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Sponsored by Tandus Centiva, the Inspirations Awards celebrates leadership in socially responsible design among commercial interior designers and architects. Entries are in two categories: built projects (any interior other than residential), and practice-based initiatives. A $5,000 grant from Tandus Centiva will be awarded to the client of the winning built project, and an additional grant is given to the practice-based initiative winner.
Designers can enter projects in one of two categories: one for completed built projects in commercial interiors (any project type other than residential), and one for practice-based initiatives. Both paid/commissioned work and pro bono work is eligible for entry. Entries do not need to be pro bono work.

For the category of practice-based initiatives, the entries are cause-related initiatives that benefit a community or user group (investment of time and/or services and/or resources). This category recognizes a broader commitment to improve a community, rather than the design of a physical space. We highlight the creativity, innovativeness, and drive to improve the human condition realized in a variety of efforts.

-A $5,000 grant will be awarded to the cause supported by the work in the built project category.
-A $1,000 grant will be awarded to the cause supported by the work in the practice-based initiative category.
-Additional $1,000 grants and honorable mentions may be awarded at the jury's discretion.

The Inspirations Awards ceremony takes place in Chicago during NeoCon. Honored work is featured in Contract magazine's print and digital editions, and on contractdesign.com.

Contact Ellen Cook, Contract magazine for more information about 2016 Inspirations. 

previous winners

2013 Inspirations Awards Winners
August 07, 2013

In partnership with Tandus Flooring, Contract magazine announced the winners of the fifth annual Inspirations Awards at a reception in the Tandus Flooring showroom in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on Sunday, June 9.