« Architects and interior designers who possess a passion for using colour – and have a portfolio of projects to prove it – are invited to submit their work for the Benjamin Moore HUE Awards. In its fifth year, the competition, which recognizes exceptional use of colour in architecture and interior design, is now accepting submissions until August 15, 2011. There is no fee to enter; downloadable entry forms and instructions are available only at www.benjaminmoore.ca.
Since establishing the HUE Awards in 2005, Benjamin Moore has presented more than $130,000 in prize money to both the supernovas and novices of the design profession in categories that include Residential Interiors, Residential Exteriors, Contract Interiors and Contract Exteriors. Additionally, there is a Lifetime Achievement Award, plus past years have seen the presentation of discretionary awards for Social Responsibility and also one for Restoration & Preservation. A $5,000 cash prize goes to each honouree along with a HUEY mouth-blown crystal sculpture.
« The power and impact of colour are what the Benjamin Moore HUE Awards are all about, » said Eileen McComb, director of corporate communications. « And, Benjamin Moore, which has been a colour authority for over a century, is proud to be able to shine the public spotlight on some of the most creative and forward-thinking design talents who have demonstrated their affinity for colour and applied it in innovative and imaginative ways. »
(Source: Canadian Architect)