The World’s Most Prominent Kitchen Design Contest Is Now Accepting Entries

The World’s Most Prominent Kitchen Design Contest Is Now Accepting Entries, “Mountain Bliss” designed by Mikal Otten, Exquisite Kitchen Design, Denver, CO. First Place award for Transitional style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf
“Mountain Bliss” designed by Mikal Otten, Exquisite Kitchen Design, Denver, CO. First Place award for Transitional style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

“When it comes to distinguished contests, Sub-Zero and Wolf’s Kitchen Design Contest is the crème de la crème, says Mikal Otten, owner of Exquisite Kitchen Design, Denver, CO. Since winning the first place global award for Transitional styling, we’ve gained a tremendous amount of credibility.”

Since its inception in 1993, the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest has become a coveted win in the industry recognizing kitchen designers, architects, interior designers, builders and remodelers for advancing outstanding kitchen design by celebrating their inspiring, innovative projects.

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“Chelsea Townhouse” designed by William Suk, AIA, Suk Design Group LLP, New York, NY. First Place award for Traditional style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

“Chelsea Townhouse” designed by William Suk, AIA, Suk Design Group LLP, New York, NY. First Place award for Traditional style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

Two characteristics that set this contest apart are the unique networking opportunities and exposure it provides design professionals. Sub-Zero and Wolf consistently strive to be solid, trusted partners to the design community and in doing so, have constructed opportunities like the Kitchen Design Contest to serve as the platform on which design pros can expand their industry connections while gaining international recognition for their work.

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“Hide and Seek” designed by Dovide Secter, Secter Design Limited, Winnipeg, MB. First Place award for Contemporary style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

“Hide and Seek” designed by Dovide Secter, Secter Design Limited, Winnipeg, MB. First Place award for Contemporary style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

If you’re a kitchen design professional, here’s your chance to claim your place among the best of the best. The Kitchen Design Contest is currently accepting submissions here. Entering the contest is free and easy, and typically takes 30 minutes or less.

The stamp of approval is priceless. It has led to exciting new opportunities in the field. Having the Sub-Zero and Wolf brands associated with your name as a result of the Kitchen Design Contest gives the kitchen designer the authority to position themselves as a leader in the industry, says two-time regional winner Heidi Piron of Heidi Piron Design & Cabinetry, Summit, N.J.

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“The Prado” designed by Joel Kelly, Joel Kelly Design, Atlanta, GA. Second Place award for Transitional style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

“The Prado” designed by Joel Kelly, Joel Kelly Design, Atlanta, GA. Second Place award for Transitional style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

The Kitchen Design Contest will continue to accept entries through January 31, 2017. In Spring 2017, judges will evaluate the entries and name the top 25. The panel of judges, comprised of seven talented industry leaders, includes four returning judges: E.J. Meade of Arch 11, Inc., Vasi Ypsilantis of The Breakfast Room, Ltd., Friedemann Weinhardt of Design First Interiors, and Cristina Menezes of Arquitetura e Decoração LTDA. They will be joined by newcomers Davy Swanenberg of Culimaat High End Kitchens, Sandra Agurto of Cabinetry Creations, Inc., and Stacy Eisenmann of Eisenmann Architecture, to complete the panel. All seven judges are previous Kitchen Design Contest winners.

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“Just A Pop of Red” designed by Sandra Agurto and team, Cabinetry Creations, Inc., Orlando, FL. Second Place award for Contemporary style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

“Just A Pop of Red” designed by Sandra Agurto and team, Cabinetry Creations, Inc., Orlando, FL. Second Place award for Contemporary style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

Each finalist will receive a trip for two to the Winners’ Summit in September 2017 at Hotel del Coronado in Southern California, where they will be treated to relaxation, celebration, and networking opportunities. Ten global winners will be announced at a special evening gala during the trip.

Global prizes including cash and media exposure will be awarded in various categories. First and second place winners will be named in each of the contemporary, transitional, and traditional design categories, as well as best First-Time Entry and Student Winner; those who have not previously entered this contest are encouraged to do so.

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“Just A Pop of Red” designed by Sandra Agurto and team, Cabinetry Creations, Inc., Orlando, FL. Second Place award for Contemporary style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

“Just A Pop of Red” designed by Sandra Agurto and team, Cabinetry Creations, Inc., Orlando, FL. Second Place award for Contemporary style, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest. Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

Small Spaces Kitchen (less than 150 square feet) and Outdoor Kitchen award categories are new this contest. They have been added in direct response to their increasing popularity in the market and will allow design pros the opportunity to showcase their space planning skills and creative ideas for outdoor living.

I encourage all [design professionals] to enter the contest, says judge Friedemann Weinhardt. You never know what can happen.

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"Desert Retreat" designed by Courtney Lawrence Ziething, CC and Company, Costa Mesa, CA. Second Place award for Traditional style and Designers’ Choice Award, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest . Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

“Desert Retreat” designed by Courtney Lawrence Ziething, CC and Company, Costa Mesa, CA. Second Place award for Traditional style and Designers’ Choice Award, 2013-2014 Kitchen Design Contest . Image Courtesy of Sub-Zero and Wolf

For additional Kitchen Design Contest information, including a full roster of prizes, judges’ biographies, guidelines for project eligibility, tips to enhance your submissions, and to enter, please visit here.

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