Creative and innovative design projects are firmly placed in the limelight through the Shaw Contract Group’s Design Is… Award.
Already in its ninth year, this award honours architects and interior designers that continue to redefine what design is and the impact it has in our lives. As a distinguished competition that asks entrants to define design through the challenges, processes and results of their projects, design firms are encouraged to enter their projects online each year.
Prominent members of the design community judge entries across all market segments and winners are automatically entered into the Global Awards Program and People’s Choice Voting.
“The Design Is… Award continues to champion design excellence across market segments and around the world,” says John Stephens, Vice-President of Marketing for Shaw Contract Group. “We honour these projects that achieve both human and business goals in ways that represent the best practices in global design.”
Global winners will be promoted by Shaw Contract Group through marketing materials, media outreach and an advertising campaign in leading architecture & design publications. In addition, winning firms receive US$ 2 000 to donate to a school or organisation of their choice.
To date, over US$80 000 has been donated through this award programme to support design education and social responsibility, all in the name of the winning firms. Since inception, more than 1 700 entries have been submitted from 31 countries around the world.
Entries for 2014 closed 28 February, but all architects and interior designers are encouraged to enter their products for 2015’s awards programme.