How It Works
Open for entries
Monday 27 May – Friday 6 September
Tuesday 5 November & Wednesday 6 November
Monday 3 February 2020
The first, and most important, step towards becoming a Housewares Innovation Award winner is submitting an entry.
Manufacturers/suppliers and retailers from across the housewares sector can put themselves in with a chance to win by simply filling in our quick & easy online form (providing the information and supporting documents they feel necessary to showcase their products/store to its true potential) – and then submit! It’s as simple as that.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday 6 September, 12:00pm
For manufacturers, it costs just £80.00 to enter a range (maximum 5 products) into as many categories as you like. A sample of each entered product must be sent in to be eligible for the judging stage.*
In the spirit of celebrating the collective successes of the sector, manufacturers are also encouraged to nominate the amazing retailers they work alongside.
For retailers, entering the Housewares Innovation Awards is completely free of charge.
Subject to meeting the necessary criteria, each entry and nomination will proceed to the decision-making stage.
The Housewares Innovation Awards has brought together two panels of judges, comprised of individual selected for their wealth of knowledge and experience in the sector.
Each judging day will result produce a shortlist, and ultimately one winner, in each category.
The full panel for each day will be announced in due course.
On Tuesday 5 November, an panel of professionals from leading retailers will review all manufacturer entries.
Products will be scored in accordance with strict criteria focusing on originality, function, quality and price.
On Wednesday 6 November, each entry and nomination will be assessed (alongside any supporting information provided) by a panel of key figures from leading manufacturers and associations.
The 2020 Housewares Innovation Award winners will be revealed as part of an unforgettable evening of celebration and networking, taking place at the NCC, Birmingham on Monday 3 February 2020.
With the housewares industry already in town for Spring Fair, the UK’s number one home and gift show for the retail sector, the Awards is a unique opportunity to let your hair down and mingle with fellow professionals – all while celebrating the achievements of the past twelve months.
As well as boundless opportunities to network, guests will also enjoy an exclusive drinks reception, three course meal and entertainment from the evening’s host (TBC).
Tickets will be available to purchase online soon.
*All submitted products must be delivered to the address below no later than Thursday 24 October 2019:
FAO Amy Watson
Housewares Innovation Awards