Closets Top Shelf Awards: Deadline Extended to January 22

By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 01/10/2013 9:32AM


LINCOLNSHIRE, IL -- Closets magazine's 7th Annual Top Shelf Design Awards deadline has been extended to Tues., January 22. Submit your entries at

View a few of the entries from walk-in closets to laundry rooms to garages in this slide show and visit to vote for your favorite project or enter your own.

Winners and honorable mentions will be announced at the 2013 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo in Edison, NJ, February 27 - March 1, 2013, and featured in the March/April issue of Closets and on For more information, visit

The awards are given annually to honor designers for their creative closet and home organizational designs in the following categories:

Garage: 1,000 square feet or less
more than 1,000 square feet
Home Office:
150 square feet or less
Home Office:
more than 150 square feet
Closet: melamine/other, 18 linear feet or less
Closet: melamine/other, more than 18 linear feet

sold wood and/or veneer/other, 18 linear feet or less;
solid wood and/or veneer/other, more than 18 linear feet;
Specialty Rooms:
(pantry, craft, wine, laundry, mudroom);

Using Awards To Grow Closet, Cabinet Business
Susan Gelwicks Thompson advises custom cabinet and closets companies to enter design competitions. After winning Best in Show in the 2011 Closets Magazine Top Shelf Awards, subsequent media coverage brought new clients.


About the Author

Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford is Managing Editor of Woodworking Network magazine and Custom Built Interiors Weekly eNewsletter. She can be reached at or Google+.

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