Karen Giberson, Equipment Council president.
The Equipment Council right now introduced a brand new award for design excellence, established to mark its 25th anniversary.
The Design Excellence Awards will characteristic 15 classes together with purses, private equipment, jewellery, watches, eyewear, footwear, and tech and innovation. There will probably be a corridor of fame award, and an NPD award given to a product primarily based on numeric gross sales progress.
To be thought-about, the product have to be obtainable for buy within the U.S. by Dec. 31.
Entrants can file their bid for an award now by June 21 on the Accent Council’s website online. Between 4 and 5 finalists will probably be chosen as official nominees, primarily based on their design, standpoint, innovation and performance.
Winners will probably be awarded with a certificates, a trophy and a marquee emblem to make use of within the advertising and marketing and packaging of merchandise.
This awards ceremony doesn’t substitute the council’s annual ACE Awards — a marquee occasion held to honor trade veterans.
“It’s an vital time to provide our trade a marquee to tag and establish glorious merchandise. Our hope is that we’ll assist stimulate gross sales and consciousness on the wholesale and retail stage,” stated Karen Giberson, Equipment Council president.
“The proper product on the proper high quality, the appropriate value, and on the proper time could make or break firms in our trade. The Accent Council’s Design Excellence Awards will present the platform to rejoice the merchandise that bought this equation proper and raised the bar for everybody else,” Thomas Burkhardt, senior vp of worldwide manufacturers, advertising and marketing and design at Marchon, added. He’s serving as chairman of the Equipment Council’s design excellence committee.