NKBA University Announces Call for Entries for 2016 Professional of the Year Contest

August 14, 2015

National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced for its Call for Entries for the 2016 NKBA U Professional of the Year, a cross-industry contest hosted by NKBA University that recognizes the best and most driven professionals in the A+D/Building industries. The contest is open to NKBA members and non-members alike, and four finalists will receive an all-expenses-paid trip and VIP pass to KBIS 2016 in Las Vegas to compete in the final round live from NKBA’s Center Stage. The deadline to apply is September 23. 

The second annual contest includes three rounds. In the first round, applicants submit three 250-word essays online detailing how NKBA University or other avenues of professional development have advanced their career, the role professional development will play in their career advancement and why they deserve to be named NKBA U Professional of the year. In the second round, semifinalists will receive a customized NKBA U curriculum and submit a short video explaining how NKBA U courses will advance their career. The videos will be posted to the contest’s landing page for public voting. 

In the final round, four finalists will receive an all-expenses paid VIP trip to KBIS 2016 in Las Vegas and a VIP KBIS pass, which includes access to the show floor, unlimited access to Voices from the Industry presentations and one ticket to attend THE BASH party at the show. At KBIS, the finalists will compete live before a panel of judges and trade show attendees. Immediately following the presentations, the winner will be crowned live.

NKBA U Professional of the Year is open to both NKBA members and non-members, including designers, builders, remodelers, architects, dealers, manufacturers, representatives and retailers. Applications can be submitted at nkba.org/nkbaupro.