Welcome to Connected Design’s first annual Design Meets Tech Award program! We are looking to recognize some of the most innovative smart home products on the market.

Winners will be picked by our editorial team and the winners will receive their award at KBIS in Las Vegas on January 31. 

So how do the Design Meets Tech Awards work?


First, there’s the call for nominations, which is open now! There is no limit to the number of nominations that an individual (or company) can submit, but there are some rules we’d like you to adhere to:

  1. The nomination should represent an individual product.  Products in a series or line can all be nominated, but there should be a separate nomination for each individual product.  It is in a company’s best interest to have their best-of-the-best product represented.
  2. Nominations should emphasize how the product is innovative, helps drive sales, and entices consumers to experience it in person.
  3. Only fully completed nomination forms will be eligible for consideration.
  4. The categories that you see below are subject to change based on the number of nominations received. The Connected Design editors will make all final decisions regarding categories.
  5. Submission Deadline: All completed entries must be received no later than 11:45 pm PST on November 30th, 2022.
  6. Special early bird pricing will run until November 1st, 2022 at $599 per product. From November 1st, 2022 until November 30th, 2022, it will be $649 per product.
The winners in each of the award categories will be notified by the editors of Connected Design. They will be recognized during KBIS 2023 in January.

*All subject to change based on nominations