Ideal Home launches Kitchen of the Year Awards @idealhome

The inaugural Ideal Home Kitchen of the Year Awards opened for entries on 26 October, designed to celebrate the best of the UK kitchen industry based on sustainability, design, performance, features and overall value.

Aimed at UK kitchen manufacturers and distributors, the Ideal Home Kitchen of the Year Awards will recognise the best in kitchen manufacturing, design and functionality.  The awards programme will enable brands to stand out for their quality, gain significant reach and ROI through the engaged network of 860,000 monthly Ideal Home users and 5.2m social media followers.

Companies can enter on www.futureevents.uk/ukkitchenawards to receive further information about the awards categories, which include:

  • Kitchen of the year
  • Best value kitchen
  • Modern kitchen
  • Classic kitchen
  • New kitchen innovation
  • Surfaces
  • Tap design
  • Kitchen storage solution
  • Large kitchen appliance
  • Small kitchen appliance
  • ‘One small step’ award for sustainability

The awards judging panel includes Sarah Spiteri, editorial director;  Heather Young, editor, Ideal Home;  Busola Evans, associate editor;   Shelina Permalloo, chef, author and Masterchef winner.

Any UK kitchen manufacturer or distributor is eligible to enter by completing the form with a 300-word USP for each kitchen together with a hi-res product image.  The deadline for entries is 7 January 2021, with the winners being announced in February 2021 in Ideal Home magazine’s May print issue.  Cost of entry is £295 (ex vat) per category, which guarantees all entrants will receive a ‘nominee’ badge to use on marketing collateral and will be featured in the Ideal Home kitchen buyers guide.  The winners will also receive industry recognition and exposure through Ideal Home as well as inclusion in a dedicated PR campaign.

Heather Young, editor, Ideal Home says, “As the kitchen market becomes more complex and competitive, with consumers demanding more from their kitchens than ever before, it is vital that kitchen manufacturers and distributors stand out to gain a competitive edge.  We are confident the first Ideal Home Kitchen of the Year Awards will enable brands to reach new highly engaged consumers.”

For more details go to www.futureevents.uk/ukkitchenawards or look out for the programme hashtags #UKKITCHENAWARDS and #kitchenoftheyear on social media.