HVP Innovation Showcase Entry Process

Published:  19 December, 2017

What it is and how it works

The HVP Innovation Showcase is a competition designed to highlight some of the most innovative products available on the market.

Winners will be judged by an expert and independent panel of judges, who will evaluate entries on criteria relating to innovation.

The winners will be announced in the May issue of HVP.

Winners will also be invited to demo their products at PHEX+ at Alexandra Palace, London - 20-21 June 2018.

How to enter

Any products put forward for inclusion MUST have been launched in 2017 and MUST be commercially available, rather than prototypes.

Entrants should provide up to 500 words as part of their submission. Their entry should explain why should their product should be nominated for inclusion in the Showcase, together with images of the product and any installation video or guide.

Judges will be evaluating how entries demonstrate real innovation, with an emphasis on ease of installation, energy efficiency, product excellence and meeting the needs of the end user.

The entry period will run 10 January – 23 February 2018 inclusive. 

All entries should be submitted to HVP Editor Joe Dart on j.dart@hgluk.com


We've recruited an expert panel of judges for the Innovation Showcase with an immense amount of combined experience, which they will apply to choose only the best and most innovative products released in 2017.

The confirmed 2017 HVP Innovation Showcase judges are:

Charlie Mullins (@PimlicoPlumbers) - founder of Pimlico Plumbers

Peter Booth (@pbplumber) - award-winning engineer and social media giant

Paul Hull (@PaulRHull) - founder of Gas Safety Superheroes

Hattie Hasan (@HattieHasan) - founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers

Raff Agalliu (@OnTapTweets) - founder and co-Director of On Tap Plumbers

Terms & conditions

The competition is open to product manufacturers and agents working on their behalf.

The entry period will end on 23 February 2018 and no entries after this time will be accepted. The prize is as stated and no alternative, substitute or upgrade will be given.

Winners will be required to demo their winning product on the HVP Innovation Showcase stand at PHEX+, held at Alexandra Palace, London on 20-21 June 2018. A member of staff will need to present throughout the entirety of PHEX+ to man their product display.

By entering the competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and all instructions set out above. 

The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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