EXHIBITOR NEWS

Best of KBIS: Now Open For Entries

Jul 3, 2014

The biggest award in kitchen & bath continues at KBIS 2015

The Biggest Award in Kitchen & Bath returns to Las Vegas for KBIS 2015. Just like the show, the annual Best of KBIS awards continue to grow for Design & Construction Week™ 2015, happening January 20-22, 2015. Showcasing the best of the kitchen and bath industry, enter now to have your product honored as one of 2015’s best new innovations.

“Every year, we see products submitted for Best of KBIS that push the envelope,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “Best of KBIS offers the industry the opportunity to recognize the ingenuity of the products and the people behind them.”

Entries into Best of KBIS will be displayed at the show via “larger than life” product walls located in the North and South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Show attendees will be able to see at a quick glance which products are entered, 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, for more information, please download the entry guide by clicking here. Members of the Modenus BlogTour Las Vegas will judge this year’s competition. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11AM on Center Stage in the NKBA Booth.

Best of KBIS 2015 Award Categories:

• Best in Show
• Best of Kitchen: Gold
• Best of Kitchen: Silver
• Best of Bath: Gold
• Best of Bath: Silver

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 via the KBIS Mobile App. Show attendees can download the KBIS 2015 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:

• Final Deadline for Exhibitors to Submit Products for Best of KBIS 2015: December 19, 2014

• People’s Choice Voting: January 20-22, 2015

• Best of KBIS Award Announcement: January 21, 2015 at 11AM on Center Stage in the NKBA Booth

• People’s Choice Winners Announced: Post Show

FAQs:

• Do I need to be an exhibitor to submit?
Yes. Only KBIS 2015 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 2015, 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 final deadline of December 19, 2014.

• How will the winners be selected?
The Modenus BlogTour Las Vegas will serve as the judges.

• Is there a “People’s Choice” vote?
Yes. There will be a People’s Choice vote via the KBIS 2015 Mobile App.