Ireland's Kitchen Trade Awards 2018-19

Sponsored by Cosentino

The sixth Ireland’s Kitchen Trade Awards evening sponsored by Cosentino took place on Friday 30th November 2018 at a black tie event in Titanic Belfast.

The evening celebrated the fantastic talent we have on the island of Ireland and awarded those at the top of their profession from kitchen designers, retailers to suppliers as well as recognising an individual who made an important impression on the industry in the lifetime achievement category.

What are the award categories?

There are eight award categories. Of these eight, seven are open entry awards that focus on the design and business areas of the kitchen industry in Ireland.

  • Contemporary Design Project up to £25/€30K
  • Contemporary Design Project over £25/€30K
  • Classic Design Project up to £25/€30K
  • Classic Design Project over £25/€30K
  • Top Retailer of the Year
  • Retail Showroom of the Year
  • Supplier of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Who are the awards open to?

All kitchen retailers, suppliers and manufacturers based on the island of Ireland. We are firm believers that each and every kitchen business, no matter what the size, plays their part in the bigger picture of the industry in Ireland. An independent and impartial judging panel take this into account and assess each award accordingly, dependent on the resources of each particular entrant. As well as the design and business categories there is also the Lifetime Achievement Award and nominations are invited for this category.

How do I enter?

Entry is now closed. Once you have selected which category/categories you wish to enter, you’ll need to register. Entrants must answer ALL of the questions specific to their category, as well as supplying high-resolution images (300dpi) with their submission. Entry is free of charge.

How long have I got?

The entry process closed at midday on Friday 17th August 2018.

Where do I send my entry?

  • Email:
  • Post:
    Ireland’s Kitchen Trade Awards, PO BOX 42, Bangor, County Down BT19 7AD
    Ashgrove House, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin.
  • All category questions must be answered and accompanied with high-resolution images (posted entries must include images that are both printed and supplied on disc or memory stick). Any entry which does not include all required criteria will not be considered for judging.

What is the judging process?

The process of judging each entry began as soon as the deadline passed. This involved a different approach for each element of the awards process. Once the finalists were selected, they were required to attend a Belfast hotel week beginning 8th October 2018 for a 15 minute presentation to the judges. The design and business category finalists presentation also took place in this week. Showroom visits for the showroom category finalists were arranged.

When will the winners be announced?

The sixth Ireland’s Kitchen Trade Awards evening sponsored by Cosentino took place on Friday 30th November 2018 at a black tie event in Titanic Belfast. Each category winner was presented with a specially commissioned trophy by Irish designer and maker Kate Oram. kateoram.com

Finalist’s entry materials will be used in subsequent issues of IKTG, during the awards ceremony and in event promotional material. Copyright clearance for these uses should be secured before including pictures, plans or other material in support of entries. Any financial information submitted for entry purposes will remain confidential.

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Ireland's Kitchen Trade Awards will return in 2020!