Only new products exhibited at the HPBExpo and created for sale in the year
2013 are eligible. Products previously shown at an HPBExpo are not
existing product previously exhibited do not qualify.
There are 17 categories including two special awards 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
*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.
The Green Award -
One for all three industries; products considered for The Green Vesta
Award should be innovative and outstanding in one or more categories listed
in the Green Award Rules.
Green Award Rules for more information.)