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Jury Announced for Best of NeoCon Competition 2023
NeoCon 2023 is just around the corner (June 12-14), and the show is proud to announce the jury for this year’s edition of the Best of NeoCon Competition. The roster of forward-thinking industry professionals will represent a broad cross-section of the NeoCon community, including members of leading design associations such as ASID, IIDA, AIA, and the premier facility manager organization, IFMA.
The jury features influential designers, architects, specifiers, facility managers, and decision-makers who have a deep understanding of the evolving needs and emerging trends in the commercial design industry.
“Now in its 33rd year, Best of NeoCon continues its tradition of convening a first-rate jury, as evidenced by this year's roster,” notes Best of NeoCon Director Eileen McMorrow.
The selected jurors are respected leaders in a range of industry verticals, from healthcare, hospitality, and education to workplace interiors. This year’s distinguished jury features representatives from reputable firms in design, technology, and enterprise, including Gensler, Studio O+A, NELSON, CannonDesign, Oracle, NBBJ, HOK, SSM Health, and Studio GC, among others. For the full list of jurors, visit the Best of NeoCon website.
“Our jurors, who are actively specifying for projects in commercial verticals, bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the judging process, and their diverse perspectives and insights help us recognize the most innovative and impactful products in the industry,” McMorrow continues.
“We have a mix of veteran jurors and new jurors who will work together to maintain the institutional wisdom of Best of NeoCon while also bringing fresh perspectives. I look forward to seeing all the innovative solutions that this year's jury will recognize as the 2023 Best of NeoCon Award winners."
In the days preceding the show, all jurors gather on-site at THE MART to thoroughly evaluate all Best of NeoCon entries. The jurors are divided into teams and visit all participating showrooms and booths to carefully assess submitted products. This approach affords both the jurors and exhibitors ample time for comprehensive evaluations.
Winners will be unveiled during a live ceremony at THE MART on Monday, June 12, at 7:30AM, preceding the opening of the show. The winning manufacturers will be presented with a distinctive award, crafted by NeoCon partner and renowned graphic design firm Maiarelli Studio.
The awards program recognizes superlative new products in 56 categories spanning workplace, healthcare, hospitality, and education sectors. A complete list of categories is available here. Honors will be awarded for Gold, Silver, Innovation, Sustainability, as well as the singular honor of Best of Competition.
New for 2023, jurors will also consider entries for a Business Impact Award, which will then be judged by a curated group of journalists from leading business publications including Fast Company and Crain’s. Review the 2022 Best of NeoCon Gallery of Winners here.
Exhibitors can submit entries through the Best of NeoCon online portal through May 19, 2023.
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