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The Vesta Awards program was created in 2001 by Hearth & Home magazine to recognize and honor manufacturers for their innovation in product design and/or technology.

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Judging will take place on Thursday, March 12. The Vesta Awards Ceremony will begin at 4:45PM on Friday, March 13, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Winners and finalists will be featured in Hearth & Home’s April issue. Now in its 20TH year, the Vesta Awards are a respected and prestigious part of the HPBExpo.

New Orleans, LA

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Only new products exhibited at the HPBExpo and created for sale in the year 2020 are eligible.
Products previously shown at an HPBExpo are not eligible.
Changes or additions to an existing product previously exhibited do not qualify.
You must have a working, full-sized model of your product at your booth at the time of judging.


There are 16 categories including one special award in which products may be entered.
In each category, a winner and two finalists 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 members.

*Judges have the discretion not to declare a winner, or finalists,
if they believe there is nothing truly innovative in the category entries.