ARLINGTON, Texas - Closets & Organized Storage magazine’s annual design competition, Top Shelf Design Awards, will launch November 1. Visit woodworkingnetwork.com/topshelf for more information and updates in the coming weeks.
 
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: 50 percent appearance/design (emphasizing design creativity) and 50 percent functionality and quality of construction/materials.
 
All winners will be honored at a reception, sponsored by CCF Industries, to be held during the 2020 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo to be held March 11-13 at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas. 
 
Registration for the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo will open in October. Visit cabinetsandclosetsexpo.com for more information.
 
CATEGORIES:
• Garage: under 600 square feet; Garage: over 600 square feet
• Home Office: under 150 square feet; Home Office: over 150 square feet
• Closet: Closet: Laminate under 18 linear feet; Laminate over 18 linear feet; 
   Closet: Wood under 18 linear feet; Closet: Wood over 18 linear feet; Closet: 
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• Specialty: (craft, pantry, laundry, mudroom)
• Wine Cellar
 
The submission fee is $45 and the deadline to enter is January 3, 2020.
 

Why should you be a Top Shelf Design Awards participant?

A panel of judges made up of your peers, Closets & Organized Storage contributors and industry experts will evaluate all entries based on 50% design and 50% functionality. 
 
Category finalists win free registration to the March 11 closets conference at the Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo which includes a full day of conference sessions and plant tours and admission to the Top Shelf Design awards gala in Arlington, TX ($395 value).
 
The Top Shelf Design Awards gala and reception, sponsored by CCF Industries, will be held at the AT&T Stadium (Home of the Dallas Cowboys.) 
 
Category winners will also be featured in Closets & Organized Storage magazine and weekly newsletter— distributed to more than 21,000 professionals in closet, garage and storage manufacturing and design. 
 
All coverage of the event and winning entries will be posted on WoodworkingNetwork.com and Closets-Storage.com.
 
Category winners will also receive a beautiful glass award for display and will be eligible for the 2020 Woodworking Network Top Shelf Award Best of Show prize of $500. 
 
Entering is as easy as 1-2-3
1. Submit a description and design details.
2. Send a minimum of three high-resolution photos of the project. 
3. Include your $45 registration fee per entry.
 
Show us your best and enter the 2020 Top Shelf Design Awards at woodworkingnetwork.com/topshelf.
 

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