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Entry guidelines & schedule

The Restaurant & Bar Product Design Awards are open to innovative UK and International products launched in 2016.


What is the cost?

There is a £160 + VAT administration fee for each category that you enter a product into (you can enter a single product into multiple categories, if you wish). There will be an early bird rate of £135 + VAT for entries made before 1st March 2017 and a latecomer fee for entries made after the 2nd May 2017 of £190 + VAT.

Who gets an award?

An award will be given to the winning product in each category as well as the Best Overall UK and Best Overall products.

Which category should I enter?

A product can be entered into as many relevant categories as you wish. A full list of this year's categories is available.

Prepare your work

Make sure all entry materials (text and images) are clear, concise and of the best possible quality. Poor quality visual media will weaken your application.
What you will need:

  1. Full contact details for the designer and then optional additional details for distributor, manufacturer, PR etc.
  2. To have made a decision on which category or categories you wish to enter the product.
  3. Textual content ready to cut and paste in to the relevant boxes. You have up to 400 characters (approximately 60 words), including spaces and punctuation, for each text box:
    • Design brief
    • Design challenges
    • Design results
  4. Between 4 and 10 good quality images of your product. Each image must be JPEG / JPG format and no bigger than 2MB in size. Images should also be no taller or wider than 2,500px. We do not accept images of plans, technical drawings, 3D renderings, CGIs or images that contain people.

Judging criteria

The entries that best meet the judges personal definitions of 'design excellence', will win.

Ensure that you meet deadlines

It is essential that all work is entered in full and on time. Any work that isn't, may be rejected from the competition.

When can I enter?

All entries must be made online. The call for entries opens on the 1st February 2017 and closes on the 16th May 2017.

Wait for the results

Category winners, including the judges' choice of Best Overall Product will be announced on the 16th July 2017.

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards ceremony

In addition to extensive UK and International publicity, the winners will be offered a complimentary invitation to the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards ceremony where they will meet the judges and the UK and world's top Hospitality designers and operators.

A visual display of winning products will be presented at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards ceremony.

I have a query

If you have any questions or encounter any problems with your entry, email us via the contact page.