Housewares Design Awards

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Judging Criteria

Entries are being accepted in these 12 product categories

Finalists and 'Best in Category' winners will be selected in each of the 12 awards categories. Additionally, 'Best of the Best' Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners will be selected from among the category winners.

Entries submitted in all of the 12 core categories also are eligible for consideration in the new “Smart Home Award” category, which recognizes the growing importance of computer-connectivity in today’s society. Smart products are those that control, automate and optimize typical product utility and function utilizing connectivity and integrated programming to make functions faster, cheaper and more energy-efficient, without compromising security.
All 2018 Housewares Design Awards entrants may choose to enter the Smart Home Award competition for an additional fee of $50.00 per product (a special value of $225 to enter both the core Housewares Design Awards and Smart Home Award).

 

Eligible Products

All manufacturers and marketers of housewares products are invited to enter designs that have been introduced and made available for consumer purchase in the U.S. via retail stores, TV retailers, electronic sales or direct marketing during the period October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. The product may be designed and manufactured in any country.

Designers or public relations agencies may submit a product on behalf of the company that developed it. Licensed, controlled and private-label brands are acceptable, but entry must be made in the name of the company that supplies the product.

Any product that is the subject of a dispute concerning ownership of its intellectual property rights is ineligible. Entries that do not meet these requirements will be refused.

Evaluation Criteria

Judges will consider several product characteristics:

  • Unique appearance and/or function
  • Consumer needs addressed by product
  • Appropriate aesthetics
  • Innovative materials or technology
  • Human factors and safety issues
  • Market positioning and competitive
    performance
  • Social impact
  • Emotional appeal
  • Environmental benefits (materials,
    processes, etc.)

Review Process

A multi-disciplinary jury of designers, merchandisers and champions of design in the housewares field will review all categories. Judges study the entry forms before meeting to examine and to conduct hands-on testing of all eligible products. Judges will disqualify themselves from evaluating any product in whose development they have been involved.

How to Enter

1) Complete the online entry form available here.

2) Pay the Entry Fee: $175.00 per product per category; $50.00 additional fee for Smart Home consideration
(Online entry form includes instructions for credit card payment.)

Companies may enter as many products in as many categories as they choose. A separate entry form with electronic images, product sample is required for each product entered. One free ticket to the Housewares Design Awards Celebration -- Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Las Vegas Market – is included with each confirmed product entry.

3) Send a product sample.
Once your entry is complete and payment is received, your application will be reviewed to confirm that all eligibility requirements are met. If confirmed, you will receive an email with detailed product shipping instructions and customized shipping label and inventory form. Be sure to indicate if you want products returned.

Entry Deadline Extended:

until November 3, 2017

Online entries should be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, November 3, 2017. Product samples must be delivered by Friday, November 10, 2017. See online entry form for shipping details. Questions about entries? Call (631) 371-4749 or email entries@housewaresdesignawards.com.


Results

Finalists will be notified following judging, and the list of finalists will be published by HomeWorld Business. The announcement of winners will take place at an awards ceremony on January 30, 2018 in Las Vegas.


Online entry for the 2018 Housewares Design Awards is now closed.



Housewares Design Awards organizer HDA, LLC and members of the jury reserve the right to investigate and confirm any information presented in an entry. HDA, LLC reserves the right to clarify or amend the rules and procedures pertaining to the Awards program at any time. The jury’s decisions are final. HDA, LLC assumes that for all submitted images, entrants have secured permission from any third-party individuals to include these images in HomeWorld Business magazine, on its website and on the Housewares Design Awards website should the entry be selected as a winner. By entering this program and accepting the prize, entrants grant program organizers the right to edit, publish, promote and otherwise use the entry without further permission, notice or compensation.

Cookware & Bakeware

  • CATEGORY INCLUDES:
  • Barbecue cookware and bakeware
  • Microwave cookware and bakeware
  • Non-electric grills
  • Ovenware (all materials)
  • Stovetop cookware
  • Stovetop kettles

Lists are for entry guidance. If you don't see your product type or have other questions, Contact Us!

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Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances

  • CATEGORY INCLUDES:
  • Convection ovens
  • Electric breadmakers
  • Electric buffet servers
  • Electric coffeemakers
  • Electric Espresso makers
  • Electric indoor grills/griddles
  • Electric kettles
  • Electric pressure cookers
  • Electric popcorn makers
  • Electric rice cookers/food steamers
  • Electric slow cookers
  • Electric treat makers (cupcakes, donut, whoopee pies, etc)
  • Electric waffle makers
  • Electric woks
  • Microwave ovens
  • Soda makers
  • Toasters
  • Toaster ovens

Lists are for entry guidance. If you don't see your product type or have other questions, Contact Us!

