FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Best of KBIS 2017 Entries Now Open
The kitchen and bath industry’s longest running awards to recognize the ‘best of the best’
in Orlando this January
(Alpharetta, Ga.) – August 25, 2016 – The 2017 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Best of KBIS awards. Awarded annually at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the Best of KBIS awards recognize the best new kitchen and bath products of the year.
“KBIS is the place where the kitchen and bath industry introduces its latest and greatest products each year,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “The Best of KBIS awards allow us to honor those brands with new products that stand out among an already great roster of innovative debuts.”
The Best of KBIS 2017 award categories are:
- Best in Show
- Best of Kitchen: Gold
- Best of Kitchen: Silver
- Best of Bath: Gold
- Best of Bath: Silver
To enter, exhibiting manufacturers must submit one application per entry via KBIS Connect. The deadline to apply is November 11, 2016. For additional information about the awards and the application process, please download the entry guide by clicking here. A committee comprised of five design professionals will judge this year’s competition. Judges will be named in October.
This year’s awards are sponsored by Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Traditional Home, and Dream Kitchens & Baths magazine brands from the Meredith Corporation. The Best of KBIS 2017 award winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 on the KBISNeXTTM Stage.
Following KBIS 2017, voting for the Best of KBIS People’s Choice Award will take place online, via the KBIS Facebook page. Show attendees can cast their vote for their favorite products. There will be three People’s Choice Winners (First, Second and Third Place). Winners will be announced in February.
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.
Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week®. The mega-event will return Jan. 10-12, 2017, in Orlando. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can continue to choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. For more information on KBIS, visit www.kbis.com.
About Traditional Home
As the country’s largest upscale shelter magazine, Traditional Home inspires 4.7 million design lovers to reinterpret classic elegance in a thoroughly modern, personal way. From home, garden and green living to fashion, beauty, entertaining and travel, Traditional Home is a celebration of quality, craftsmanship, authenticity and family – a trusted resource that respects the past, lives in the present and embraces products designed for the future.
About Emerald Expositions
Emerald is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 85 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting over 525,000 buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including general merchandise; sports; hospitality and retail design; jewelry, luxury, and antiques; e-commerce; photography; decorated apparel; building; healthcare; and military. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, Cal. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. For more information on Emerald, visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns KBIS®. With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).