Kitchen Design Challenge

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Unveil Your Exceptional Design

Bring your boldest design vision to life during the upcoming 2019-2020 Kitchen Design Challenge. Simply sign up below to be notified upon design contest launch, May 2019.

Below are guidelines to help you prepare your entry for the upcoming design competition. Official rules will be posted once contest entry portal is live.

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Entry Guidelines


  • Open to professional designers, architects, builders, remodelers and kitchen dealers.
  • Individual, team and company entries will be accepted.
  • NO limit to the number of eligible kitchen entries that can be submitted.

The Kitchen Design:

  • The kitchen design must include at least three Thermador appliances.
  • All design and construction must be fully completed within the contest period of January 1, 2017 through April 30, 2020.

Entries Must Include All Of The Following:

  • A headshot of the entrant.
  • A minimum of three high-resolution photographs of the completed kitchen design in .jpg or .tiff format and at least 300dpi in resolution and no smaller than approximately 11 x 17 inches in size. We encourage professional photography to showcase your exceptional design.
  • A written narrative describing your kitchen design.

National Winners

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Relive The Wins, With the Designers You Love.

View highlights from previous challenges and watch exclusive interviews from past Kitchen Design Challenge winners here.

Hear From Our Winners

KDC National Winner Marc Thee

Marc Thee

National Grand Prize Winner, Contemporary Design

"This client is accustomed to luxury throughout their lives, so we incorporated unique, custom details for a flawless, yet low-maintenance look."

KDC National Winner Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson

Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson

National First Place Winner, Contemporary Design

"With a constant stream of family and guests stopping by, this kitchen had to be not only beautiful, but durable, user-friendly, and functional for entertaining."

KDC National Winner Constance Riik

Constance Riik

National Grand Prize Winner, Transitional Design

"Although the home is a rather formal Georgian style, the client enjoys casual entertaining and wanted to incorporate a large island to create a welcome and open space for friends and family."

KDC National Winner Susan Jurenko

Susan Jurenko

National First Place Winner, Transitional Design

"This house is a 'destination' house where guests look forward to enjoying the space and its amenities. The design needed to address a focus on entertaining while accomodating a busy family of six."

KDC National Winner Samuel Furr

Samuel Furr

National Grand Prize Winner, Best Use of Freedom® Refrigeration

"Like a good recipe, all of the unique individual ingredients in this kitchen come together to form something truly magical; a sort of culinary alchemy."

KDC National Winner Tammy Coulter

Tammy Coulter

National First Place Winner, Best Use of Freedom® Refrigeration

"Our clients wanted a comfortable, yet beautiful area where their children and family members could hang out. We used panel-ready Freedom® Refrigeration to give the kitchen a nice, clean look."

2016 National Winners

Amy Hendel

Region: Central North/South

Stacia Winkler, Shaun Winkler

Region: Central North/South

Alicia Nicholas

Region: Central North/South

Jane Page Design Group & Cunningham Development

Region: Central North/South

Traci L. Stotts, AIA

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Jim Deen

Region: Mid-Atlantic

David Decker

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Joe Monroe Currie, Karen Kalicka

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Larry Fischer

Region: New York/New England

Glenn Meader (Good Life New England)

Region: New York/New England

Zak Yossry

Region: New York/New England

Bryan Eastman

Region: Southeast

Claire Paquin

Region: New York/New England

Emily Clark

Region: Distributor

Matthew Quinn

Region: Southeast

Eric E. Parlin, CKD

Region: Southwest

Jackson Huggins, Jacques LeBlanc

Region: Southwest

Shane Harr

Region: Southwest

Adrien Winger

Region: Southwest

Elma Yvette Gardner, CMKBD, CID

Region: Distributor

Vaso Peritos

Region: Distributor

Catherine Bigler

Region: Distributor

Barbara Preston

Region: Distributor

Moira Daley Design

Region: Central North/South

Amelia Dickson

Region: Southeast

Donna Venegas

Region: Southeast

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Explore Past Challenges

Relive the magic of years past. See more submissions from previous Kitchen Design Challenges