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KBIS Calls for Outstanding Media Award Nominations

Sep 8, 2014

Kitchen and bath industry to select 2015 honorees


Nominations are now being accepted for the KBIS Outstanding Media Award. Now in its third year, the KBIS Outstanding Media Award is an opportunity to honor a member of the media for their continued support and promotion of the kitchen and bath industry. These talented editors, bloggers, television and radio hosts are instrumental in conveying messages to promote and explore the industry through trend reports, new product introductions, projects and business news. To honor the demonstrated commitments of so many members of this community, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) are calling on the kitchen and bath community for nominations for the KBIS 2015 Outstanding Media Award.


New for 2015, KBIS exhibitors, attendees and members of the media are invited to nominate a member of the media. The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2014.


To be eligible, all nominees must meet the criteria noted on the nomination form found here:


All nominations will be reviewed by a jury of industry professionals.


Five finalists will be announced in early November.


The finalists will be published for public voting via the KBIS Facebook Page in mid-November. A popular vote will determine the winner.


The KBIS 2015 Outstanding Media Award Winner will be recognized at the show on Tuesday, January 20th at 4:30pm on the NKBA Center Stage. Specific information around voting dates will be released when nominations are finalized.


Previous KBIS Outstanding Media Award winners include Samantha Emmerling of the Hearst Design Group (2013 Winner) and Samantha Hart of Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Media (2014 Winner).


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, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week™. The mega-event will return Jan. 20-22, 2015, in Las Vegas with each show occupying a separate hall. 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 the latest news and announcements visit, follow KBIS on Facebook at and on Twitter at @KBIS2015.


About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association with more than 60,000 members that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for over 50 years. 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, consumers can also find NKBA Connect (the association’s official blog), 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


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, please visit