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Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Announce 2022-2023 Kitchen Design Contest

Madison, WI (3/20/2023)

Fifteenth Kitchen Design Contest Celebrates Thirty Years of Championing the Global Design Community

Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove – the industry leaders in premium refrigeration, cooking, and dishwashing – announce the return of the Kitchen Design Contest, recognizing premier design professionals across the globe for their stunning, innovative kitchen designs.

“For the past thirty years, it has been our great joy and honor to champion the creativity of the global design community through the Kitchen Design Contest,” said Jim Bakke, president and CEO of Sub-Zero Group, Inc. “Contest after contest, we have been continuously inspired by the impressive kitchen designs submitted and the exceptional creators behind them. We are proud to provide a platform for these pioneering professionals and their work to shine and receive the recognition they deserve.”

Free and simple to enter, the Kitchen Design Contest is accessible online at Eligibility for the contest requires that all project design and construction be fully completed within the contest period of January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023. The Kitchen Design Contest will accept entries until 11:59 p.m. Central Time on January 31, 2024.

Contest entries are evaluated anonymously by a panel of seven esteemed judges, each a leader in the industry from disciplines including architecture, interior design, and kitchen design. All are previous Kitchen Design Contest winners and demonstrate passion for exceptional design and dedication to the design community.

The judges will review each design and hand-select the top entries from around the world after the entry period closes in January 2024. Forty-two Professional Finalists and one Student Winner will be announced and will receive a cash prize in spring 2024. Additionally, all Finalists and the Student Winner will win a trip for two to attend the Winners’ Summit and Gala in fall 2024, where thirteen Global Winners will be announced. The exclusive Summit and Gala location will be revealed later this fall.

Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove will award additional cash prizes to first-, second- and third-place global winners in each of the following Kitchen Style design categories: Traditional, Transitional, and Contemporary. Cash prizes will also be awarded to one winner in each of the following categories: Small Space Kitchen, First-Time Entrant, and Best Use Outside of Kitchen.

All professional entrants are required to submit a minimum of one digital/hand drawn floor plan and three color photographs of the completed design. Additional floor plans, elevations and perspective drawings are welcome. Student entrants must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university and are required to submit a rendering of their kitchen design for a hypothetical client. See the official eligibility requirements for all professional categories and student category at

About the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Kitchen Design Contest

Since its inception in 1993, the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Kitchen Design Contest has become a coveted win in the residential home design industry, recognizing kitchen designers, architects, residential designers, interior designers, builders, remodelers, landscape designers, landscape architects, and students for advancing outstanding kitchen design. For 30 years and 14 contests, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove has celebrated over 14,000 designs and promoted nearly 800 design professionals as part of the company’s Kitchen Design Contest.

For more information on the Kitchen Design Contest, including the contest timeline, official rules, judging panel, awards and prizes, please visit

About Sub-Zero Group, Inc.

Sub-Zero Group, Inc., headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, manufactures best-in-class appliance brands Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove. Founded in 1945, Sub-Zero Group, Inc. is the leading American-based manufacturer of refrigeration, freezer, and wine storage products. Sub-Zero, the preservation specialist, pioneered the concept of dual refrigeration, ensuring that food stays fresher longer. With the acquisition of Wolf Range Company in 2000, Sub-Zero Group, Inc. added the industry specialist in residential cooking appliances, with products including ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, warming drawers and ventilation equipment. In 2018, Sub-Zero Group, Inc. launched the Cove brand of dishwashers, the specialist in all things clean. Cove joins Sub-Zero and Wolf, establishing the brands as corporate companions and a complete kitchen family. In its third generation of family ownership, the privately held company also operates manufacturing facilities in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and Goodyear, Arizona. Sub-Zero Group, Inc. is continually recognized for the highest achievements in appliance innovation and customer satisfaction. For more information about Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove, visit or follow us on Facebook @subzerowolf and Instagram @subzeroandwolf. For Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Customer Care, call 800-222-7820.