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ASID and Southern Accents Residential Design Contest

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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Southern Accents magazine are once again seeking the most innovative and inspiring projects to be entered in the 2008 National Residential Interior Design Contest. Interested designers can enter in one of four categories: living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor spaces. The winner of each category will be eligible for the $10,000 Grand Prize and will be showcased in the January/February 2008 issues of Southern Accents and ASID ICON. For entry details, visit www.southernaccents.com. “We pride ourselves on keeping our readers up to date with the very latest in design ideas and trends, and this contest is one way we can see what’s developing,” said Karen Carroll, Editor In Chief of Southern Accents. “Each year we are amazed by the variety and creativity of the entries we receive—they range from classical to contemporary and everything in between.” Florida designer Susan Schuyler Smith, ASID, won the 2007 Grand Prize for her outstanding Living Room design of a client’s home in Vero Beach, Fla. The family entered the building process with two children but had three by the time it was finished. The interiors needed to be elegant, but family-friendly at the same time. The 2008 Grand Prize winner will be announced at the ASID annual conference, INTERIORS 08, in New Orleans. All entries will be judged by a panel of Southern Accents editors and ASID design professionals. Deadline for entries is Sept. 1, 2007. About ASID: 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 38,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more about ASID, visit. www.asid.org About Southern Accents: Southern Accents (www.southernaccents.com) celebrates a luxurious, comfortable lifestyle and features Southern homes and gardens, entertaining, travel, and fine art and antiques. In each of its six issues per year, the magazine reaches 2.5 million readers throughout the U.S. who enjoy or aspire to a gracious way of life. A leader in lifestyle information, Birmingham, Ala.-based Southern Progress Corporation (www.southernprogress.com) publishes Southern Accents, Cooking Light, Health, Coastal Living, Southern Living, Cottage Living, and Sunset magazines, and books through Oxmoor House. It also operates a direct-selling division, Southern Living At HOME. Southern Progress is a subsidiary of Time Inc.