Dallas Market Center (DMC) and the Accessories Resource Team (ART), the trade association representing the home accents industry, announced the call for nominations for the 24th Annual ARTS Awards. DMC and ART encourage anyone in the home accents or furnishings industry to nominate their peers for these prestigious awards online now at www.dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.
The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, recognizes top manufacturers, retailers, product designers, and sales representatives from across the world. The 24th Annual ARTS winners will be revealed during a gala event on Saturday, January 19, 2013. This year’s awards will recognize excellence in 26 different categories.
Anyone in the home furnishings industry may nominate in all categories. Neither membership in ART nor representation at DMC is necessary. The nomination deadline is July 18. A new, streamlined ballot is now available. Submit a nomination online now at www.dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.
The awards categories are as follows:
- Manufacturer Awards: Accent Furniture, Area Rugs, Decorative Accessories, Home Textiles, Lighting Fixtures, Outdoor Living, Permanent Floral, Portable Lamps, Tabletop, Wall Décor, and the Green Award
- Retailer Awards: International Retailer, Furniture Store, Lighting Showroom, and Home Accent Store
- Individual Awards: Product Designer of the Year, Sales Representatives of the Year, Rising Star, and Academy of Achievement
A new, simplified finalist submission process will soon be announced, allowing ARTS Awards participants greater creativity and efficiency.
The 24th Annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by EnLIGHTenment, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home Fashion Forecast, Home Lighting & Accessories, Overcoffee, Residential Lighting, and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
For additional information regarding the ARTS Awards, please contact Lindsey Villarreal at firstname.lastname@example.org.