The 2016 Dealer Design Awards recognize contractor-oriented products with features that assist in installation, maintenance, and service of installed products to the HVACR industry.

Entry Fee: $50 per product
Deadline: March 28, 2016

A late fee of $150 will be charged to all entries that are received after the deadline.

To Enter

Complete the Entry Form and Contact Information. To get started, click Login

For information or questions about the awards program contact Carrie Cypert or call 248-244-1278
For technical assistance contact Nick Kostora at or call 248-244-6496.

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Judging will be conducted by a panel of independent HVACR contractors. Please remember the judges are individuals taking time from their businesses to judge a large volume of entries. Keep the entries and documentation succinct and to the point. Make it as easy as possible for them to recognize the products' value.

Suggestions for a Better Entry

Be as specific as possible about your product's design features and what they mean to contractors. Remember, in most cases, judges will also be looking at other product entries very similar to yours. Thus merely saying that a product is more "saleable", "reduces installation times," or offers "improved reliability" will not provide the judge with sufficient information to make the product a winner.

If you can document specific improvements that enhance reliability or reduce the time and effort required for installation, maintenance, or service; provide the judges with those details. Write each entry with contractors in mind, as if you were doing an in-person demonstration for them. Consumer-oriented features are not considered when rating the products.

The NEWS reserves the right to reassign a product entry to a more appropriate product category, if necessary.