Top Shelf Design Awards launches November 1
September 5, 2019 | 7:15 am CDT
Jerrid Dye, Chandler Cabinets, won the Home Office category with the project “4012 Starling.”

Photo By Chandler Cabinets

ARLINGTON, Texas - Closets & Organized Storage magazine’s annual design competition, Top Shelf Design Awards, will launch November 1. Visit 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 is now open. Visit for more information.
• 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 and
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.

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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.

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Laurel Didier

Laurel Didier has been working in b2b media and the woodworking industry for most of her career.  She has launched startup publications and events such as Closets & Organized Storage , Custom Woodworking Business and the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo. In the past, her roles included serving as associate publisher, director of custom media and publisher of Woodworking Network at Vance Publishing. When CCI Media purchased Woodworking Network in 2015, Didier assumed her role as publisher of Closets & Organized Storage as well as Director of Custom Media. Didier says, "Success is part luck, hard work, and the patience to listen to others."