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ASID Illinois Chapter Solicits Entries for the Eighth Annual Design Excellence Awards

Entry deadline is June 24; winners to be announced at the Celebration of Design Gala in Chicago on September 29


ASID Illinois Chapter Solicits Entries for the Eighth Annual Design Excellence Awards

CHICAGO—The American Society of Interior Designers-Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) is accepting entries for the eighth annual 2011 Design Excellence Awards, an annual competition open to ASID-IL members, International Interior Design Association Illinois members (IIDA-IL) and registered interior designers in the state of Illinois. Presented by ASID-IL and publishing partner i4design magazine, the deadline to submit entries for the awards is Friday, June 24, 2011.

“This competition consistently showcases some of the best projects from Illinois designers. Whether on a small or large scale, the submissions demonstrate the critical skills, knowledge, vision, solutions to problems and creativity that an interior designer must have in order to make a project successful,” says Michelle Banks Watt, ASID, LEED-AP, 2010-2011 ASID-IL chapter president.

Designers are welcome to submit their entries in 20 residential, contract and product design categories, including: kitchen, bath, small and large residences, singular residential rooms, corporate office spaces, retail, hospitality, green design and more.

A panel of distinguished interior design professionals from out of state will review the entries and select category winners on the basis of lighting, scale and proportion, color and composition, design creativity, function, solutions appropriate to the design criteria, materials and patterns. All entries will be judged by the highest standards of the profession and will be judged anonymously.

All winning entries will be published in a private-label magazine that will be mailed after the Celebration of Design Gala, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Union League Club of Chicago. This ASID magazine is distributed throughout the year at special events held by the ASID Illinois Chapter. Additionally, select first-place winners will be published in the October Design Awards Issue of i4design magazine.

For more information about the Design Excellence Awards, please visit or call the ASID Illinois Chapter headquarters at (312) 467-5080.