Two ASID Sustainable Design Awards Open Submissions During Greenbuild

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Entries now open for the Earth-Minded Awards presented by ASID and Hospitality Design magazine and the BLOOM Awards presented by ASID and Interiors & Sources magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 11, 2009) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) teams up again with two leading industry magazines, Hospitality Design and Interiors & Sources to recognize ground-breaking leaders in sustainable design. Entries open during the year’s most popular green conference, USGBC’s annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, being held in Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 11 – 13. Entries for the Earth-Minded Awards (EMA) and the BLOOM Awards close Feb. 1, 2010, and Feb. 15, 2010 respectively.

“We are pleased to partner again with ASID to recognize achievements in sustainable product development,” said Robert Nieminen, editor of Interiors & Sources. “We are dedicated to helping the design community cut through greenwashing by honoring the products and manufacturers that have made significant progress in minimizing their footprints and positively affecting human and environmental health.”

BLOOM Awards

In its second year, the BLOOM Awards with Interiors & Sources magazine honor manufacturers and their inventive sustainable products across five categories: Flooring, Lighting, Innovative Materials, Textiles and Furniture. To enter, go to and complete the online submission process and mail product samples and hard copies of product photos to the ASID offices at 608 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC 20002 before Feb. 15, 2009. Products must have been introduced into the market place after Dec. 31, 2007.

Earth-Minded Awards (EMAs)

In its third year, ASID and Hospitality Design magazine honor hospitality interior designers, architects, manufacturers and students with EMAs in three categories: Project EMA, Product EMA and the Tomorrow Award. To download submission forms and to view complete rules, go to Entries must be mailed to the ASID offices at 608 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20002 and emailed to before Feb 1, 2010. Projects must have been completed and products must have been introduced into the marketplace after May 1, 2008.

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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. 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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