Deadline Extended for Earth-Minded Awards

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ASID and Hospitality Design Magazine Contest Extended to March 15, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 25, 2009) \ The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Hospitality Design magazine invite interior designers, architects and manufacturers to enter the second annual Earth-Minded Awards (EMAs). Created by ASID and Hospitality Design to recognize exceptional sustainable design, this year’s EMAs include a new category for interior design and architectural students: The Earth-Minded Award for Tomorrow.

“With the new Tomorrow award, we will recognize students and their earth-minded design solutions, getting a glimpse into the future of sustainable hospitality design,” said Michael Alin, Hon. FASID, ASID Executive Director. “There was an explosion of sustainable designs and products in 2008, as well as an increased interest in creating built environments with a reduced carbon footprint. We look forward to recognizing the best of the best ‘earth-minded’ designs, products and ideas of 2008.”

Projects and products should be environmentally innovative, aesthetically pleasing, promote sustainability, gone through a careful materials selection process, integrate efficiency and incorporate recycling and waste management. Only completed projects and manufactured products will be considered.

"There continues to be an intense dedication to sustainability in hospitality design. Its practices are embedded in almost every project we see, and last year's entries were a heartening testimony to its growing influence, “said Michael Adams, Editor in Chief of Hospitality Design. “I look forward with great enthusiasm to this year's submissions."

For complete eligibility guidelines and to download the entry form, visit Send the completed form, project or product description (not to exceed 1000 words), and entry fee made payable to Hospitality Design, with project photos and floor plan or product samples (print and electronic materials will be accepted) by March 15, 2009 to:

Hospitality Design

Attn: Jana Schiowitz 

770 Broadway

7th Floor

New York, NY 10003

Please send electronic submissions to kcline`

The Earth-Minded Awards will be presented at Hospitality Design’s Green Day in Las Vegas on May 13, 2009.

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 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. ASID is the Founding Sponsor of InformeDesign (, a searchable database that enables designers to engage in evidence-based design by using Research Summaries focused on design and human behavior, created and operated by the University of Minnesota.

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