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Nightingale Product Design Awards


 

Sponsored by Contract  magazine in conjunction with The Center for Health Design and Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, the Nightingale Product Design Awards recognize the best new products exhibited at the annual Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.

The Nightingale Awards honor new products that are exhibited at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in November. Presented by Healthcare Design and Contract in partnership with The Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing. 
 
Named in honor of Florence Nightingale, and initiated by Contract magazine’s editors and The Center for Health Design’s founders in 1990, the Nightingale Awards recognize products that are juried by seasoned healthcare design professionals and healthcare facility managers. The jury makes selections based on the product’s contribution to a healing environment, functionality, quality and durability, aesthetics and style, pricing, and innovation. To evaluate the entries, jurors visit the exhibitors’ booths before the show floor opens at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference to examine the products in person and ask questions of the manufacturers as well.

Purpose: To recognize excellence and innovation in healthcare product design.

Who Can Enter: Product manufacturers exhibiting at the annual Healthcare Design Expo & Conference held each November.

Recognition: In addition to being recognized during an official awards ceremony at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, winners also receive coverage in Contract magazine and personalized glass awards.

Entry Criteria: Submitted products must be new healthcare and contract (non-residential) products introduced to the U.S. market since November 2016 and must not have been entered in previous Nightingale Awards competitions. This competition is open only to companies exhibiting during the Healthcare Design Conference 2018, November 10-13, 2018, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ. Prototypes are not eligible. Each manufacturer is limited to a total of four entries. A jury of design professional reviews entrants based on the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the healing environment
  • Functionality
  • Quality and durability
  • Aesthetics and style
  • Pricing
  • Innovation

Product Categories:

  • Architectural Products: Clinical (i.e.: headwalls)
  • Architectural Products: Non-Clinical (i.e.: drains; hardware)
  • Art & Fine Art Solutions
  • Carpet (a collection is a single entry)
  • Fabrics & Textiles (a collection is a single entry)
  • Flooring: Hard-Surface & Resilient
  • Furniture Collections (Non-Seating)
  • Lighting
  • Seating: Conference
  • Seating: Guest/Lounge
  • Seating: Patient
  • Signage & Wayfinding
  • Surfacing Materials
  • Technology Support
  • Walls: Movable
  • Window Shading & Treatments

Recognition: In addition to being recognized during an official awards ceremony at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, winners also receive coverage in Contract magazine and personalized glass awards.

Click here to view the 2018 winners

Click here to view the 2017 winners

Click here to view the 2016 winners

Click here to view the 2015 winners 


If you have questions regarding this competition, please contact Eileen McMorrow at nightingaleawards@gmail.com or 973.509.7277.