IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - October 04, 2016) - Thermador, the 100-year-young iconic American appliance brand and leader in luxury cooking, is offering designers the chance to earn a cash reward, gain recognition and get published by participating in this year's Kitchen Design Challenge. Open for entries now through January 31, 2017, architects, designers, builders and other trade professionals are invited to submit their favorite kitchen designs featuring Thermador appliances for a chance to win a portion of more than $110,000 in prizes and opportunities for recognition.
"It's hard to believe that we are already more than halfway through this year's Kitchen Design Challenge -- but it's not too late to enter," said Beatriz Sandoval, Director of Brand Marketing, Thermador. "As Thermador commemorates 100 years of innovation, we look forward to keeping the celebration going by recognizing through this contest the many talented professionals who create inspiring Thermador kitchens."
In honor of the brand's milestone 100-year anniversary, this year's Kitchen Design Challenge is continuing the celebration with the biggest challenge to date offering a more extensive prize purse, as well as even more opportunities for participants to win and gain recognition. A grand total of 32 regional winners will be selected, and 24 will receive a cash prize of $1,000. Additionally, eight regional honorable mention winners will win $500 in cash. All regional winners will also receive a trip for two to a Gala Celebration in 2017 where they can continue to compete for high value national prizes:
- National Winners: Best Use of Thermador Refrigeration: The regional winner with the best use of Thermador built-in refrigeration will receive a grand prize of $10,000 cash. One second place winner will receive $5,000 cash.
- National Winners: Contemporary/Modern: The regional winner with the best use of Thermador in a contemporary/modern kitchen design will receive a grand prize of $20,000 cash. One second place winner will receive $10,000 cash.
- National Winners: Traditional/Transitional: The regional winner with the best use of Thermador in a traditional/transitional kitchen design will receive a grand prize of $20,000 cash. One second place winner will receive $10,000 cash.
- National Winners: Designer's Choice: 2 regional winners, one in each of the design categories will be selected by Gala Celebration attendees and will receive $3,500 cash.
All trade professionals are encouraged to enter their most spectacular Thermador kitchens, completed between 2014 and 2016, for a chance to win. There is no limit on the number of entries submitted by a team, company or a single person and all submissions must be entered by January 31, 2017. The contest has no entry fee, and participants may visit www.thermador.com/designcontest to read the official rules and enter.
In 2016, Thermador celebrates 100 years of introducing innovation that drives performance that leads to timeless design. 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 BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, the third largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. For more information, visit www.thermador.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at: www.facebook.com/thermador, @Thermador and @ThermadorHome, respectively. For Thermador customer service, call 1-800-735-4328.
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