Celebrating Great Design

At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens we are inspired everyday by the outstanding residential designs our dealers create utilizing both the Bentwood™ and Harmoni™ products. We thought now is the time to recognize, support, and promote the talent within our own national dealer network with the 2023 Kitchen Contest. In addition, we will honor 1 exceptional designer and project as an overall winner who will receive the prestigious Bill Algier Award!

Beloved kitchen designer Bill Algier touched many lives throughout his 30+ yr career at Bentwood, right up to his retirement in 2021. He was a true visionary, with a unique talent for creating beautiful, thoughtful luxury designs. His impact was felt by the clients he worked with as well as our own factory team who took valuable recommendations that helped us grow our product offerings. To honor such a talented friend, we developed the Bill Algier Award as a perfect way to recognize other outstanding dealer professionals.

We want to thank all of the talented kitchen designers within our national dealer network
and encourage you to identify projects that could be a winning project!


Projects can win in any of our six categories. Each category will reward $3,000 to a single project winner. In addition to winning a category, 1 overall winner will also receive the Bill Algier Award and $2,000.
Review the categories below and complete your entry form with your project details.

No limit to contest entries. We ask that no duplicate entries be submitted.



Each category receives a first place winner who takes home $3,000 for his or her project. With six categories, that makes $18,000 total in first place in category awards.

More Wins

You can enter multiple projects in the contest – just make sure they each have a category. You can enter your Harmoni project in its category, and a Bentwood project into its category as well. Multiple categories to win!


In addition to winning one of more categories, 1 overall winner will be chosen to receive the prestigious Bill Algier Award. This is considered “Best in Show” and comes with a $2,000 award, making the total award purse $20,000!


Contest Submission Begins 1/10/2023
All entries must be submitted by 4/1/2023
Winners Announced: May, 2023

* Bentwood Corporate Showrooms are ineligible *


Project must have 2020 – 2022 completion dates
Minimum of 3 professional project images per entry (300 dpi+)
Complete entire project summary to qualify
Submit Bentwood photographer and homeowner release forms
Applicant must enter through this website – no email entries accepted

* Must be an active dealer at time of announcement *

Panel of Expert Judges

Judges will review and examine each project entry to determine 6 category winners.

Criteria considered for project judging includes:

Visually Pleasing Design Aesthetic | Function in Overall Design | Best use of Bentwood/Harmoni product

In addition, 1 overall winner will be awarded with the best overall contest design
and honored with the Bill Algier Award.

Expert Panel Judge

Mark Williams

Polished, professional, personable… it is perhaps these qualities of Mark Williams that always seem to put clients at ease. Mark is an accomplished, award-winning residential architectural designer and skilled communicator with a reputation for delivering results on time and within budget.

He balances floor plans, furniture layouts, architectural details, and a full array of texture, contrast, and scale to create highly tailored lifestyle experiences that are ideally suited to each client. His interiors are eminently livable and effortlessly chic.

Expert Panel Judge

Laura Umansky

Laura Umansky is an award-winning interior designer best known for her warm and luxuriously livable interiors. As Founder and CEO of Laura U Design Collective, she has helped clients all over the globe articulate their unique personalities through the art of exceptional design. Her signature Classically Current aesthetic is a modern interpretation of iconic styles, resulting in interiors that are bright, bold, and contrasting. With this philosophy as a guide, Laura collaborates with each client to define a visual concept that seamlessly integrates art, family, and personal joy into every room of a home. With studios in Houston and Aspen, her full-service design firm specializes in residential interior design and extensive renovations.

Expert Panel Judge

Bill Algier

Bill was born into the cabinet business, learning the craft from his father, an apprenticed German cabinetmaker. Bill worked in his cabinet shop on weekends and summer vacations through high school and college. He spent nearly 30 years creating and crafting some of the most beautiful and timeless cabinet designs, and is widely regarded as one of the best in the industry.

Most people don’t realize the amount of work that goes into getting cabinet sizing, trim and finish details just right. We sweat a lot of the details, so clients can walk into their finished space and have an immediate sense that it’s really well done and inspiring in every way.


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