Las Vegas, Nevada — It’s that time of year again. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is hosting its annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In addition, entries for the show’s 2023 Best of KBIS Awards are now being accepted. The contest recognizes new innovations in the kitchen and bath industries, with a formal ceremony at the KBIS NeXT Stage on Feb. 1.
“The Best of KBIS program celebrates new product innovation among the kitchen and bath industry and assists in elevating the KBIS platform,” said Suzie Williford, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of NKBA. “This program showcases year after year, the “best-of-the-best” in our industry. I can’t wait to see what new innovations come to Vegas this year!”
The Best of KBIS is broken down into different categories, including the best of the show, kitchen (gold and silver), bath (gold and silver), connected home technology, and the impact award (judge’s choice). Submissions will be accepted until Dec. 2.
To be eligible for the contest, all products must have been introduced after Feb. 1, 2022. To enter, exhibiting manufacturers must complete a submission form and submit at least two high-resolution images. Products may be entered into multiple categories but require an individual entry form and submission fee for each category.
A judging committee comprising five design professionals will narrow the entries to 50 finalists, which will be judged onsite at the show. Each finalist will have five minutes to present their product to the judges during an in-booth visit. The judges will be announced at a later date.