EXHIBITOR NEWS

Best of KBIS: Now Accepting Entries

Oct 17, 2013

The Biggest Award in Kitchen & Bath is headed to Las Vegas for KBIS 2014. Like the bright lights and glitz of this year’s host city, the annual Best of KBIS awards is bigger and better than ever as KBIS co-locates with IBS, February 4-6, 2014, for Design & Construction Week™, showcasing the best of the kitchen and bath industry, enter now to have your product honored as one of 2014’s best new innovations.

 

“Best of KBIS is a prestigious award that we look forward to every year,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “For 2014, we’re looking forward to seeing the latest, most innovative products that push the edge of design forward. We’re also excited to showcase the entries at the show in a new, innovative way.”

 

Entries into Best of KBIS will be displayed at the show via a “larger than life” product wall. Show attendees will be able to see at a quick glance which products are entered, scan a special code to receive more information and then visit the brand at their booth on the show floor to see the product live. KBIS will work with exhibitors to identify the entry within the booth by way of a special “Best of KBIS Entry” sign.

 

Exhibiting Manufacturers (KBIS, and “shared accounts” with IBS) must submit their best products via KBIS Connect to be considered. Members of the Modenus BlogTour Las Vegas will judge this year’s competition. Winners will be selected based on functionality, quality/durability, flexibility, aesthetics/style and innovation.

 

Best of KBIS 2014 Award Categories:
• Best in Show
• Best of Kitchen: Gold
• Best of Kitchen: Silver
• Best of Bath: Gold
• Best of Bath: Silver

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:30AM in the NKBA Booth on Center Stage.

 

A popular component of Best of KBIS is People’s Choice. KBIS will continue to put the power in the hands of the people for this award, this time, via the KBIS Mobile App. Show attendees can download the KBIS 2014 Mobile App. On day one of the show, a People’s Choice feed will appear. Attendees can vote for their favorite product to win. There will be three People’s Choice Winners (First, Second and Third Place).

 

Good luck to all of the nominees and may the best products win!

 

Important Dates:
• Deadline for Exhibitors to Submit Products IF you want to be included in the KBIS Directory: December 27, 2013
• Final Deadline for Exhibitors to Submit Products for Best of KBIS 2013: January 17, 2014
• People’s Choice Voting: February 4-6, 2014
• Best of KBIS Award Announcement: February 5, 2014 at 11:30AM on Center Stage in the NKBA Booth.
• People’s Choice Winners Announced: Week of February 10, 2014

 

FAQs:
• Do I need to be an exhibitor to submit?
Yes. Only KBIS 2014 Exhibiting Manufacturers and Shared Exhibiting Manufacturers are qualified to enter.

• What is a Shared Exhibiting Manufacturer?
Shared Exhibiting Manufacturers are brands who are currently exhibiting at IBS in 2014, but who have exhibited at KBIS in the past. These exhibitors must submit via a special form and will be contacted proactively.

• If I’m a manufacturer exhibiting at KBIS, how do I submit a product to be in the running?
Submit for Best of KBIS via your KBIS Connect account. To submit, please click here.

• How do I make sure my Best of KBIS entry is on the Best of KBIS Wall?
Please review the Policies & Procedures document, which can be accessed by clicking here – it has everything you need to know.

• Will ALL the Best of KBIS product entries be on the Best of KBIS Wall?
Yes, if you submit prior to the January 17, 2014 deadline.

• How will the winners be selected?
A panel of designers will judge and select the winners.

• Is there a “People’s Choice” vote?
Yes. There will be a People’s Choice vote via the KBIS 2014 Mobile App.

• If I submit for Best of KBIS, will my entry be included in the Show Directory.
In order for your Best of KBIS entry to be included in the Show Directory, you must submit via KBIS Connect by deadline noted for directory inclusion.

 

About KBIS
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, Nevada beginning in February 2014 under the banner of “Design and Construction Week.” The new mega-event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2014, in Las Vegas with each show occupying a separate hall. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can 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 the latest news and announcements visit www.KBIS.com, follow KBIS on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KitchenBathIndustryShow and on Twitter at @KBIS2014

 

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association with over 50,000 members that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for 50 years. NKBA.org provides consumers with an inspiration gallery of award-winning kitchen and bath designs, as well as articles, tips, and an extensive glossary of remodeling terms. At NKBA.org, consumers can also find certified kitchen and bath professionals in their areas, submit questions to NKBA experts, and download the free NKBA Kitchen Planner and NKBA Bath Planner. To learn more, visit the NKBA Press Room at www.NKBA.org.

 

About Emerald Expositions
KBIS is managed by Emerald Expositions, a leading trade show producer. For more information, please visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.