2024 Top Shelf Awards launches November 15
November 9, 2023 | 3:20 pm CST

2024 Top Shelf Design Awards winners will be announced on April 18 during a reception at the Closets Conference & Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Photo By Alfonso Rosas Jr. of Euro-Works

Closets & Organized Storage magazine’s annual Top Shelf Design Awards launches November 15. Submit your best designs for closets, home offices, garages, wine rooms, and specialty rooms. Submit your project using our 2024 entry form. The 2024 Top Shelf Design Awards are sponsored by Sauder Closets

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The Top Shelf Design Awards are an annual celebration of designers who create innovative closet and home organizational designs. Each entry is evaluated on two factors: 50 percent of the score is based on appearance and design creativity, while the other 50 percent is based on functionality and the quality of materials and construction. 


Winners will be recognized at a reception sponsored by Sauder Closets on April 18 during the 2024 Closets Conference & Expo, which takes place April 17-19 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. #YoungWoodPro, sponsored by Grizzly Inc., winners will also be announced during the reception. Winning projects will be showcased in Closets & Organized Storage and its weekly newsletter. Each category winner will receive an award plaque plus a $50 gift card and will be eligible for the 2024 Top Shelf Awards Best of Show prize of $500.

Alfonso Rosas Jr. of Euro-Works (center) received the 2023 Top Shelf Best of Show Award for his “Car Condo Heaven” project. He’s pictured with Michaelle Bradford, Closets & Organized Storage editor and Tim Fixmer, president and CEO of CCI Media, the parent of Woodworking Network.

To enter the Top Shelf Design Awards, submit a detailed description of the project design and construction. Upload a minimum of three high-resolution photos of the project and include your $45 registration fee per entry.

Garage: under 600 square feet; over 600 square feet
Home Office: under 150 square feet; over 150 square feet
Laminate Closet: under 18 linear feet; over 18 linear feet
Wood Closet: under 18 linear feet; over 18 linear feet
Reach-in Closet
Specialty: (craft, pantry, laundry, mudroom)
Wine Cellar

Entry fee: $30 Early Bird (Nov. 15 – Dec. 15), $45 (Dec. 16 – Jan. 29)
Entry Deadline: January 29, 2024

Registration for the Closets Conference & Expo is now open. Visit closetscon.com for more information.

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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

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.