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Countertop Food Prep Appliances*

  • CATEGORY INCLUDES:
  • Electric baby food makers
  • Electric blenders
  • Electric can/jar openers
  • Electric coffee/grain mills
  • Electric food processors/choppers
  • Electric ice cream makers
  • Electric knife sharpeners
  • Electric knives
  • Electric mixers
  • Electric smoothie/frozen drink makers
  • Food and kitchen scales
    * Motorized

Lists are for entry guidance. If you don't see your product type or have other questions, Contact Us!

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Countertop Kitchenware

  • CATEGORY INCLUDES:
  • Canisters
  • Cutting boards
  • Cutlery blocks (no knives)
  • Food containers (all materials)
  • Hot pads
  • Mixing bowls
  • Oil dispensers
  • Oven mitts
  • Paper towel holders
  • Salad dryers
  • Salt/pepper shakers/mills
  • Spice grinders and mills
  • Spoon rests
  • Trivets

Lists are for entry guidance. If you don't see your product type or have other questions, Contact Us!

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Cutlery & Cutting Tools

  • CATEGORY INCLUDES:
  • Household utility knives(freestanding cutlery blocks and boards may be entered in 'Countertop Kitchenware)
  • Kitchen knives (all materials): open stock and block sets
  • Lettuce knife
  • Scissors

Lists are for entry guidance. If you don't see your product type or have other questions, Contact Us!

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Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances

  • CATEGORY INCLUDES:
  • Electric steam cleaners
  • Electric vacuum cleaners (upright, canister, handheld, stick, sweepers, etc)

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Gadgets & Kitchen Tools

  • CATEGORY INCLUDES:
  • Baking decorating tools
  • Barbecue tongs
  • Barbecue tools
  • Corkscrews and openers
  • Food and barbecue thermometers
  • Food prep gadgets (pitters, hullers, citrus squeezers)
  • Food prep/serving utensils
  • Garlic presses
  • Graters
  • Mandoline slicers
  • Manual knife sharpeners
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Peelers
  • Sifters
  • Spatter screen
  • Tongs
  • Zesters

Lists are for entry guidance. If you don't see your product type or have other questions, Contact Us!

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Home Environment Appliances

  • CATEGORY INCLUDES:
  • Electric composters
  • Electric insect control
  • Portable air coolers
  • Portable air purifiers
  • Portable and room air conditioners
  • Portable dehumidifiers
  • Portable fans
  • Portable heaters
  • Portable humidifiers
  • Portable outdoor heaters
  • Portable outdoor fans
  • Water filters

Lists are for entry guidance. If you don't see your product type or have other questions, Contact Us!

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Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning

  • CATEGORY INCLUDES:
  • Bath accessories
  • Brooms
  • Ironing boards and accessories
  • Laundry accessories (hampers, sorters, drying racks)
  • Liquid soap dispensers
  • Mops
  • Non-electric composters
  • Recycling organizers
  • Sinkware
  • Small cleaning tools (brushes, sponges, etc)
  • Storage and organization containers (indoor and outdoor)
  • Trash cans (indoor and outdoor)
  • Waste bags (indoor and outdoor)

Lists are for entry guidance. If you don't see your product type or have other questions, Contact Us!

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Home & Outdoor Décor

  • CATEGORY INCLUDES:
  • Accent furniture
  • Functional decorative accessories (candles, picture frames, clocks, etc.)
  • Functional outdoor accessories (fire pits, barbeques, etc.)
  • Casual and outdoor furniture
  • Portable Lighting
  • RTA furniture
  • Seating (office, casual)
  • Wall décor (mirrors, wall art)

Lists are for entry guidance. If you don't see your product type or have other questions, Contact Us!

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Personal, Health & Garment Care

  • CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
  • Bath and health monitoring scales
  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Facial/skin care
  • Garment steamers
  • Hair dryers
  • Men's grooming appliances
  • Pet care and grooming
  • Sewing machines
  • Shavers
  • Steam irons
  • Styling irons
  • UV Sanitizers
  • Women's hair removers

Lists are for entry guidance. If you don't see your product type or have other questions, Contact Us!

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Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware

  • CATEGORY INCLUDES:
  • Bar accessories (coasters, stoppers, charms, stirrers, etc)
  • Cocktail serveware (shakers, etc)
  • Dinnerware
  • Flatware
  • Glass beverageware
  • On-the-go beverageware (thermalware, hydration)
  • On-the-go dining (picnicware, lunch sets)
  • Placemats
  • Serveware
  • Thermal carafes
  • Wine aerators
  • Wine decanters

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**Housewares Design Awards organizers reserve the right to recategorize entries to insure like products are properly grouped.