Housewares Design Awards Open For Entries

Entries are open for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards, presented by HomeWorld Business.

The 12th Housewares Design Awards ceremony is set for January 24, 2017, during the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center.

The 2017 Housewares Design Awards will recognize excellence in 12 core housewares categories, plus a new 13th award recognizing an individual or agency for exceptional product design.

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

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Winners will be announced and finalists will be recognized at the awards ceremony on January 24, 2017.

With Las Vegas Market as its new host partner, the Housewares Design Awards ceremony moves to a western U.S. location after several years in New York City. Las Vegas Market, through its Gift & Home Décor division, also is providing judging, operational and promotional support for the Housewares Design Awards competition.

Las Vegas Market will install a photographic retrospective of past Housewares Design Award-winning products on C11 during the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market (July 31-August 4). A special display spotlighting the 2017 finalists and award-winning products will be featured on C11 during the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market (January 22-26).

Products available to consumers from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016, are eligible for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards.

The 12 competition categories are:

• 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

• Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware

A new 13th “Designer” category will be added, recognizing an individual or agency for product design excellence. HomeWorld Business and Las Vegas Market jointly will identify and select the recipient of this new Designer Award, and that honoree will be invited to speak at the awards ceremony.

A independent panel of judges consisting of approximately 12 designers, educators, retailers and consumer editors will meet in Las Vegas in November 2016 to test, review and rate the products entered for the 2017 awards. Judging criteria are: appropriate aesthetics; innovative materials and technology; user benefits (i.e., performance, comfort, ease of use, safety); and marketability.

Online entry applications for the 2017 Housewares Design Awards and details on product eligibility, judging criteria and the awards gala are available at

Companies may enter as many finished products in as many of the competition’s 12 awards categories as they choose. The entry fee is $125 per submission. The entry submission deadline is October 24, 2016.

The 2017 finalists will be notified after judging in mid-November. The finalists will be announced on the Housewares Design Awards website, in HomeWorld Business and on

The Housewares Design Awards website also showcases an in-depth archive of all winners and finalists (including images and product profiles) since the launch of the competition— plus an “All Stars” section spotlighting the winning companies.

For more information on entries, call (631) 371-4749; or email [email protected]

HomeWorld’s Peter Giannetti discusses the Housewares Design Awards: