ABOUT A|N BEST OF PRODUCTS 2016

The Architect’s Newspaper speaks directly to leaders in architecture and design with news, products, developments, trends, and updates. With our recently launched magazine, A|N Interiors, our outreach to the design community has grown exponentially.

The Best of Product Awards is an opportunity for manufacturers to reach our audience—an eclectic mix of top-tier architects and designers.

Designers and manufacturers are invited to submit new products for review by a jury comprised of design professionals and A|N editors. Entries will be evaluated for innovation, aesthetics, performance, and value. Products must have been introduced to the market no earlier than January 2015 and must be available through December 2016.

JURY

  • Becca Blasdel

    Product Editor

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Rafael de Cárdenas

    Founder + Designer

    Architecture At Large

  • William Menking

    Editor-in-Chief

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Jean Sundin

    Founder + Principal

    Office For Visual Interaction

  • Marc Tsurumaki

    Principal + Founding Partner

    LTL Architects

  • Bob Williams

    Co-founder + President of Design

    Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

PRODUCT CATEGORIES

FACADES
  • Cladding
  • Glazing
  • Framing
  • Moisture Barriers
  • Thermal Barriers
  • Window Walls
OPENINGS
  • Daylighting
  • Doors
  • Hardware
  • Windows
LIGHTING + ELECTRICAL
  • Controls
  • Fixtures
  • Lamps
  • Luminaires
HVAC + ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Cooling
  • Water Control
  • Solar Management
  • Smart Home Systems
OUTDOOR
  • Site and Street
  • Furnishings
  • Paving
  • Hardscape Features
  • Landscape Products
FINISHES + SURFACES
  • Ceilings
  • Flooring
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Surfacing
  • Walls
INTERIORS + FURNISHINGS
  • Contract and Residential Furniture
  • Textiles
  • Window Treatments
KITCHENS + BATHS
  • Cabinet Systems
  • Appliances
  • Bath Fixtures
  • Fittings
  • Shelving

© HBF | 2015 Editor’s Pick

AWARD DATES & DETAILS

LAUNCH

April 4, 2016

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

June 27, 2016 Extended to July 6, 2016

PUBLICATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

September issue of The Architect’s Newspaper

Winners will be published in A|N’s Best Of Products feature in our September 2016 print editions, online features, and on our social media platforms.

Be seen by 1,000,000 A|N readers and Members of the A/E/C Design Community!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY

Products must have been introduced to the market no earlier than January 2015 and must be available through December 2016.

ENTRY FEE

$125 per product. There is no limit on the number of products you may submit, but each must be entered individually and a separate entry fee paid.

WRITTEN MATERIAL

In addition to a full identification of the product (name, model number, manufacturer), submissions must include a 200-word description of the product and its applications. A valid web address is also required.

IMAGES

Up to three images of each product may be submitted.
Digital specs:
File format: 144 dpi, high-res JPG or PNG
Image size: Maximum dimensions, 8 ½ x 11 in (landscape preferred)
Color format: RGB File size: 5 MB maximum

All submissions must be entered online and received by A|N no later than midnight PST on the submission deadline. The Architect’s Newspaper reserves publication rights for all materials submitted as part of the Best Of Design Awards program, extending to all forms of media or content delivery, whether print, online, digital, mobile, or otherwise, now or hereafter created.

Registration fees are nonrefundable. Submission is no guarantee of publication or an award.

© Caesarstone | 2015 Finish Winner

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER

The Architect’s Newspaper provides timely news and cultural reporting on the built environment through four regional editions – East, Midwest, Southwest, and West – as well as a design magazine, A|N Interior, online at archpaper.com, and through a series of email newsletters. Every issue delivers our trademark blend of topical essays, opinionated columns, project analyses, firm profiles, interviews, new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, and calendars of events in a handy and handsome full-color tabloid and a quarterly magazine. A|N reaches a highly engaged on-line community of hundreds of thousands through our web and social media platforms. A|N is the must-read publication for architects, planners, landscape architects, designers, and allied professionals.