Last Day For Housewares Design Awards Entries

Today, Friday, November 3, 2017, is the last day to enter the 2018 Housewares Design Awards.

Winners of the Housewares Design Awards will be announced at a special celebration on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, during the Las Vegas Market.

Applications for the 2018 Housewares Design Awards will be accepted through November 3, 2017, in 12 product categories: Cookware & Bakeware; Countertop Cooking & Beverage Appliances; Countertop Food Prep Appliances; Countertop Kitchenware; Cutlery & Cutting Tools; Floor Care & Cleaning Appliances; Gadgets & Kitchen Tools; Home Environment Appliances; Home Organization, Laundry Care & Non-Electric Cleaning; Home & Outdoor Décor; Personal, Health & Garment Care; and Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware.

Entries submitted in all of the 12 core categories also are eligible for consideration in a new 13th “Smart Home” category, which recognizes the growing importance of computer-connectivity in today’s society.

Products available to consumers from October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017, are eligible. The cost for each product entry is $175, plus an additional $50 fee for products entered into the Smart Home category. All entrants will receive one free ticket to the Housewares Design Awards Celebration, which will be held at Las Vegas Market on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

Details and applications are available online at

The Housewares Design Awards competition— the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation— was founded in 2003 by HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® to honor supplier efforts within the industry to create new ways to improve everyday living by recognizing excellence in 12 core housewares categories.

The Las Vegas Market will host the awards for the second time in 2018 as an extension of its overall growth strategy for gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and specialty food. More than 500 gourmet resources will be presented in permanent showrooms and temporary presentations during the upcoming winter Las Vegas Market, January 28 to February 1, 2018.

Whitford Corporation, a leading developer and marketer of non-stick housewares coatings, sponsors the 2018 Housewares Design Awards.

A panel of 12 judges (product designers, design educators, gourmet retailers and design editors) will meet in Las Vegas in November to test, review and rate the products based on four criteria: appropriate aesthetics; innovative materials and technology; user benefits (i.e., performance, comfort, ease of use, safety); and marketability.

Winners of the 2018 Housewares Design Awards will be announced and finalists will be recognized during the January 30 ceremony. The second annual “Design Influencer” Award also will be presented during the awards celebration.

A networking reception will be hosted immediately prior to the awards ceremony on C11 of the World Market Center Las Vegas against the backdrop of a special display spotlighting the 2018 finalists and award-winning products that will be featured during the market.

Winners and finalists will be featured by HomeWorld Business and its sister publication, Gourmet Insider.