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We asked all NY NOW registrants to show off their retail spaces by submitting pictures of their in-store designs on Instagram using #NYNDesignChallenge and #Sweepstakes. Twenty-five talented attendees were chosen to win an exclusive breakfast and session at the NY NOW summer 2016 market with HGTV Design Star Winner and host Meg Caswell. Three grand prize winners will also receive gift cards which could pay for show floor purchases!  That’s not all! Attendees had even more chances to win by voting on their favorite designs!

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The drawings:

  • On August 10,  25 finalists were chosen by NY NOW based on votes and invited to a exclusive breakfast and session with HGTV Design Star Winner and host Meg Caswell on August 22
  • On August 10, 5 voters were chosen at random to win cash to spend at the market
  • On August 22, 3 Design Challenge grand prize winners will be chosen by Meg Caswell and announced at the breakfast

The prizes:

Runner’s up

  • 25 Finalists- an exclusive breakfast and education session with HGTV Design Star Winner and host Meg Caswell on August 22 at the Javits Center in NYC

Grand prize winners

  • 5 voters will receive 1 of 5 $100 American Express Gift Cards
  • 3 Design Challenge winners will receive:
    • Third place- $500 American Express Gift Card
    • Second place-  1 $1000 American Express Gift Card
    • First place- 1 $1500 American Express Gift card

Official Rules

*For purposes of entering the Retail Design Challenge, you must register and submit entries by 7/31, but you can continue to enter through 8/7 by registering for NY NOW and voting on submitted entries.