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 Entry Deadline Extended
The deadline to apply for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards has been extended to November 4, 2016.
Winners of the Housewares Design Awards will be announced at a special celebration on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at the Las Vegas Market.
Applications for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards will be accepted through November 4, 2016, 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. Products available to consumers from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016, are eligible.
Details and applications are available online at www.housewaresdesignawards.com.
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 first time in 2017 as an extension of its overall growth strategy for gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and specialty food. Whitford Corporation, a leading developer and marketer of non-stick housewares coatings, sponsors the 2017 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.
Las Vegas Market will host an awards presentation ceremony on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, during which winners of the 2017 Housewares Design Awards will be announced and finalists will be recognized. A special display spotlighting the 2017 finalist and award-winning products also will be featured on C11 during the Winter 2017 Market, which runs January 22-27, 2017.
Winners and finalists will be featured by HomeWorld Business and its sister publication, Gourmet Insider.