IKT Awards 2014, Sponsored by Dekton

AWARDS EXPLAINED

What are the award categories?
There are eight award categories. Of these eight, seven will be open entry awards that focus on the design and business areas of the kitchen industry in Ireland.

2016-17 award categories
* CONTEMPORARY DESIGN PROJECT UP TO £25,000/€30,000
* CONTEMPORARY DESIGN PROJECT OVER £25,000/€30,000
* CLASSIC DESIGN PROJECT UP TO £25,000/€30,000
* CLASSIC DESIGN PROJECT OVER £25,000/€30,000
* TOP RETAILER OF THE YEAR
* RETAIL SHOWROOM OF THE YEAR
* SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
* LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Who are the awards open to?
All kitchen retailers, suppliers and manufacturers based on the island of Ireland. We are firm believers that each and every kitchen business, no matter what the size, plays their part in the bigger picture of the industry in Ireland. An independent and impartial judging panel will be taking this into account and will assess each award accordingly, dependent on the resources of each particular entrant. As well as the design and business categories there is also the Lifetime Achievement Award and nominations are invited for this category.

How do I enter?
Once you have selected which category/categories you wish to enter, please request entry forms by emailing awards@iktg.ie or visit iktg.ie/awards. Entrants must answer ALL of the questions specific to their category, as well as supplying high-resolution images (300dpi) with their submission. Entry is free of charge.

How long have I got?
Entry for Ireland's Kitchen Trade Awards 2016-17 is now closed.

Where do I send my entry?
Email: awards@iktg.ie
Post: Ireland’s Kitchen Trade Awards, PO BOX 42,
Bangor, County Down BT19 7AD or Ashgrove House,
Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin.

All category questions must be answered and accompanied with high-resolution images (posted entries must include images that are both printed and supplied on disc or memory stick).

Any entry which does not include all required criteria will not be considered for judging.

What is the judging process?
The process of judging each entry begins as soon as the deadline passes. This will involve a different approach for each element of the awards process. Once the finalists are selected, they will be required to make a 15 minute presentation to the judges. Showroom visits for the showroom category finalists will subsequently be arranged.

When will the winners be announced?
All finalists plus a guest will be invited to attend our black tie Gala Awards evenin. All winners will be announced on the night by our celebrity host. Each category winner will be presented with a specially commissioned trophy by Irish designer and maker Kate Oram. kateoram.com

Finalist’s entry materials will be used in subsequent issues of IKTG, during the awards ceremony and in event promotional material. Copyright clearance for these uses should be secured before including pictures, plans or other material in support of entries. Any financial information submitted for entry purposes will remain confidential.



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