Only new products exhibited at the HPBExpo and created for sale in the year
2016 are eligible. Products previously shown at an HPBExpo are not
existing product previously exhibited do not qualify.
There are 16 categories including one special
award in which products may be entered. In each category, a winner and two
will be selected.* In addition, two Best-in-Show winners will be selected:
Best-in-Show - Hearth Products, and Best-in-Show - Outdoor Room Products.
Vesta judges are selected from the ranks of retailers, distributors,
designers, laboratory scientists, affiliate leaders and other industry
*Judges have the discretion not to declare a winner, or finalists, if
they believe there is nothing truly innovative in the category entries.
The Art of Fire -
A product whose primary attribute is Art rather than heat; includes both
indoor and outdoor products.