LINCOLNSHIRE, IL -- Entries are now being accepted for the first Top Shelf Design Awards competition, sponsored by CLOSETS.

The contest will celebrate the work of professional designers of closet and garage systems divided into nine judging categories based on size and/or materials that are used, including solid wood and veneers, melamine and wire. A project must have been completed since Jan. 1, 2006 to qualify.

Eligibility is limited to professional designers employed full-time by companies what manufacture, deal or distribute closet and/or garage systems. Judging will be conducted by a panel of industry experts. Winners will receive an award plaque or certificate of merit and be featured in the April 2007 issue of CLOSETS. Winners will be named and recognized at the third annual CLOSETS & HOME ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE & EXPO", March 21-23 in Schaumburg, IL.

The entry deadline is Dec. 15, 2006.

For official contest rules, categories and entry form, click here or contact Lisa Whitcomb, senior editor of CLOSETS, at (847) 634-4347, ext. 653 or lwhitcomb@vancepublishing.com.

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