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ASID Illinois Chapter 2010 Design Excellence Awards

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The American Society of Interior Designers - Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) announced that it is now accepting entries for the 2010 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 seventh annual Design Excellence Awards is Friday, June 25, 2010.

"Each year, we continue to be amazed by the project submissions from Illinois designers for this prestigious competition," said Joan Kaufman, ASID, LEED-AP, 2009-2010 ASID-IL chapter president. "As a group, ours is a leading state when it comes to progressive design concepts and implementation. This is a chance for novice, experienced and veteran designers to showcase their residential and commercial projects and be recognized on a statewide level."

Designers are welcome to submit their entries in 22 residential, contract and product design categories, including: green design, universal design, kitchen, bath, showcase room, special function room, corporate offices, retail, hospitality, healthcare, institutional, furnishings and fixtures.

A panel of distinguished interior design professionals 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 an out-of-state chapter by the highest standards of the profession.


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 Sept. 23, 2010, at the Chase Auditorium Theater in 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.


The presenting sponsor of the 2010 Design Excellence Awards competition is Cosentino, the largest manufacturer of natural quartz surfaces in the world.

For more information about ASID-IL, please visit www.asidillinois.com, or call the ASID Illinois Chapter headquarters at 312-467-5080.

NOTE TO EDITORS: For photos from last year’s event to run with this story, please contact Joanna Mineau at 630-468-2653 or joanna@page1pr.com.


The Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers offers a free, convenient, user-friendly online service that consumers and business professionals can use to search for interior designers throughout the state. Find A Designer, available at www.asidillinois.com, allows site visitors to preview profiles of ASID-IL designers before contacting them for a project interview. The online service includes easy-to-navigate Web pages and designer profile pages, and the ability to search by location and designer specialty. Consumers have the ability to review as many designer profiles as they’d like and find out more about each designer, as well as view samples of their work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at their convenience.


The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.  www.asid.org

The American Society of Interior Designers - Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) is a non-profit professional association representing the interests of more than 1,300 Illinois interior designers, students and design industry partner members. Its vision is to be the voice of design in Illinois and to provide information through quality, timely communications, to educate its members and clients, and to expand and to support market expansion. The Chapter is lead by a volunteer board that includes the Chapter's president, president-elect, 5 directors and a student representative.

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