Deadline extension for 2023 Top Shelf Design Awards

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa – The deadline for the 2023 Top Shelf Design Awards has been extended to Friday, February 3. Enter now for a chance to win.

Top Shelf Design Awards winners will be announced at a reception sponsored by CCF Industries, held on Wednesday, April 13, in the Hilton West Palm Beach gardens during the 2023 Closets Conference & Expo, April 12-14, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Each category winner will receive a plaque and be featured in Closets & Organized Storage magazine and on Woodworking Network’s social media platforms. The Best of Show winner, determined by the project receiving the highest score, will receive a $500 cash prize. 
Each Top Shelf Design Award entry is judged based on the following criteria: 50 percent appearance/design (emphasizing design creativity) and 50 percent functionality and quality of construction/materials. 

2023 judges are Angelia York, Saint Louis Closet Co.; Tim Coleman, SCE Unlimited; and Kelly Victor-Burke, Burke Architectural Millwork and Bespoke Closets.

  • York is vice president of Saint Louis Closet Co. and has been a Top Shelf Design Awards judge since the contest’s inception.
  • Coleman is the division manager of the Chicago branch of SCE Unlimited, a division of Installed Building Products (IBP). He will also be a keynote speaker at Closets Conference & Expo on Thursday, April 13.
  • Victor-Burke is the co-founder/majority owner of Burke Architectural Millwork and Bespoke Closets.

Entry fee is $45.

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Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.