Dallas, TX | January 19, 2017

Entry Instructions

All manufacturers and marketers of housewares products exhibiting at the Dallas Market Center are invited to enter designs that meet the below criteria.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Product must be introduced to Market between February 28, 2016 and January 2017
  • Only housewares products currently exhibited in permanent or temporary showroom space at Dallas Market Center are eligible to enter
  • Participants must be current, and in good standing, permanent or temporary exhibitors at Dallas Market Center
  • Employees of Dallas Market Center® and their families are ineligible to participate in nor receive any prize covered herein

Entry Fee: $50/Entry or $100/Three Entries*

* The first six exhibitors to enter three submissions will be featured on a special Gourmet Gold Housewares Shelf Talk Page in Gourmet Insider Magazine.

Entry Deadline: November 29, 2016

Submit My Entry Form



A jury of three industry professionals will evaluate each product on innovation, user-friendliness and visual appeal. Pre-judging will take place in December where judges will review the product descriptions, information and images submitted with each online entry.
Product testing and judging will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market.

Judging Instructions:

  • Products must be shipped to the Dallas Market Center and received by December 15, 2016. (See entry form for shipping details)
  • Product must be in original, consumer packaging
  • Products will be returned to the manufacturer showroom or rep showroom that represents the product at Dallas Market Center

Product Submission Deadline: December 15, 2016


60% Innovation
20% User-Friendliness
20% Visual Appeal

Awards Ceremony

Winners will be announced during the Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5pm at Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market.

Winners Marketing Package

  • Award trophy for display opportunities
  • Press release mention
  • Social media mention
  • List of winners will be published in Gourmet Insider
  • Onsite signage during market
  • Complimentary event photos
  • Winners logo for promotional use
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