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Best of BDNY 2021 Product Design Competition recognizes designers and manufacturers of products that demonstrate functional and aesthetic progress and, above all, innovation in their respective categories.

October 29, 2021

Winners are selected by a jury of design professionals. Judges reserve the right to not offer an award in any given category and to reclassify entries into other product categories as necessary or appropriate.


• Product statement of no more than 250 words must accompany your submission.

•  All entrants give permission to Boutique Design and BDNY to publish photos and descriptions in print and online.

•  Products must have been introduced to the marketplace no earlier than December 1, 2020.

•  All submission imagery must meet resolution requirements (300 dpi jpg in 5” x 7” format or similar) or submission is ineligible.

•  All submissions must be sent in electronic format. No hard copy submissions are accepted.

•  Products MUST be available on the marketplace for purchase or spec. 



The cost to enter is $750 for first entry, $100 for subsequent entries. Entrants may submit more than one product for review; however, each product can only be submitted once per category. Total number of different product submissions are unlimited, across categories or in the same category. One entry (including image and product description copy) per company will be featured in Boutique Design magazine’s Winter 2021 issue in print and digital format, which includes bonus digital distribution to past BDNY attendees and registered attendees of BDNY 2021. Selected winners and finalists will be prominently featured in Boutique Design’s Winter 2021 issue, online on boutiquedesign.com, and promoted via e-blast to the Boutique Design magazine subscriber list.



Architectural Materials
(architectural hardware, architectural panels/cladding systems, ceiling panels, doors and partitions, green architectural materials, millwork, and poured concrete)

Art & Accessories
(custom art, decorative accessories, decorative mirrors, digital art, sculptures, and wall art)

(mirrors, shower surfacing, accessories, casegoods, spa lighting, bathtubs, faucets/fixtures, bath/spa products, showers/enclosures and sinks for bath/spa use)

Health & Wellness
(all product categories)

(leather, non-wovens, upholstery, vinyl, wovens, and fabrics)

(carpet, green floorcoverings, luxury vinyl tile, rugs, tile and stone flooring, and wood flooring)

(casegoods, occasional furniture, and tables)

(ceiling fans, chandeliers, energy-efficient lighting, floor lamps, lighted mirrors, lighting system, overhead lighting, pendants, sconces, and table lamps)

(accessories, ceiling fans, fabrics, fireplaces, furniture, lighting, surfacing materials, and umbrellas/cabanas for outdoor use)

(bar seating, dining/banquet seating, guest room/lounge seating, non-upholstered seating, task seating, and upholstered seating)

(all product categories)

(fabric wallcoverings, green wallcoverings, laminate wallcoverings, mosaics, murals, paint, vinyl wallcoverings, and wall panels, wallpaper)

Window Treatments
(draperies, shades)

(If your product doesn’t fit in a category above put it in “other” if necessary we will move it to the appropriate category or it will be judged against the entries in the “other” category. Product examples: bedding/beds, energy-saving technology, sound systems, TVs, signage)


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