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Entries Now Open For The 2018 Best of KBIS Awards
Awards to Recognize the Most Innovative Kitchen and Bath Products of 2018
Submissions Accepted Through November 10
(Alpharetta, Ga.) – September 5, 2017 – The 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced that entries are open for the 2018 Best of KBIS Awards. The kitchen and bath industry’s prestigious awards recognize the most innovative new products of the year as debuted at KBIS. KBIS 2018 takes place January 9-11 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center.
The 2018 award categories are:
- Best of KBIS – Overall
- Best of KBIS – Kitchen Gold
- Best of KBIS – Kitchen Silver
- Best of KBIS – Bath Gold
- Best of KBIS – Bath Silver
- Best of KBIS – Smart Home Technology
- Best of KBIS – Outdoor Living
- Best of KBIS – Impact Award
“Our KBIS exhibitors are incredible. Every year the level of kitchen and bath innovation surpasses the last. We cannot wait to see what new innovations our exhibitors debut in 2018,” said Suzie Williford, vice president of industry relations for the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which owns KBIS.
To enter, exhibiting manufacturers must complete one Best of KBIS submission form per entry. The deadline to apply is November 10, 2017. For additional information about the awards and the application process, please download the entry guide. A committee comprised of five design professionals will judge this year’s competition. Judges will be named in October. Meredith Corporation magazine brands Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Traditional Home and Dream Kitchens & Baths will once again sponsor the Best of KBIS awards.
“At KBIS, brands give the industry a first look at the biggest innovations of the year,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “This year we’re adding new categories to recognize brands at the forefront of smart home technology and outdoor living. Our Best of KBIS awards allow us the privilege of honoring those brands driving tomorrow’s kitchen and bath innovations.”
Following KBIS, voting for the Best of KBIS People’s Choice Award will take place online via the KBIS Facebook page. KBIS followers can cast their vote for their favorite products and share to encourage friends to do the same. Voting opens January 12, 2018.
Members of the press can visit the Press Service Center on kbis.com to learn more about registration and the criteria for complimentary press credentials. To register for an editorial press pass, please visit the Design & Construction Week Press Registration Portal. Learn about the latest KBIS 2018 news and announcements on the KBIS Pressroom.
KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & 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 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. 9-11, 2018, 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.
KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.
More information about KBIS can be found at www.kbis.com.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).
KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
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