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Best of KBIS Awards Is Now Open for 2021 Entries

Dec 2, 2020

Deadline to enter is December 18; Virtual Awards ceremony to be streamed live on February 12

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) – December 2, 2020– Entries are now being accepted for the 2021 Best of KBIS Virtual Awards. Presented annually at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Best of KBIS is considered one of the industry’s most prestigious honors. Winners are chosen by a panel of experts and judged to be the most innovative new kitchen and bath products of the year.

Logo for Best of KBIS Awards

“The Best of KBIS Awards recognizes those brands and product design teams that are going above and beyond to design new innovations that have a profound impact on our industry,” said Jason McGraw, CAE, CTS, Group Vice President, KBIS and CEDIA Expo. “These products push the boundaries of design, technology, wellness and innovation. It’s a true measure of excellence.”

“We have faced new, unprecedented challenges this year that have furthered the demand for products that drive convenience, efficiency and enhanced cleanliness in the home, particularly in the kitchen and bath,” added Suzie Williford, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer of NKBA. “I have no doubt the caliber of this year’s entries will transform how we live in our homes. We look forward to recognizing these outstanding achievements.”

Entry Information

All KBIS Virtual exhibitors are eligible to submit a product for consideration. Products must have been introduced after February 19, 2020. To enter, exhibiting manufacturers must complete a Best of KBIS entry form, submit a minimum of two high-res (300 dpi) images and pay an entry fee.

This year’s awards have been streamlined into two primary categories; seven awards will be presented in February.

2021 Best of KBIS Entry Categories



Best of KBIS Awards

Kitchen – Gold

Kitchen – Silver

Bath – Gold

Bath – Silver

Impact – Gold

Impact – Silver

Best in Show

The deadline to submit products for consideration is December 18, 2020. Products will be judged on innovation, style and function by a panel of experienced NKBA designer members.

The winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony streamed live on Friday, February 12, at 3 pm (Eastern Time) as the closing event of KBIS Virtual. Further details about the Best of KBIS Awards ceremony will be announced at a later date.

As a reminder, registration for KBIS Virtual 2021 opens December 7. Registration is free for all NKBA members. Non-members pay $50.

Attendees can make booth appointments and register for specific KBIS panel discussions and events starting in January 2021.

Stay tuned to for continued updates and program announcements.

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 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling 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, specialty badges, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About Emerald

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