Ireland's Kitchen Trade Awards 2018-19

Sponsored by Dekton by Cosentino
Dekton by Cosentino

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

The evening celebrates the fantastic talent we have on the island of Ireland and is a great opportunity to award those at the top of their profession from kitchen designers, retailers to suppliers as well as recognising an individual who has 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 will be 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 will be taking this into account and will 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?

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 is now open and will close at midday on Friday 17th August 2018. An email will be sent confirming receipt of all applications. Any material submitted – photographs etc, will be retained by IKTG.

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 begins as soon as the deadline passes. This will involve a different approach for each element of the awards process. Once the finalists are selected, they will be 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 date within this week will be confirmed. Showroom visits for the showroom category finalists will subsequently be arranged.

When will the winners be announced?

All finalists plus a guest will be invited to attend our black tie Gala Awards evening taking place at the Titanic Belfast on Friday 30th November 2018. All winners will be announced on the night by our celebrity host. Each category winner will be 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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