IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 23, 2014) - Thermador, the American luxury kitchen appliance brand that offers real innovations for real cooks, urges designers, builders, and architects to enter their best examples of Thermador kitchens in the Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge by March 1, 2014. This is an opportunity not to be missed for trade professionals: the brand will give away $100,000 in prizes for the most stunning kitchens completed in 2012 or 2013 that feature Thermador appliances. Because Thermador wants to celebrate the most incredible kitchens designed over the two-year period, the number of entries that a single person or firm can submit is limitless.
"It is hard to believe the entry deadline for the Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge is nearly here; we are eagerly looking forward to reviewing the many stunning submissions," said Zach Elkin, director, brand marketing, for Thermador. "With this competition, Thermador is proud to recognize the trade professionals who have done an outstanding job bringing innovation, creativity and expertise to kitchen design."
Following the highly successful 2010-2011 Kitchen Design Challenge, this year's contest has expanded to include a larger prize purse, and more opportunities to win. The field of regional winners will be doubled to 16, and the contest has been opened to include design firms rather than only individual designers as in years past.
- The 16 regional winners will consist of two from each of the contest's six regions, and four from any region for best use of built-in refrigeration
- Each of the 16 regional winners will receive a $2,500 cash prize and an expense-paid trip for two to Southern California to attend an exclusive award gala hosted at the Thermador Experience & Design Center
- Five national winners will be selected from the 16: a winner and a runner-up in each of the contest's design categories, as well as a national winner for best use of refrigeration
- The five national winners will divide a grand prize package of $60,000 in prize money
Entries may only consist of kitchens featuring Thermador appliances and must have been completed in 2012 or 2013. The contest has no entry fee, and participants can visit http://www.thermador.com/designcontest2013/ to read the official rules and enter. Entry forms may also be downloaded from the Thermador website or obtained from local Thermador dealers.
The contest is open now through March 1, 2014. The winners will be announced June 30, 2014, with the awards event taking place in fall 2014.
Thermador has been providing real innovations for real cooks for nearly 100 years. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering culinary enthusiasts to be their best through continuous innovation breakthroughs - from the world's first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner to the Freedom® Induction Cooktop, the first full-surface induction appliance, and the Freedom® Collection, the first modular built-in fresh food, freezer and wine preservation columns.
Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. For more information, visit www.thermador.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/thermador and @Thermador, respectively. For Thermador customer service, call 1-800-735-4328.