kbb LDN announces 2013 Innovation Awards
07 February 2013 10:00 GMT
Kbb LDN has announced the deadline for its Innovation Awards 2013, celebrating ground-breaking advancements across the kitchen and bathroom industries over the past year.
This competition allows industry manufacturers to present their products in front of an expert panel of judges, in addition to thousands at the exhibition if selected.
This year’s expert judging panel will be chaired by Martin Allen-Smith, editor of Designer Kitchens & Bathrooms magazine, and will also include Robert Timmons of Robert Timmons Furniture and interior designer Daniel Hopwood.
“The kbb LDN Innovation Awards is an ideal opportunity for kitchen and bathroom brands to be rewarded and recognised industry-wide for their innovation and creativity,” said Allen-Smith. “These are highly sought-after awards and the quality of entries in the past has been exceptional.
“I very much look forward to seeing what some of the leading manufacturers from across the sectors have in store for the judges this year”.
The judges will produce a shortlist of up to 20 entries that will be on display at kbb LDN, part of the May Design Series. These products will then be assessed further by both judges and visitors alike, resulting in three winners for The Judges Choice Award, The Visitors Choice Award and The Online Choice Award. The winners will be announced and their awards presented live at the show 19-21 May 2013 ExCeL, London in a dedicated showcase.
To enter the awards, participants must submit a completed online form by 15th March at www.kbb.co.uk/innovation. Any product put forward for the award must demonstrate innovation at the highest level, and have been or will be launched between May 2012 and May 2013. Participants should note that although there is an entry charge of £249 plus VAT per entry. If a product is picked as one of the 20 finalists, the product will be displayed at the exhibition for free as part of the showcase.