Since 1999, the Kitchen & Bath Business Designs of the Year (formerly Design Awards) competition has honored outstanding kitchen, bath and showroom design and those who create it. It is an independently judged awards program recognizing kitchen, bath and showroom design.
In addition to Showroom of the Year, Kitchen of the Year and Bathroom of the Year (and possible second- and third-place winners), we will also include awards for Best Sustainable Design, Best Balanced Budget Design, Best Universal Design, Best Smart Design and Best Use of Color.*
The Designs of the Year Awards will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on December 28, 2018, and will end on June 24, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. EST (the "Entry Deadline"). All entries must be received by the Entry Deadline.
Competition fee is $125 per entry/project, and no refunds of entry fees will be issued. The competition fee will cover the regular categories (Kitchen, Bath or Showroom of the Year), and NEW THIS YEAR: if you wish to enter for a specialty category or categories (i.e., Best Use of Color, Best Sustainable Design), you DO NOT need to pay an additional entry fee.
Submit Your Project
Step 1. Read the rules page before getting started with your entry.
The rules page explains how to enter, cost of entry, and the categories for this competition.
Step 2. Create a login that will save all your entry information.
Once you create a login, you can begin uploading your entry info. You will be able to save it and come back at a later time to finish the process if necessary. To access the entry form you must first create a login. Once you create a login, you will arrive on part one of the entry form—the rules page. You will be required to certify that you have read and understood the rules document before you move on to the entry form.
Step 3. Fill out the entry form.
The entry form is split into three parts. The first part is to read and certify the rules page. On the second part, you will input the project description, project details, etc. The third part you will upload all project images to the system.
Step 4. Pay for your entry.
Payment is accepted with a Paypal account or with a credit/debit card (through Paypal's website).