DALLAS— Dallas Market Center is now accepting entries for the third Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards. The awards will be held at Dallas Market Center during the 2019 Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, set to take place from January 16 to January 22, 2019. Entries are open through November 3, 2018.
The Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards is an awards program that recognizes manufacturers in the housewares industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center and is a reflection on the Market’s housewares growth through the years. According to the Dallas Market Center, it now hosts more than 300 housewares product lines for the channel, featured throughout the Housewares Neighborhood in the Trade Mart and across the marketplace.
The Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards will present awards in eight categories with a special Best in Class award selected from among the category winners.
The January 2019 Gourmet Gold award categories include cookware/bakeware; kitchen electrics; kitchen tools and gadgets; kitchen textiles; tabletop/serveware; cutlery; barware; and beverageware.
Housewares product entries will be judged based on innovation, user-friendliness and visual appeal. Participation is limited to current Dallas Market Center permanent or temporary housewares exhibitors, and products must be introduced to Market between February 28, 2018 and January 2019.
Entry fee is $50 per entry or three entries for $100. The first six exhibitors to enter three submissions will be featured on a special Gourmet Gold Housewares Shelf Talk page in the January/Feburary 2019 edition of GOURMET INSIDER® magazine.
A panel of three judges will evaluate and judge product on campus in mid-December. Winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on January 17, 2019 at Dallas Market Center at 6 p.m.