ABOUT AN BEST OF PRODUCTS 2020

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 1,000,000 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 2019 and must be available through December 2020.

JURY

Kimberly Dowdell

President

Billie Faircloth

Partner

Alex Gilbert

Associate Director

Gabrielle Golenda

Products Editor

Jeff Harber

CEO

Sharon Johnston

Founding Partner

Tom Kundig

Founding Principal

Sammy Medina

Executive Editor

Irwin Miller

Principal

Jonathan Moody

CEO

Dr. Adam Polcyn

Vice President of Research and Development

Asad Syrkett

Business Development Lead, NYC + East Coast

Jejon Yeung

Principal

CATEGORIES & SUB CATEGORIES

BUILDING MATERIALS
  • Timber
  • Concrete
  • Glass
  • Weather, Air Barriers, and Insulation
FACADES
  • Cladding
  • Roofing
  • Structural Systems
FINISHES AND SURFACES
  • Interior Surfaces
  • Outdoor Surfaces
  • Paints and Coating
ACOUSTICS
  • Lighting
  • Partitions
  • Custom
LIGHTING AND ELECTRICAL
  • Decorative
  • Architectural and Commercial
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Electrical Systems
FURNISHINGS
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Outdoor
  • Textiles
HARDWARE
  • Decorative
  • Architectural
  • Tiles, Chemical Anchors, and Adhesives
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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY

Submitted products must have been introduced to U.S. market no earlier than January 2019 and should be available through December 2020. 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 Registration is $195 (from April 6 – April 30), Regular Registration is $245 (from May 1 – July 2) and Late Registration is $295 (July 3 – July 23).

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

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.

VISUALS

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.

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. AN reaches a highly engaged on-line 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.

CONTACT US

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New York NY 10007
(212)966-0630

Direct email: competitions@archpaper.com