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Overview

The Nightingale Awards honor new healthcare and contract (non-residential) products that are exhibited at the HEALTHCARE DESIGN EXPO + CONFERENCE in November 2018 and were introduced to the U.S. market after November 2017 and were not judged in previous Nightingale Awards. Presented by Contract and Healthcare Design magazines in partnership with the Center for Health Design and HEALTHCARE DESIGN EXPO + CONFERENCE, The Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing. 

This competition is open only to companies that are exhibitors during the HEALTHCARE DESIGN EXPO + CONFERENCE, November 10-13, 2018, at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona. 

No prototypes. Manufacturers must be able to ship/deliver/install products entered in the 2018 Nightingale Awards by May 1, 2019.

Entry Fees.  The competition fee is $475.00 per entry. Up to 4 entries from each manufacturer are allowed. Payment is by credit card online through Emerald Expositions' PayPal account, as publisher of Contract & Healthcare Design. 

Each manufacturer is limited to FOUR ENTRIES ONLY. To enter, each entrant must submit a completed entry form at https://nightingaleawards.secure-platform.com/a, which includes a product description, and responds to the criteria questions presented, not to exceed 250 words per criteria question. Up to three images images of each product entered are to be submitted in low-resolution for digital review by the jury; and up to three high-resolution for the award-winners digital presentation on Monday morning, and for print use in the magazines. 

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Each entry must be the work or property of the Contest entrant/manufacturer. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted products and images are the property of the entrant, that the products and images do not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the products or images.

NIGHTINGALE AWARDS PRODUCT CATEGORIES (16)

  1. ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS: Clinical    
  2. ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS: Non-Clinical
  3. CARPET 
  4. FABRICS & TEXTILES
  5. FLOORING: HARD-SURFACE
  6. FLOORING: RESILIENT
  7. FURNITURE: CLINICIAN SUPPORT
  8. FURNITURE COLLECTIONS (non-seating)
  9. LIGHTING
  10. SEATING: CONFERENCE 
  11. SEATING: GUEST/LOUNGE
  12. SEATING: PATIENT
  13. SIGNAGE & WAYFINDING
  14. SURFACING MATERIALS
  15. TECHNOLOGY-INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS
  16. WINDOW SHADING & TREATMENTS

Images: Both low-resolution and high-resolution images are required.

Upload up to three (3) low-resolution .jpg images of 1,500 pixels minimum both width and depth for digital viewing by the judges.

A rectangular box will appear to label images:

Category_Mfg. Name_ProductName.jpg

Upload up to three (3) high-resolution .jpg  images in a MINIMUM of 3,000 pixels in the SMALLER dimension for use in BOTH the award-winners digital presentation and printed publications.

A rectangular box will appear to label images:

Category_Mfg. Name_ProductName.jpg

These Official Rules describe the manner in which the Contest will be conducted.  Please read these Official Rules carefully as they contain important information about how the Contest will be conducted, including eligibility to enter, deadline dates for entry, and rules regarding Contest submissions. 

CONTEST DEADLINES

The Contest begins  Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.

The Contest closes  Monday, October 22, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

All entries must be received by the deadline; no extensions will be offered.  

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Open to exhibitors at the HEALTHCARE DESIGN Expo who are product manufacturers.  Entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry and a legal resident in the 50 U.S. states or Washington DC.   All products must have been introduced to the market after the close of the November 2017 Nightingale Awards and HEALTHCARE DESIGN Expo + Conference. Please complete a separate digital entry form for each category entered. 

Please go to https://nightingaleawards.secure-platform.com/a to enter, respond to criteria questions, upload your product submission photos and labels, and pay the entry fees.

Employees of Sponsor and each of its affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such individuals, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter. CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

JUDGES &  JUDGING CRITERIA

A qualified judging panel of healthcare interior designers and facilities executives not affiliated with the Sponsor will evaluate entries on the basis of the criteria: contribution to the quality of healthcare; functionality; quality/durability; aesthetics/style; environmental sustainability; and pricing. The judges will preview all entries digitally from October 29 to November 10. The judges will work in two to three teams and will visit exhibit booths during exhibitor set-up hours on Sunday, November 11th, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm to examine/judge the actual products and ask questions of the manufacturers. Because time for judging is limited, each exhibitor must designate one person prepared to guide jurors to the product and answer questions. This person MUST be available at your booth until judging is completed. A maximum of 12 minutes will be allowed for product presentation.  The jury will evaluate and assign Gold, Silver, Innovation, and Best of Competition Awards. The decisions of the judges are final.

Judging Times on Sunday, November 11, 2018:

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.              ALL Booths           

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.               Juror Lunch & Finalist deliberation

1:45 p.m.-2:15  p.m.                  Finalists for Best of Competition Nightingale Award

Finalists are the three-to-four top-scoring products overall. All juror teams and members wil return to the expo floor to review the finalists. 

AWARDS/PRIZES

There are no monetary prizes. Selected winners are eligible for a Gold Award, Silver Award, or Innovation Award, and one will receive the overall Best of Competition Award. Winner signage will be distributed for use in the exhibitor booths, so exhibit attendees will know the product is a winner. Digital Awards, certificates, and logos in low-resolution and high-resolution will be delivered at the close of the Awards ceremony via e-mail to the marketing manager or person who completed the entry form. The winner may digitally distribute the certificates and logos, post them to digital and printed product literature, to web sites, press releases, social media and any communications methods used to convey the product is a Nightingale award-winner. Winners will receive editorial coverage in the December issue of Contract and Healthcare Design magazines, and in the Center for Health Design’s promotions and notices.

The Nightingale Awards will be managed by Eileen McMorrow, Director, The Nightingale Awards (and The Best of NeoCon), on behalf of Healthcare Design and Contract magazines.

The Nightingale Awards Competition’s Team (directed by McMorrow) will answer questions posted to: nightingaleawards@gmail.com.

Phone calls to 973.509.7277

Nightingale Entrants should plan to attend The Center for Health Design Awards, The Nightingale Awards and Changemaker Keynote Presentation in the Ballroom TBA in the Phoenix Convention Center on Monday, November 12, 8:00 – 9:30 am

Provide the name, title, cell no. of person attending the awards presentation on the entry form.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please click here to review full Terms & Conditions.

WINNERS' LIST

The winners will be posted to the websites for: Contract  or Healthcare Design after November 12, 2018, after winner notification/Awards presentation.

SPONSOR

The sponsor of The Nightingale Awards is Emerald Expositions, LLC, 31910 Del Obispo, Suite 200, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, publisher of Contract and Healthcare Design magazines.