ABOUT A|N BEST OF PRODUCTS 2018

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 2017 and must be available through December 2018.

JURY

  • Shaun Kasperbauer

    Co Founder

    Souda

  • Gabrielle Golenda

    Products Editor

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • William Menking

    Editor-in-Chief

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Jean Lin

    Founder

    Colony

  • Dung Ngo

    Founder

    August Editions

  • Rosalyne Shieh

    Founding Partner

    SCHAUM/SHIEH

PRODUCT CATEGORIES

FACADES
  • Brick & Concrete Cladding
  • Glazing Systems & Glass
  • Green Roofs & Walls
  • Metal Cladding & Screening
  • Terra-Cotta, Stone & Manufactured Stone Cladding
  • Wood Cladding
  • Framing
  • Moisture Barriers
  • Thermal Barriers
OPENINGS
  • Daylighting
  • Doors
  • Hardware
  • Windows
  • Window Walls
LIGHTING + ELECTRICAL
  • Smart Building Systems & Apps
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Architectural Lighting
  • Outdoor Lighting
HVAC
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Cooling
  • Water Control
SMART HOME SYSTEMS
  • Solar Management
  • Smart Home Systems (Residential)
  • Smart Building Systems (Commercial)
  • Passive Design (Residential)
  • Passive Design (Commercial)
OUTDOOR
  • Street Furnishings
  • Residential Furnishings
  • Landscape Furnishings
  • Paving & Decking
  • Hardscape Features
  • Systems & Apps
FINISHES + SURFACES
  • Ceilings & Walcoverings
  • Flooring
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Interior Materials & Surfacing
  • Walls
TEXTILES
  • Textiles
  • Window Treatments
  • Rugs
  • Carpet
INTERIOR FURNISHINGS – COMMERCIAL
  • Seating
  • Desks – Individual Work Stations
  • Co-working Spaces
  • Acoustic Solutions
INTERIOR FURNISHINGS – RESIDENTIAL
  • Chairs
  • Sofas
  • Bedroom Furniture & Beds
KITCHENS
  • Appliances
  • Sinks & Taps
  • Kitchen Systems & Built-in Kitchens
  • Kitchen IoT & Apps
BATHS
  • Washbasins
  • Baths & Showers
  • Taps & Shower Heads
  • Toilets & Bidets
  • Bathroom Systems, Tech, & Apps

© Invisible Sill, Vitrocsa | 2016 Openings Winner

AWARD DATES & DETAILS

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 2018 print editions, online features, and on our social media platforms. In addition the winners will be featured in the December Best of Design Special Issue.

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 U.S. market no earlier than January 2017 and must be available through December 2018.

WRITTEN MATERIAL

Registration + entry submission must be completed via the registration portal linked to this page. Submissions must include photographs of the finished project and a written description (200-word limit). Submissions cannot include the company, brand, or studio name; logos, or any other identifying mark.

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 Products 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.

© The Witt chandelier from the RBW + Rockwell Collection. (Courtesy Rich Brilliant Willing) | 2016 Visionaries Honoree

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.

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