(gia) excellence in product design

Global Innovation Awards (gia)
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Global Innovation Awards (gia)

Excellence in Product Design

Watch the 2020 gia Awards!

The Global Innovation Awards (gia) Global Honorees and Award Winners will be announced on Thursday, April 23, 2020, during a livestreamed broadcast. RSVP to join the livestream event!

2020 Finalists Have Been Selected!

The Product Design finalists for 2020 have been chosen by a panel of experts that includes designers, retailers and news media. Winners will be announced the Friday before the Show, and at the gia Awards Gala!

Global Innovation Awards (gia)

Excellence in Product Design

The IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for Product Design honors exhibitors’ latest creations and cutting-edge innovations with award recognition, recognizing five finalists in 14 categories. To be considered for a gia Award, products must be entered into the New Product Showcase. Winners are announced prior to the show, with one winner in each category announced during the gia Awards Gala on Saturday, March 14.
Located in the Grand Concourse Lobby

Overview | Criteria | Categories | Winners

View detailed instructions & information before you enter.
For more information you can email Connie Chantos Senior Manager, Trade Development, +1-847-692-0135.
Note: IHA reserves the right to assess and approve entries based on criteria and space.

The Benefits of Showcasing Your Product

New Product Showcases are located inside the limited-access Buyers Clubs—your new product is seen by a captive audience of buyers and media only, and not your competitors. 99% of key U.S. housewares buyers attend the Show, with 80% stating plans to visit the showcases. You also can enjoy additional media exposure as 45% of  participating companies have been featured in print and TV coverage of the show.

Evaluation Criteria

Innovation
Product presents an original concept, employs new technology or materials or offers unique functionality or benefits compared to existing products.

Appearance
Product appearance differentiates an appealing alternative to existing products in form, color, texture or material.

User Benefits
Product demonstrates enhanced functionality and additional user comfort, safety or convenience over existing products.

Ecological Responsibility
Product is distinguished because of the materials or processes used in production, distribution or packaging, because of its impact on user behavior for conserving natural resources, or because of its contribution to improving social conditions.

Market Impact and Positioning
Product offers unique price/value alternative in its market positioning.

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