Design Awards will be announced and finalists will be recognized during the January 30 ceremony. The second annual “Design Influencer” Award also will be presented during the awards celebration.

A networking reception will be hosted immediately prior to the awards ceremony on C11 of the World Market Center Las Vegas against the backdrop of a special display spotlighting the 2018 finalists and award-winning products that will be featured during the market.

Winners and finalists will be featured by HomeWorld Business and its sister publication, Gourmet Insider.

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