Last Call For Housewares Design Awards Entries

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards has been extended to November 4, 2016.

Winners of the Housewares Design Awards will be announced at a special celebration on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at the Las Vegas Market.

Applications for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards will be accepted through November 4, 2016, 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. Products available to consumers from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016, are eligible.

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 first time in 2017 as an extension of its overall growth strategy for gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and specialty food. Whitford Corporation, a leading developer and marketer of non-stick housewares coatings, sponsors the 2017 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.

Las Vegas Market will host an awards presentation ceremony on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, during which winners of the 2017 Housewares Design Awards will be announced and finalists will be recognized. A special display spotlighting the 2017 finalist and award-winning products also will be featured on C11 during the Winter 2017 Market, which runs January 22 to 27, 2017.

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