ABOUT A|N BEST OF PRODUCTS 2017

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

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

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 2016 and must be available through December 2017.

JURY

  • James Biber

    Partner

    Biber Architects

  • Olivia Martin

    Managing Editor

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • William Menking

    Editor-in-Chief

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Patrick Parrish

    Owner

    Patrick Parrish Gallery

  • Tucker Viemeister

    Founder

    Viemeister Industries

  • Pilar Viladas

    Design Writer

PRODUCT CATEGORIES

FACADES
  • Cladding
  • Glazing
STRUCTURAL
  • Framing
  • Moisture Barriers
  • Thermal Barriers
  • Window Wals
OPENINGS
  • Daylighting
  • Doors
  • Hardware
  • Windows
LIGHTING + ELECTRICAL
  • Controls
  • Fixtures
  • Lamps
  • Luminaires
HVAC
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Cooling
  • Water Control
SMART HOME SYSTEMS
  • Solar Management
  • Smart Home Systems
  • Passive Design
OUTDOOR – PUBLIC
  • Site and Street
  • Furnishings
  • Paving
  • Hardscape Features
  • Landscape Products
OUTDOOR – PRIVATE
  • Hardscape Features
  • Landscape Products
  • Furnishings
FINISHES + SURFACES
  • Ceilings
  • Flooring
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Surfacing
  • Walls
TEXTILES
  • Textiles
  • Window Treatments
  • Rugs
  • Carpet
INTERIOR FURNISHINGS – COMMERCIAL
  • Contract and Office
  • Furnishings
INTERIOR FURNISHINGS – RESIDENTIAL
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Sofas
  • Home Office
KITCHENS
  • Cabinet Systems
  • Appliances
  • Fittings
  • Shelving
BATHS
  • Appliances
  • Bath Fixtures
  • Cabinet Systems
  • Shelving
TECHNOLOGY + INNOVATION
  • Student
  • Prototype
  • Digital Tools
  • Unbuilt Work

© Invisible Sill, Vitrocsa | 2016 Openings Winner

AWARD DATES & DETAILS

LAUNCH

April 11, 2017

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

July 10, 2017

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 2017 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 2016 and must be available through December 2017.

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.

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER

The Architect’s Newspaper provides timely news and cultural reporting on the built environment through a nationally distributed monthly newspaper 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.