sustainabilty Display

sustainability: design for a better world®
Sunday, August 11 – Wednesday, August 14, Javits Center

Environmentally-conscious and socially-responsible products and producers from around the world will be showcased in a special display, curated and installed by Ilene Shaw of Shaw & Co! Productions. The exhibit will spotlight global home and lifestyle suppliers products, production processes and business practices are eco-friendly and socially responsible. 

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Enter here. Extended Deadline: June 28, 2019

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destination:new Display

Sunday, August 11 – Wednesday, August 14

The destination:new display will highlight products new to the market as of March 1, 2019. Open to all exhibitors.  If you are a current exhibitor and have a new product introduction, you are invited to participate. All submitted products must be new to the market as of March 1, 2019, in order to be eligible for consideration. PARTICIPATION IS FREE, but you must formally enter your submission, and specify one product for display. A single entry should represent no more than one single item or one set of items packaged together for retail sale.  The product choices are subject to review and discretion of the display designer. 

Enter here. Extended Deadline: June 28, 2019

NY NOW’s “Best Exclusive Launch” Award

Participants in the destination:new product display that launch a product exclusively at NY NOW will be eligible for NY NOW’s “Best Exclusive Launch” Award.

Criteria for consideration: Exhibitors must be selected as part of the destination: new product display and meet the required criteria of the display. The product being considered must also be launching exclusively for the first time at NY NOW’s summer 2019 market and be new to the marketplace as of March 1, 2019.

Winner selection: 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 www.nynow.com as well as on NY NOW’s social media channels and through a press release.

Best New Products Awards

NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards

NY NOW “Best New Product” Awards recognize and celebrate the exceptional offerings from exhibitors across the market.


  • Exhibitors are invited to submit one (1) product for consideration in the section that they are exhibiting.
  • All submitted products must be new to the market as of March 1, 2019.
  • 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).

Winner selection: Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts and members of the media and Ten Finalists will be selected for each section after visiting each qualifying exhibitor’s booth to see the products first-hand. Of the pre-submitted entries, one winner will be selected from each section within the HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE Collections.


Deadline: July 9, 2019

Once you have completed entering all of your information, please be sure to click “save and finalize” to indicate that your entry is finished. If “save and finalize” is not clicked by the entry deadline, the entry will not be considered for a Best New Product Award and any Incomplete entries will be discarded. For any questions regarding the awards program or about your submission, please reach out to the NY NOW marketing team at sandra.kehoe@emeraldexpo.com.

Accent on Design® Awards

The Accent on Design® Awards will once again return to NY NOW and 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 www.nynow.com as well as on NY NOW’s social media channels and through a press release.

Displays Provide Merchandising Ideas and Inspiration

Gift Show Exhibits Offer Trend Insights

NY NOW's special displays showcase the latest trends in color and design, as well as emerging consumer trends, such as sustainability and American-made products. Curated by industry experts, NY NOW's themed exhibits showcase the very best in gift and home products, in exceptionally merchandised vignettes. NY NOW's product awards spotlight the most innovative new home and lifestyle products in multiple categories and themes. More than 50 products are designated as award winners by panels of trade and consumer editors and industry experts, as well as by popular vote conducted via online balloting. Exhibitor participation is free for these displays and awards, but pre-registration is required for most.

NY NOW's popular sustainability: design for a better world® exhibit showcases the best in eco-friendly and socially-responsible design. Ilene Shaw of Shaw+Co curates exhibitor submissions and selects products which are both well-designed and responsibly produced – some by wind power, some by hydro-electricity, some by hand using ages-old techniques and others by indigenous artisans working in Fair-Trade conditions.

NY NOW’s destination: new display highlights products new to the market as of September 1, 2018. This is open to all exhibitors.

Our Best New Product Awards recognizes the exceptional offerings across the market. From hundreds of exhibitor submissions, a panel of trade and consumer editors select winners from nine of the sections within the HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE collections, as well as one “best of market” distinction. The Eco Choice Awards, determine winners in three categories: Most Innovative, Most Sellable and Most Sensitive Use of Materials based off the sustainability exhibit.

Independent panels of experts – whether designers, retailers or manufacturers – determine winners of two other awards. The Accent on Design Awards, recognize excellence in product and booth design in categories including Best Product, Best Collection, Best Booth and more. The Accent on Design Bloggers’ Choice Awards recognize individual products that select bloggers and taste-makers deem to be the “next big thing.”

Beyond product and exhibitor awards, NY NOW also is a proud sponsor of Gifts & Decorative Accessories annual Retailer Excellence Awards, taking place each Summer market, which recognizes excellence in four retail categories – visual merchandising, store design, marketing achievement and store events – as well as individual achievement with Rep of the Year and Rising Star awards.

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