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press Release

NY NOW® Opens Submissions for the “Best New Product” and “Best Exclusive Launch” Awards
All Winter 2016 Market Exhibitors with Qualifying Products are Invited to Submit for these FREE Award Opportunities


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NY NOW® OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR THE “BEST NEW PRODUCT” AND “BEST EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH” AWARDS
All Winter 2016 Market Exhibitors with Qualifying Products are Invited to Submit for these FREE Award Opportunities

White Plains, NY, December 3, 2015 — Submissions are now being accepted for the “Best Exclusive Launch” and “Best New Product” Awards at the winter 2016 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. Both opportunities are FREE to participate and open to ALL winter 2016 market exhibitors that meet the criteria for each award.

The winter 2016 edition of NY NOW will take over the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City with three comprehensive collections, encompassing 100,000 products in hundreds of product categories. The Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design sections of the HANDMADE Collection will open on Saturday, January 30 and close on Tuesday, February 2. The HOME and LIFESTYLE Collections, and the Artisan Resource® section of the HANDMADE Collection, will open on Sunday, January 31, and close on Wednesday, February 3.

“NY NOW’s exhibitors are among the most talented and innovative in the industry, and we want to recognize them for their creative and outstanding work,” said Randi Mohr, Co-Director and Vice President, NY NOW. “NY NOW’s ‘Best New Product’ and ‘Best Exclusive Launch’ Awards will shine a spotlight on the standout products across the market and we encourage all of our exhibitors to submit for consideration!”

NY NOW’s “Best Exclusive Launch” Award
NY NOW’s “Best Exclusive Launch” Award will recognize a standout product that is making its official debut exclusively at the winter 2016 market. To be considered, exhibitors must be selected as part of the Destination: NEW product display and meet the required criteria of the display. The deadline to submit for Destination: NEW is December 4, 2015. For more information, NY NOW exhibitors can visit the Awards webpage or submit directly for consideration here.

The winner of the “Best Exclusive Launch” Award will be selected onsite at NY NOW. The winner will be announced before the conclusion of the market on nynow.com as well as on NY NOW’s social media channels and through a press release.

NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards
For the first time, NY NOW has unified its popular “Best New Product” Awards under one program to recognize and celebrate the exceptional offerings from exhibitors across the market! Of the pre-submitted entries, one winner will be selected from nine of the sections within the HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE Collections. Categories will include:

HOME Collection
–     Home Furnishings + Textiles
–     Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares
LIFESTYLE Collection
–     Baby + Child
–     Gift
–     Personal Accessories
–     Personal Care + Wellness
HANDMADE Collection
–     Handmade® Designer Maker
–     Handmade® Global Design
–     Artisan Resource

All NY NOW exhibitors are encouraged to submit, but all entries must meet the following criteria in order to be considered:
–     Exhibitors may submit one (1) product for consideration in the section that they
are exhibiting.
–     All submitted products must be new to the market as of September 1, 2015.
–     Products must be completely new introductions. They cannot be re-introductions
or color/material changes to existing products.
–     A single entry represents no more than one single item or one set of items
packaged together for retail sale (items cannot be sold separately).

The deadline for submission is December 15, 2015. For more information on how to submit products, exhibitors can visit the Awards webpage or submit directly for consideration here.

Winners of the “Best New Product” Awards will be determined onsite at the market as judged by a panel of industry experts and members of the media after visiting each qualifying exhibitor’s booth to see the products first-hand. Winners will be announced on NY NOW’s website (nynow.com) and social media channels, as well as through a press release before the conclusion of the winter 2016 market.

In addition, the Accent on Design® Awards will recognize excellence in design and innovation. Winners are selected by the Accent on Design selection committee based on creativity, ingenuity, innovation, function, originality and design. Winners will be selected onsite at NY NOW and will be announced before the conclusion of the market on nynow.com as well as on NY NOW’s social media channels and through a press release.

For more information about NY NOW, please visit nynow.com.

About NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift
The winter 2016 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW features three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE – that encompass 100,000 products in hundreds of product categories. It will begin on Saturday, January 30 with the HANDMADE collection, which closes on Tuesday, February 2. The HOME, LIFESTYLE and Artisan Resource® collections will run from Sunday, January 31, through Wednesday, February 3. Attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. For more information and to register, visit nynow.com

About Emerald Expositions
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Home and General Merchandise; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury, and Antiques; eCommerce; Photography; Healthcare; Military; and Food. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. For more information on Emerald, please visit emeraldexpositions.com.

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