UPDATE: Housewares Design Awards Entry Extended Through Today’s End

There is still time to enter the 2013 Housewares Design Awards. The entry deadline has been extended to November 6 to accommodate business disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Because of the extended entry deadline, the deadline for products to be received at the judging location has been extended to November 9. 

Go to housewaresdesignawards.com to enter and for news and details on the awards competition.


The 2013 Housewares Design Awards, the industry’s premier design competition, celebrates 10 years of inspiring housewares innovation. The 10th Annual Housewares Design Awards will be presented during a special gala event on January 29, 2013, at the New York Marriott Marquis overlooking Times Square.

Awards will go to 12 Best in Category winners, three Best of the Best winners and the Green House Award recipient for eco-responsible design innovation.

“As the industry’s premier competition focused on design achievement, the Housewares Design Awards is proud to have been a catalyst the past 10 years for recognizing and raising awareness of the compelling housewares innovation that fuels this business,” said Peter Giannetti, editor-in-chief of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®, which created the Housewares Design Awards in 2003 and hosted the inaugural awards ceremony in January 2004.

“The theme of this year’s special anniversary Housewares Design Awards campaign— ‘Inspiring Innovation For 10 Years’— underscores the competition’s founding mission to inspire and honor the industry’s determination to create unique, accessible products that improve the quality of everyday living. The theme also signifies 10 years of Housewares Design Award-winning innovation that has inspired scores of retail success stories and countless satisfied consumers.”

The 2013 Housewares Design Awards are presented by HomeWorld Business. Sponsors include The Gourmet Housewares Show at the New York International Gift Fair, Whitford Corp. and Gourmet Insider® magazine, a sister publication of HomeWorld Business.

The awards ceremony on January 29, will coincide with the 2013 New York International Gift Fair, which runs from January 26 to 30, 2013, at New York’s Javits Center.

Product judging for the 2013 Housewares Design Awards is managed exclusively by Housewares Design Awards, LLC, which has assembled an independent jury of designers, merchandisers and design experts to evaluate entries and select finalists and winners.

The 2013 Housewares Design Awards will feature 12 categories: Cookware & Bakeware; Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances; Countertop Food Prep Appliances; Countertop Kitchenware; Cutlery; Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances; Gadgets & Kitchen Tools; Home Environment Appliances; Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning; Home & Outdoor Decor; Personal, Health & Garment Care; and Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware.

This year’s competition also includes the fifth annual Green House Award for eco-responsible product design.

Judges will select five finalists and a winner for each of the 12 core awards categories and the Green House Award. From the 12 category winners, judges will select Gold, Silver and Bronze Best of the Best awards representing the pinnacle of the year’s housewares design innovation.

Reinforcing consumer awareness of the housewares industry’s innovative, value-added design effort remains a cornerstone of the Housewares Design Awards program.

“A broad media outreach effort in support of the Housewares Design Awards has delivered extensive consumer media coverage nationwide for the finalists and winners, resulting in a more prominent, influential profile for the housewares industry as a innovation leader,” Giannetti said.

The 2012 Housewares Design Awards campaign alone produced more than 575 consumer editorial placements with a combined 86 million circulation. Media coverage has been accelerated through online wire services with keywords and hyperlinks, as well as the launch of a Wikipedia page with a 3.5 million circulation.

“Entering the Housewares Design Awards is a chance to gain valuable consumer market exposure and to highlight the unique design achievements that differentiate products and reinforce brands,” Giannetti said.

The Housewares Design Awards website— housewaresdesignawards.com— is a central resource for housewares suppliers, designers, retailers, media and other interested parties to participate in and learn more about the annual design awards program.

The easy-to-navigate site includes complete contest rules along with a direct link to the digital entry form.

The website also showcases an in-depth archive of all Housewares Design Awards winners and finalists, including images and product profiles, that goes back to the competition launch, plus a new All Stars section spotlighting the winning companies.

The website will present the finalists for the 2013 Housewares Design Awards when the judging is completed in mid-November. HomeWorld Business and homeworldbusiness.com will announce and feature the 2013 finalists.

Products eligible for this year’s design competition must be introduced to the marketplace between October 1, 2011, and September 30, 2012.

The Housewares Design Awards jury will nominate finalists and select winners based on design believed to differentiate a product with unique appearance and/or function. The judges will consider appropriate aesthetics, innovative materials and technology, user benefits such as performance, comfort, ease of use and safety, and market response.

Companies may enter as many finished products in as many of the competition’s 12 primary awards categories as they choose. The entry fee is $275 per submission.

All entrants also may enter the Green House Award division for an additional fee of $50 per product, and, so, enjoy a special value of $325 to enter both the core Housewares Design Awards and Green House Award. Green House Award entries must be entered into one of the 12 core awards categories, although Green House Award finalists do not have to be among the Best in Category finalists.

Finalists will receive notification of their status after the judging in mid-November and winners will be revealed during the January 29, 2013, awards ceremony in New York City.

Entry forms and complete contest rules are available at housewaresdesignawards.com. For more information on entries, contact Cathy Steel at (631) 371-4749, or email entries@housewaresdesignawards.com.

For more on the 2013 Housewares Design Awards, visit www.housewaresdesignawards.com.