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Best of KBIS awards opens 2024 entries with new expanded categories

(LAS VEGAS, Nev.) — October 10, 2023 — Best of KBIS Awards return to the 2024 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show with new award categories. Celebrating function and design, the expanded categories also look for key trends in the field, ranging from new-to-market technology to products with lifestyle benefits. Sponsored by Luxe Interiors + Design, the upcoming program salutes pioneers in the kitchen and bath industry.

“The kitchen and bath industry is always changing and growing, and we are pleased to spotlight the immense creativity and diversity among exhibitors with new categories this year,” said Suzie Williford, NKBA EVP & Chief Strategy Officer. “Year after year, we look for the best in the business and can’t wait to see what is in store for the 60th anniversary of KBIS.”

The submission portal is open here and the deadline to submit is December 1, 2023. Finalists will be announced in early 2024 and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on KBIS NEXTStage in the South Hall on February 28, 2024 from 4-5 PM PDT.

NEW Best of KBIS 2024 Categories

  1. Style Statement: Kitchen
    ○ Key Criteria: Evaluated primarily by aesthetic value, favoring new finishes/colors and
    other key style features
  2. Style Statement: Bathroom
    ○ Key Criteria: Evaluated primarily by aesthetic value, favoring new finishes/colors and
    other key style features
  3. Sustainable Standout
    ○ Key Criteria: Eco-friendly properties, i.e. energy or water saving, carbon neutral
    manufacturing processes, recycled components etc.
  4. Wellness Trailblazer
    ○ Key Criteria: Delivers benefits to mental or physical wellbeing, including potential
    themes like stress relief, connection to nature, or otherwise
  5. Game-Changing Innovation
    ○ Key Criteria: New to category or industry product benefits, whether a new way to
    manufacture materials, new-to-market technology, or otherwise
  6. Most Functional Find
    ○ Key Criteria: Functional benefits (particularly multi-functional use-cases), longevity, and
    value relative to price point; sample product categories could include cabinetry/storage
    solutions, hardware/fixtures, lighting and more
  7. Best in Show
    ○ Key Criteria: Best all-around product, delivering on style, functionality, innovation and
    value

Entry Information
To be eligible for consideration, all products must have been introduced after January 31, 2023. To enter, exhibiting manufacturers must complete a Best of KBIS submission form here and submit at least two high-res (300 dpi) images. Products may be entered in multiple categories but require an individual entry form and submission fee for each category.

Judging
A judging committee of design professionals, thought leaders, and industry experts will narrow the entries to approximately 50 finalists who will be judged onsite to determine the winning products. Each finalist will have five minutes to present and speak to the judges about their submitted item during an in-booth visit. Each category includes a Gold and Silver winner. The finalists for the Best of KBIS will be announced in early 2024.

The Best of KBIS Awards entries will be shown during the show on a digital wall. Additionally, submitting brands will receive a Best of KBIS Entry tag on their profile page when the show opens, an in-booth Best of KBIS Entry sign to recognize a submitted product, plus a listing for each entry on the Best of KBIS page at KBIS.com.


About Luxe Interiors + Design
Luxe Interiors + Design is the largest residential architecture and design brand deeply rooted in major markets across the country. For more than 17 years, Luxe has been covering the design industry and connecting with the country’s leading home design professionals. Luxe reaches a highly discerning audience of affluent consumers, design professionals, and industry insiders. Through its prism of powerful content, stunning photography and stories that captivate, Luxe encourages readers to cultivate home as their greatest luxury.

About NKBA and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
NKBA is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the largest kitchen and bath show in North America. With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, NKBA has educated and advised the industry since it was founded in 1963. NKBA’s mission is to inspire and support the kitchen and bath industry through community, events, learning and professional certifications. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522). KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About Emerald
KBIS is produced by Emerald. Emerald’s talented and experienced team grows our customers’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills. And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. For more information, please visit: www.emeraldx.com

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