50 Campfires – The Camping Authority Awards
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 4:00 PM, Tailgate Stage, Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ Area
Join the team from 50 Campfires - The Camping Authority as they announce the National Hardware Shows' Essential Gear and Editors Choice awards.
American Manufacturing Awards
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM, NRHA Stage
Made in USA Brand | GBQ Partners are pleased to sponsor the National Hardware Show American Manufacturing Awards.
Winners will reflect American manufacturing excellence in design, quality and innovation in the following categories:
- National Hardware Show American Manufacturing Award for Best Packaging
- National Hardware Show American Manufacturing Award for Best On-Site Patriotic Marketing
- National Hardware American Manufacturing Award for Best New Product
Game Ball Awards
Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ
Join us out in the Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ Area as we identify the category's best in class. Award categories include Best New Product Overall, Best New Product Outdoor Grilling or Concept, Best Tailgate Themed Booth Set Up & Enthusiasm, Best Outdoor Furniture Product and Most Unique Product.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM, NRHA Stage
The Homewares Awards highlight the "Best in Class" in the Housewares/Homewares product category. Browse the display area and view the winning products that are voted on by a panel of industry judges at the Show.
Lawn, Garden and Outdoor Living Awards
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM, NRHA Stage
The Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living Awards focus on innovative, new products within this product category. Browse the display area and view the winning products that are voted on by a panel of industry judges at the Show.
New Product Launch Awards
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM, NRHA Stage
Find new products that have not hit the 2017 market and have no pre-negotiations or pre-sales. Plus, no exclusives – truly new! Browse the display area and view the winning products voted on by a panel of industry judges at the Show.
New Product World Awards
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM, NRHA Stage
The New Product World products that are just breaking into the industry will be identified by which ones are best in class based in the following categories: Aesthetics, Differentiation/Uniqueness, Fills Consumer Need, Overall Value and Packaging/Merchandising Support.
Products and awards will be reviewed and chosen by Scott Brun, VP of Programming, DIY Network.
NRHA Retailers' Choice Awards
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, NRHA Stage
For more than 30 years Hardware Retailing magazine has been singling out the best of the best products at the National Hardware Show® with its Retailers' Choice Awards. Unlike other award programs, products selected to receive a Retailers' Choice Award aren't chosen by editors; they are selected by a panel of distinguished retailers who buy and sell products for a living. This program not only honors manufacturers for their innovation but also helps retailers single out new and innovative products to check out at the show.
NRHA Spirit of Independents Awards
The NRHA Spirit of Independents Awards will honor retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers who have joined with NRHA to support the work of the Fuller Center for Housing. By working together with the Fuller Center, our industry is helping to provide a decent place to live for families in need. These awards will recognize these generous companies and encourage others in our industry to join the cause.
NRHA Top Gun Awards
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm, NRHA Stage
This program is the industry's chance to hear what today's top independent retailers are thinking. NRHA and Hardware Retailing magazine will once again assemble a panel of the industry's most successful and innovative independent retailers to share their stories and thoughts on the industry.
Packaging and Merchandising Awards
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm, NRHA Stage
NRHA will introduce the winners of the 2016 Packaging and Merchandising Awards and share a summary of judge commentary and emerging packaging trends. Attendees will get to see the best of the best in home improvement packaging and merchandising.
UIA Inventor Spotlight Awards
Most Innovative Concept: This award recognizes a product (in development or finalized) that is truly unique in a product category. From a sketch through a fully developed product, this category looks at the overall innovation of the concept and how it fits into the category.
Best Marketing Effort: Marketing an idea effectively can be a daunting and challenging task. This award recognizes inventors who develop and deliver an irresistible sales pitch that makes potential prospects acutely aware of the value they will derive from their product or service, in a clear and quantifiable way.
The Pinnacle Award (Best in Show): The successful development of a product takes talent, knowledge, and tenacity. This award recognizes the broadest range of efforts by the inventor. From design, market research, sales, fulfillment, manufacturing and quality. This category is judged on everything and based on the attention paid by the inventor to all phases of ideation, invention, and commercialization.