NSA Unveils Winners of 4th Annual Design Awards Competition

The National Sunroom Association (NSA) unveiled the winners of its Fourth Annual Design Awards competition during its Spring Meeting held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla., last week. Winners were announced in six regular categories, as well as two new "special" categories: Most Unique Sunroom, and the People's Choice winner. The latter was determined by votes from visitors to NSA's website at www.nationalsunroom.org.

"It is our pleasure to recognize the premier sunroom designs in all of North America this year," said NSA director of marketing and communications Brian K. Pitman. "It speaks volumes that these entries were able to win such a competitive national award."

NSA received 91 entries from across the United States and Canada. All entries can be viewed on the website. Additionally, pictures of the winning entries are featured, as well as several short films viewable online. These films will be distributed via DVD to local press of the winners. "We are very pleased with the quality of entries we received this year," said NSA executive director Stanley L. Smith. "The winners represent the very best in sunroom design in North America."

All entrants were submitted to a judging panel consisting of three judges from the architecture/interior design field. Each is a professor in their field at three top architectural institutions: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the University of Cincinnati and Kansas State University. Judging was done in a blind format with none of the judges knowing who designed each entry or what location of the country each entry was from.

NSA created the Design Awards in 2002 as a way to showcase the best in sunroom aesthetics and overall home improvement. Each entry features liberal use of architectural glass to achieve an outdoors feeling inside. Plans are currently underway for the Fifth Annual Design Awards competition later this year.

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