Top Shelf Design Awards The 2024 Top Shelf Design Awards is now closed. Details coming soon on the 2025 competition.

The Best of Show winner (project receiving the highest score from the judges) will receive a $500 prize, category winners will receive a $50 prize, and all recognized projects will receive an award plaque and/or a certificate and may be featured in Closets & Organized Storage magazine and its social media channels. 

The Top Shelf Design Awards are given annually to honor designers for their creative closet and home organizational designs. Each entry is judged based on the following criteria: 50 percent appearance/design (emphasizing design creativity) and 50 percent functionality and quality of construction/materials.Sponsored by Sauder Closets

The 2024 Top Shelf Design Awards are sponsored by Sauder Closets.

Submit your project

DEADLINE: January 29, 2024
ENTRY FEE: $45 per entry

Top Shelf Design Awards Winners
Pictured above: Top Shelf Design Awards Winners from past years' events


  • 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; Wood over 18 linear feet;
  • Reach-in Closet
  • Specialty: (craft, pantry, laundry, mudroom)
  • Wine Cellar



Winners will be recognized at a reception sponsored by Sauder Closets on April 18, 2024, during the 2024 Closets Conference & Expo, which takes place April 17-19 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. The annual #YoungWoodPro awards, sponsored by Grizzly Industrial, will also take place during this reception.

View the 2024 Top Shelf  Design  Award winners.