ABOUT AN BEST OF PRODUCTS 2019

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 2018 and must be available through December 2019.

Registration fee per submission is $125

Submissions Closed

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JURY

  • Lora Appleton

    Founder

    Kinder MODERN

  • Constantin Boym

    Founder

    Boym Partners

  • Gabrielle Golenda

    Products Editor

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Alda Ly

    Principal

    Alda Ly Architecture&Design

  • William Menking

    Editor-in-Chief

    The Architect’s Newspaper

  • Fiona Raby

    Co Founder

    Dunne & Raby

PRODUCT CATEGORIES

FACADES
  • Brick, Masonry & Concrete Cladding
  • Green Facades
  • Metal Cladding & Screening
  • Terra-Cotta, Stone & Manufactured Stone Cladding
  • Wood Cladding
  • Building Envelopes
  • Glazing Systems & Glass
  • Window Walls
BUILDING MATERIALS
  • Smart Building Systems
  • Framing
  • Railing, Stairs, & Elevators
  • Paneling
  • Moisture & Thermal Barriers
  • Plastics & Fibers
  • Roofing
  • Gutter, Drains & Accessories
OPENINGS
  • Doors
  • Partitions
  • Hardware
  • Windows
  • Skylights
  • Daylighting
  • Sun Control
HVAC
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Cooling
  • Water Control
FINISHES + SURFACES — OUTDOOR
  • Outdoor Materials & Surfacing
  • Paving & Decking
  • Hardscaping Features
  • Landscaping Products
  • Fencing & Gates
  • Waterproofing & Sealants
  • Paints & Coatings
FINISHES + SURFACES — INDOOR
  • Interior Materials & Surfacing
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Ceilings & Wallcoverings
  • Tiles
  • Adhesives & Mortar
  • Flooring
ACOUSTICS
  • Lighting
  • Screening/Freestanding Solutions
  • Ceiling Solutions
  • Wall Solutions
  • Furniture
LIGHTING + ELECTRICAL — OUTDOOR
  • Architectural Lighting
  • Street Lighting
  • Underwater Lighting
  • Garden Lighting
  • Floodlighting
  • Outdoor Lighting Systems & Apps
LIGHTING + ELECTRICAL — INDOOR
  • Smart Lighting
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Architectural Lighting
  • Circadian Lighting
  • Innovative Bulbs & LEDs
OUTDOOR FURNISHINGS
  • Canopies & Awnings
  • Outdoor Heating & Fireplaces
  • Patio Furnishings
  • Park Furnishings
  • Urban Shading
  • Street Furnishings
  • Playground Structures
INTERIOR FURNISHINGS — COMMERCIAL
  • Contract Furniture & Systems
  • Seating
  • Individual Desks
  • Work Stations
  • Co-working Systems
  • Acoustic Solutions
  • Storage & Shelving
INTERIOR FURNISHINGS — RESIDENTIAL
  • Chairs
  • Sofas
  • Tables
  • Bedroom Furniture & Beds
  • Storage & Shelving
TEXTILES
  • Window Treatments
  • Rugs, Carpets & Mats
  • Cushions
  • Upholstery & Covers
HOME ACCESSORIES
  • Homeware
  • Decorative Objects
  • Clocks
  • Mirrors & Frames
  • Vases & Plant Pots
  • Screens
  • Wall Decor
KITCHENS
  • Appliances
  • Sinks & Taps
  • Cabinetry & Millwork
  • Kitchen Systems & Built-in Kitchens
  • Kitchen IoT & Apps
BATHS
  • Washbasins
  • Baths & Showers
  • Taps & Shower Heads
  • Toilets & Bidets
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Bathroom Systems, Tech & Apps
TECH — SMART PRODUCTS
  • Switches, Ballasts & Lighting Controls
  • Smart Home Systems & IoT
  • Cable Management
  • Security Systems
  • Other Home Appliances
TECH — DESIGN TOOLS
  • Design Tools & Software
  • AR & VR
  • Sensors, Beacons & Data Retrieval
  • Surveying Equipment & Drones
  • Robotics & 3D Printing

Filigrana Light from Established + Sons. (Courtesy Established + Sons) | 2018 Lighting + Electrical Winner

AWARD DATES & DETAILS

LAUNCH

April 1

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Deadline Extended to Friday, July 19th (Midnight PST)

PUBLICATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

September issue of The Architect’s Newspaper & December Best of Design Special Issue

Winners will be published in A|N’s Best Of Products feature in our September 2019 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!

Submit Now!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY

Products must have been introduced to the U.S. market no earlier than January 2018and must be available through December 2019. Consumer-facing and B2B products are both eligible. Marketing and/or PR representatives are eligible to submit on behalf of clients. They should mention the company they are representing in the “company” field of the application. Products that were formerly entered in past competitions are eligible to be submitted again.

ENTRY FEE

Registration fee per submission is $125. 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

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 (150-word limit). Description texts cannot include the company, brand, or studio name; logos, or any other identifying mark. Please do include the name of the particular product, even if this name includes mention of the brand’s name.

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, 8½ x 11 in. or 11 x 8½ in. (landscape preferred)
Color format: RGB File size: 5 MB maximum
Images cannot include company/brand watermarks but if the product itself contains a logo, the image may be submitted.

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.

Submissions Closed

System M Pivot Hinge System from FritsJurgens. (Courtesy FritsJurgens) | 2018 Openings 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 aninteriormag.com, as well as 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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