Following the incredible success of the debut Tableware International Awards of Excellence 2018, we are now launching the second edition of the Awards, for 2019, to recognise the brands, companies, manufacturers and people that make this industry so successful.
Tabletop manufacturers, companies and suppliers are invited to enter their products and collections into the Awards 2019, which comprises 18 categories covering the complete tabletop make-up, from Fine Dinnerware to Decorative. See how to apply below.
This year, we have added two extra categories, including Hospitality Glassware and Lifetime Achievement Award. The categories are as follows:
Fine Dinnerware * Casual Dinnerware * Serveware * Barware * Licensed Collaboration * Flatware/Cutlery * Fine Glassware * Casual Glassware * Decorative * Giftable Tableware * Coffee/Teaware * Metals * Artisanal * Tabletop Accessories * Outdoor Tableware * Hospitality Dinnerware * Hospitality Glassware * Lifetime Achievement Award
Also, our prestigious panel of international judges, made up of buyers, retailers and designers – including retailers Wayfair EU, Dom Farfora, John Lewis, Parousiasi and William Ashley – has been extended to include department store retailer Debenhams and tabletop specialist retailers The Studio of Tableware in New Zealand and Table Art in Los Angeles, among others, taking our expert panel to more than 30.
And this prestigious panel will judge the entries according to the criteria of Design/Functionality, Innovation, Aesthetics and Storytelling, and shortlist three finalists in each category, along with a final winner.
The finalists will all feature in our Awards supplement in January 2019 and the final winners in our Awards Winner supplement in March 2019, with the finalists acknowledged and winners announced at our Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 10 at Messe Frankfurt, during Ambiente 2019.
How to enter the Awards 2019
We are now accepting entries to the Awards 2019, up until August 31, 2018. Entries are free and you can enter up to three products/collections into different categories – your collections/products must have been launched from January 1, 2017 onwards.
To apply, suppliers and brands are requested to upload materials/information for each entry online at www.tablewareinternationalawards.com. Simply click the How To Enter tab, click To Enter and fill in the information tabs, including name/description of collection/product, plus explanation about why the entry merits an award.
Go to www.tablewareinternationalawards.com to enter, or for more information, email Robert Thomas on firstname.lastname@example.org