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NY NOW opens Awards for Winter 2017 Market

All exhibitors are eligible for the Best New Product Awards and may submit one product for consideration – with submissions open until December 23

This December, all exhibitors participating in the winter 2017 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will have the opportunity to apply for NY NOW’s prestigious Best New Product Awards. This programme recognises and celebrates the extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across the market.

“Each market, we continue to be awed and amazed by the ingenuity of the NY NOW exhibitors, and are so proud to be a leading platform for the industry to showcase tens of thousands of new and on-trend products,” says Randi Mohr, NY NOW show director and VP, Emerald Expositions.

“The Best New Product Awards represents the best of the best and we can’t wait to see what is in store this February!”
Criteria and Considerations

All exhibitors of NY NOW’s winter 2017 market are eligible to apply for the Best New Product Awards. Applicants should be prepared to provide the official launch date for the product they choose to submit, its suggested retail price, a 75-word product description, among other related information.

To apply, exhibitors may click here to access the online submission form. Submissions are open now through December 23, 2016 and participation is free to all exhibitors.

The following criteria will apply to all submissions. Entries that meet these requirements will be considered for on-site judging.
  •   Exhibitors are invited to submit one (1) product for consideration in the section that they are exhibiting.
  •   All submitted products must be new to the market as of September 1, 2016. 
  •   A single entry represents no more than one single item or one set of items packaged together for retail sale (items cannot be sold separately).      Product collections cannot be submitted as a single entry.
  •  Products must be completely new introductions. They cannot be re-introductions or color/material changes to existing products.
Judging Process
Winners will be determined onsite at the market as judged by a panel of industry experts and members of the media after visiting each qualifying exhibitor’s booth to see the products first-hand.  Of the pre-submitted entries, one winner will be selected from each section within the HOME, LIFESTYLE and Handmade Collections as follows:

Home Collection
         Accent on Design®
         Home Furnishings + Textiles
         Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares

Lifestyle Collection
         Baby + Child
         Gift (includes the New Exhibitor Pavilion)
         Personal Accessories
         Personal Care + Wellness

Handmade Collection
         Handmade® Designer Maker
         Handmade® Global Design
         Artisan Resource®

Winners will be announced before the close of the winter market.

How to Register for NY NOW
To register for NY NOW, qualified members of the trade may click here, while eligible and credentialed members of the media can click here to pre-register.

NY NOW returns to New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center February 4-8, 2017. For more information and to stay updated about future NY NOW news and announcements, please visit

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