ASID and Interiors & Sources Announce Submission Deadlines for 2011 Bloom Awards

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2010) – The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) in partnership with Interiors & Sources magazine announce the call for submissions for the 2011 Bloom Awards. Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2011. An award dedicated to recognizing the achievements of sustainable products in interior commercial design, the program will choose a product winner in five different categories: furniture, flooring, textiles, lighting and innovative materials.

Bloom Award submissions will be judged upon

•    The extent to which the product is environmentally innovative and aesthetically pleasing
•    How the product promotes sustainability, including, but not limited to, energy savings, recycled content, recyclability, life cycle assessments and end-of-life management
•    Materials selection within the manufacturing process (such as substitution of hazardous and toxic chemicals for those that are less harmful)
•    Resource efficiency within the manufacturing process (particularly water and energy use)
•    Recycling and waste management within the manufacturing process
•    Recycling and waste management after the product has completed its lifecycle

A distinguished panel of industry professionals made up of ASID professional members and Interiors & Sources editors will judge the entries. All entries must be submitted electronically at by January 31, 2011.  Product samples may be sent to ASID headquarters, attn. Laura Rotondo at 608 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC.

Visit for the complete list of entry criteria, eligibility and guidelines.

About ASID: 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 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.


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