Award Ceremonies

50 Campfires – The Camping Authority Awards

Presented by:

50 Campfires

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners:

  • Top Editors Choice
    Barrel House Cooker Company: The Man Can
  • Essentials Awards
    Tailgater Tile Table: Domestic CFX Series
    FireDisc® Cookers: Rovr Cooler

American Manufacturing Awards

Sponsored by:

Made in USA | GBQ

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

Winners reflect American manufacturing excellence in design, quality and innovation in the following categories:

  • Best Packaging
    Age Old Nutrients: Organic based plant fertilizer
  • Best On-Site Patriotic Marketing
    Imperial Blades: Blades and cutting tools
  • Best New Product
    Maglite: Flashlight with wand adapter

View the American Manufacturing Awards Press Release >>

Participants include:

Game Ball Awards

Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ

Presented by:

Tailgater Magazine

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

The Game Ball Awards highlight the “Best in Class” in the Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ category.

  • Best Marketing Concept
    FIREDISC Grills
  • Best New Product
    TV Toc Box
  • Best Innovative Product
    OXX Box
  • Best Tailgate Concept
  • Best Overall Tailgate Product
    Goal Zero

Homewares Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

The Homewares Awards highlight the "Best in Class" in the Housewares/Homewares product category.

  • Gold
    Lasko Products: Ceramic Bathroom Heater
  • Silver
    smanos Inc.: smanos Smart Video Doorbell
  • Bronze
    VOXX Accessories Corp.: MyGuard Automatic Laundry Water Shut Off System
  • Honorable Mention
    IIVUS Marketing Inc.: Bring It On Cleaner

Participants include:

Lawn, Garden and Outdoor Living Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

The Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living Awards focus on innovative, new products in the Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living category.

  • Gold
    Greenerways, LLC: Mosquito FreeZone
  • Silver
    Flame King: 1 lb Refillable Propane Cylinder & Kit
  • Bronze
    Swan Products, LLC: Swan® Swivel
  • Honorable Mention
    Dr. Earth: Final Stop

Participants include:

New Product World Awards

Presented by:

DIY Network

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

The New Product World category featured products that are just breaking into the industry. Scott Brun, VP of Programming, DIY Network reviewed and identified the following 2017 award winners:

  • Aesthetics
    Inventor Lady: Plant Stamps
  • Differentiation/Uniqueness
    Pivot Point Inc.: Lockless Monster
  • Overall Value
    MYCHANIC: Pod Light
  • Packaging/Merchandising Support
    Fireside Industries: Campfire Defender
  • Fills Consumer Need
    AP&G Co., Inc.: The Luma Mosquito Trap by Catchmaster

NRHA Retailers' Choice Awards NRHA Retailers' Choice Awards

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.

Presented by:

  • NRHA
  • Hardware Retailing

NRHA Top Gun Awards Top Gun Awards

NRHA Stage

This program is the industry's chance to hear what today's top independent retailers are thinking. NRHA and Hardware Retailing magazine assembled a panel of the industry's most successful and innovative independent retailers to share their stories and thoughts on the industry.

Presented by:

  • NRHA
  • Hardware Retailing

UIA Inventor Spotlight Awards

Most Innovative Concept:

Walabot: Walabot-DIY

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:

Natus Inc.: BBQool

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):

ikeGPS Inc.: Spike

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.

Countdown to the National Hardware Show

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