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Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell Joins Judges for Fall Showroom Design Competition

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The High Point Market announced its slate of judges for this year’s Showroom Design Competition, held during Market Week, Oct. 22-27. The 2011 judges are Margaret Russell, editor in chief of Architectural Digest; world-renowned interior design icon David Easton; and Tracy Bulla, senior product editor for Home Accents Today.
“We are very pleased to have such a distinguished group of judges for this year’s competition,” says Cheminne Taylor-Smith, VP of Marketing for the High Point Market Authority. “Designers and retailers know that the High Point Market is the place where great ideas begin—and that it’s a fantastic showcase for fresh new merchandising inspirations. By highlighting and honoring our exhibitors in this competition, we hope to provide retailers with ideas and techniques that they can use throughout the year.”
Launched at the Fall 2007 Market, the Showroom Design Competition celebrates the extraordinary creativity and inventiveness of High Point Market exhibitors. All Market exhibitors are invited to submit photos of their best showroom displays for the October Market, with a deadline of 5pm on Friday, Oct. 21.
The judges will vote for The Best of Market Award, which recognizes the showroom that best exemplifies design excellence. A second award, the People’s Choice Award, honors the one exhibitor who captures the most attention at the Market and is voted on by Market attendees through Twitter and texts during Market. Both awards will be presented on Monday, Oct. 24, during the Stars Under the Stars concert.
Last year’s honorees in the Best of Market category were BeeLine Home by Bunny Williams in first place, and Miles Talbott as runner-up. Four Hands won the 2010 People’s Choice Award with the most votes from Market attendees.
Exhibitors who are interested in entering the Showroom Display Contest can go to
www.highpointmarket.org/sc2011 for more information.
About the High Point Market Authority: The High Point Market Authority,
www.highpointmarket.org, is the official sponsor of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style and price point and attracting thousands of visitors from more than 106 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry.

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