ABOUT AN BEST OF PRODUCTS 2021

The Architect’s Newspaper speaks directly to leaders in architecture and design with news, products, developments, trends, and updates. Through our magazine, AN Interior, our outreach to the design community has grown enormously over the past five years.

The Best of Product Awards is an opportunity for designers and manufacturers to reach our audience of 1 million readers—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 composed of architects, engineers; construction, and design professionals, as well as AN editors. Entries will be evaluated for innovation, aesthetics, performance, and value. Products must have been introduced to the market no earlier than January 2020 and must be available through December 2021.

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Sandeep Ahuja

Co-founder

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Stephen Burks

Principal

Stephen Burks Man Made

Odile Hainaut

Co-founder

WantedDesign

Alloy Kemp

Senior Associate

Thornton Tomasetti

Sammy Medina

Executive Editor

The Architect’s Newspaper

Christiana Moss

Principal

Studio Ma

Chris O’Hara

Founding Principal

Studio NYL

Claire Pijoulat

Co-founder

WantedDesign

Ken Smith

Principal

Ken Smith Workshop

Margaret Sullivan

Principal

Margaret Sullivan Studio

Jonathan Tate

Founding Principal

Office of Jonathan Tate

Ian Thomas

Art Director

The Architect’s Newspaper

Tom Wiscombe

Principal

Tom Wiscombe Architecture

CATEGORIES & SUBCATEGORIES

Building Materials
  • Timber
  • Stone and Concrete
  • Glass
  • Weather, Air Barriers, and Insulation
  • Composites
Facades
  • Cladding
  • Roofing
  • Structural Systems
Finishes and Surfaces
  • Interior
  • Outdoor
  • Paints and Coating
  • Hygienic Surfaces
Acoustics
  • Partitions
  • Custom
Lighting and Electrical
  • Decorative
  • Architectural and Commercial
  • Outdoor
  • Electrical Systems
Furnishings
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Outdoor
  • Textiles
Hardware
  • Decorative
  • Architectural
Appliances and Plumbing
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • HVAC
Openings
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Safety
Technology
  • Design and Build Software
  • Planning and Management Software
  • Smart Building, Smart Home, and Automation Systems
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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY

Submitted products must have introduced to U.S. market no earlier than January 2020 and should be available through December 2021. Both consumer-facing and B2B products are eligible as are products that have been entered in past AN competitions. Marketing and/or P.R. representatives are allowed to enter products on behalf of their clients.

ENTRY FEE

Early Bird: $195 (April 29 – June 10)
Regular: $295 (June 11 – July 22)

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

REQUIREMENTS

Submissions must be paid for before making a submission.
Registration and entry can be completed via the submission portal linked to this page.

WRITTEN MATERIAL

Submissions must include three separate texts:

  • Product description: 150 words max
  • Technical details: 50 words max (list format acceptable)
  • Description of use (How can this product be implemented?): 100 words max

Texts cannot include mention of the manufacturer’s company, brand, or studio name. Please include the product name but remove any inclusion of the company, brand, or studio within this name.

VISUAL MATERIAL

Submissions can include up to five photos, renderings, or drawings.
One image must present the product in context or application.
Image dimensions: 8½ x 11 inches, 150dpi, RGB, 5MB max, horizontal or vertical.

Images cannot contain product logos or watermarks.
Images of products that contain logos within their actual design may be submitted.

All submissions must be entered online and received by AN no later than midnight EST 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.

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ABOUT AN MEDIA GROUP

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, AN 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. AN reaches a highly engaged online community of hundreds of thousands through our web and social media platforms. AN is the must-read publication for architects, planners, landscape architects, designers, and allied professionals. Learn more about AN Media Group and our other brands at: https://anmediagroup.com/

CONTACT US

The Architect’s Newspaper
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New York NY 10007
(212) 966-0630

Direct email: Matthew Hoffman (competitions@archpaper.com)