MANHATTAN BEACH, CA -- Entries are being sought for the 21st annual Doug Mockett & Co. Design Competition. The contest is cosponsored by Wood & Wood Products.

In a unique twist, the competition only awards first place winners. There is no set limit to the number of winning entries that may be recognized by the judges.

Key product categories include hardware for home and office furniture, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, and closet and home organization.

"Don't be shy about sending your great ideas to us," Doug Mockett said. "I cannot stress how many people over the years who had no idea that their concept was good enough to be a winner until they entered the contest. The cardinal rule, 'You can't win if you don't enter,' may seem like a cliché, but it's nevertheless very true."

Each contest winner receives $1,000, an engraved Nambe crystal bowl and industry-wide recognition. In addition, if the winning entry is put into production, the designer stands to receive a royalty based on the product's sales. More than $1 million in royalties have been paid out in the contest's history.

How to Enter
Entries for this year's contest will be accepted through Sept. 1. There are no entry forms or fees. Entrants are instructed to submit a clear written explanation, a representative drawing and, if possible, an actual product sample. The judging will take place in December.

Entries should be sent via U.S. registered mail, return receipt mail or Federal Express to:

Design Contest
Doug Mockett & Co. Inc.
1915 Abalone Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501

For more information, phone (800) 523-1269, visit or e-mail [email protected]

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