Cabinet group launches inaugural design awards competition

RESTON, VA – The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) is launching a new design award competition to honor unique projects from across the country that utilize their member’s products.

The KCMA Design Awards program for 2024 is inviting kitchen designers to submit their best projects featuring KCMA Member cabinets. The program is intended to recognize outstanding kitchen designs by kitchen designers, interior designers, and architects practicing in the United States.

“We’re very excited about the launch of the new KCMA Design Awards program,” said KCMA CEO Betsy Natz. “Beyond recognizing outstanding kitchen designs, the overarching goal of the program is to promote public interest in cabinet design excellence. The competition will focus on the quality of the cabinet environments within kitchens while promoting the important role designers play in the process.

“This competition is a great opportunity for designers to showcase their best designs, gain recognition among their peers, and build exposure for their work and firm,” continued Natz. “But it’s not all about winning – it’s also a way to spark community engagement by shining a spotlight on innovation, quality, and originality.”

According to Natz, entries for the KCMA 2024 Design Awards program may be submitted through March 15, 2024. Judging will take place from March 15 through April 1, 2024. 

For the 2024 inaugural program, designers may submit eligible projects completed during calendar years 2021, 2022, and 2023. After judging is finalized, one First Award for Best Kitchen Design will be named with the winner receiving a trip to the 2024 KCMA Spring Leadership Conference to receive their award which includes airfare, accommodations, and $1,000. The First Award winner will also be featured in a full-page advertisement in Kitchen & Bath Design News and recognized on the Woodworking Network and KCMA websites. One Second Award for 2nd Best Kitchen Design will also receive a $500 cash award.

Complete information about the 2024 KCMA Design Awards, including the official Rules & Regulations, How to Submit, and more, is available at KCMA Designer Awards – Announcing the New 2024 KCMA Design Awards. 


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