LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - May 16, 2014) - Pfister, a leading brand of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE: SPB), today announced the start of its 2014 Pfister Custom Faucet Challenge Contest, which illustrates the vast capabilities of PF Custom to take designs from paper to production in a matter of weeks. The competition invites trade designers and architects to submit a unique, original faucet design for the chance to win a $3,000 cash prize, as well as a trip to visit the Pfister headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., where they will further develop their entry with Pfister's world-class Industrial Design team. The contest runs from May 14, 2014 until June 25, 2014. Entries can be submitted at http://apps.facebook.com/faucetdesign.
"The 2014 Pfister Custom Faucet Challenge is the perfect way for us to shine a spotlight on the vast capabilities of PF Custom and its ability to quickly and efficiently design and manufacture custom hospitality projects," said Robert Peters, director of Pfister Hospitality. "We are thrilled to engage the talent of today's many extraordinary designers and architects through this exciting new competition and look forward to the unique faucet designs we know it will foster."
Participants must submit contest entries digitally via the online entry form accessible on http://apps.facebook.com/faucetdesign. Entries may consist of drawings, sketches, images (e.g., images of clay models) and up to 85 words describing the design and its inspiration. The last date for submittals is June 25.
After this deadline, Pfister will review all entries and select 10 semi-finalists. Those semi-finalists will then be displayed on www.pfisterfaucets.com and/or the Pfister Facebook Page for public voting from June 26 to July 25. Valid votes will be counted and the winner announced on www.pfisterfaucets.com and/or the Pfister Facebook Page, within two weeks of the close of voting.
The contest winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize, as well as a trip to visit the Pfister headquarters for further consideration of developing the winning product design. The trip will include:
- round-trip coach-class air transportation for the winner from a major gateway airport nearest to the winner's residence in the continental United States to Lake Forest, Calif.;
- one night's stay at a hotel selected by Pfister;
- taxi transportation from the airport to and from the hotel and Pfister's headquarters, and to the airport for the return flight; and,
- a $200 gift card for food and beverages.
All travel to Pfister headquarters must be completed by Dec. 31, 2014. Certain blackout dates and restrictions may apply.
The final design will be produced in a to-scale physical 3D model for the winner to keep. For more information about Pfister and the 2014 Custom Faucet Challenge, visit www.pfisterfaucets.com or the Pfister Facebook Page.
Pfister is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.
HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands employs over 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.