December 3, 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.
“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.”
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.