GANA Announces Design Awards

The Topeka, Kan.-based Glass Association of North America (GANA) has announced the creation of a new design competition. Titled the " Design Awards," the competition focuses on the use of mirror as a design element for the home and in commercial applications. The awards are sponsored by the Mirror Division of GANA and are open to any designer in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

"Mirror provides the designer with so many options," said GANA account executive Ashley Charest. "This competition will seek to recognize those that use our product in an innovative and creative way."

Entry forms were mailed out to the members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and may be downloaded on the GANA Mirror Division website, Entries must be submitted by October 1 of this year; with all entered designs being completed between January 1 and October 1, 2004.

All entries will be judged by a panel of leading professors of interior design from top institutions within the United States. Finalists will be posted on the website in early 2005, with the winners being announced at the ASID Convention and GlassBuild America™ in March 2005.

"We expect to see many creative designs entered," said Charest. "Mirror is making an enormous comeback as a design element, and our intent is to show North America the design options it brings."

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