The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show

March 2–4, 2025 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show
March 2—4 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia)


All products submitted for the New Product Showcase and for a gia must be new to the Inspired Home Show – not previously shown at the International Home + Housewares Show. The product is not required to be in-market and prototypes are acceptable. Enter products by the deadline, January 25, to be considered for an Award.

Categories include:

  • Bath + Personal Care
  • Cleaning
  • Cook + Bakeware
  • Home Décor + Gifts
  • Home Organization + Storage
  • Household + Home Electrics
  • Kitchen Electrics
  • Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery
  • Kitchenware
  • Personal Electrics
  • Pet Products
  • Smart Home Products
  • Sustainable Products
  • Tabletop

​Judges Will Evaluate Submissions According To The Following 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.