SHOW NEWS

2019 Best of KBIS Awards Open for Entries

Nov 12, 2018

Kitchen &
bath industry’s most prestigious awards to honor ‘best new products’ at KBIS
2019

(Alpharetta, GA) –
November 12 , 2018

Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Best of KBIS Awards,
the most prestigious honors in the kitchen and bath design industry. The awards
recognize the most innovative new products showcased at the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry
Show (KBIS)
when it returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center,
February 19 – 21.

The 2019 Best of KBIS Categories and Awards:

–           Best of KBIS
– Best of Show

–           Best of KBIS
– Kitchen Gold, Kitchen Silver

–           Best of KBIS
– Bath Gold, Bath Silver

–           Best of KBIS
– Smart Home Technology

–           Best of KBIS
– Outdoor Living

            –                 Best
of KBIS – Impact Award

The deadline to submit products for Best of KBIS 2019 is
January 4, 2019.

“KBIS has become the
platform to launch and showcase extraordinary kitchen and bath products that
push the boundaries of design and innovation. We look forward to celebrating
the ‘best of the best’ in 2019 when the eight Best of KBIS Awards winners are
announced from the show stage,’” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president,
Emerald Expositions.

All Best of KBIS Awards entries will be displayed on a
digital wall located in South Hall near the KBISNeXT Stage and included in a
flip book to be emailed to attendees the first day of the show. Additionally,
submitting brands 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 in the Best of KBIS page on kbis.com.

Laurie Haefele, Associate, AIA, founder, Haefele Design;
Aimee Inouye, AKBD, founder, AID+D, and NKBA Thirty under 30 Alum; Kelly
Morisseau, CMKBD, CID, MSK Design Build; Nathan Reynolds, CAPS, CLIPP, interior
designer, Insperiors LLC, and NKBA Thirty under 30 Alum; and Aston Smith,
kitchen designer, Bilotta Kitchens, will judge this year’s competition.

New for 2019, the Best of KBIS Awards judges will review all
product entries prior to the show and narrow those to 50 product finalists
based on product description, images and answers to entry questions. The
judging committee will visit each of the top 50 finalists at KBIS 2019 and
winners will be announced Wednesday, February 20 at 4:00 PM on the KBISNeXT
Stage. Each winner will be called and recognized individually on stage, with
“Best of Show” recognized last.

The 2019 Best of KBIS Awards are sponsored by Meredith
Corporation, publisher, Beautiful
Kitchens & Baths, Traditional Home
and Dream Kitchens & Baths.

 

About KBIS
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA),
is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry
products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath
industry and has been for 50+ years.

Early in
2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National
Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the
Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show
(IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and
Construction Week® and both organizations recently extended the
agreement through 2026. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas Feb. 19 – 21. One
pass provides access to both shows though NKBA and NAHB will continue to
produce separate educational programming and special events.

KBIS is
operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business
trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several
decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top
250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous
other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors
and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized
with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as
the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.

More
information about KBIS can be found at www.kbis.com.

About the National Kitchen & Bath
Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National
Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association
that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and
Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing
tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry,
the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in
1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and
functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead
and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of
certifications, marketplaces and networks. 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.

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