ATLANTA—The 2013 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards, slated to be presented Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, will accept online submissions and hang tag forms through Dec. 27, 2012. All rugs entered into the awards program must arrive at the Museum of Introductions Gallery at Americasmart by Dec. 28. The awards will take place during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan 10-13, 2013.
Showrooms are usually only allowed to enter up to two entries, but this year a third rug may also be entered if it is in the outdoor or licensee category—two categories that were new with the 2012 program. Companies may only enter one entry per category: handhooked/handtufted, handknotted, flatweave, machine-made, outdoor and licensee. With the exception of antique entries, rugs submitted can not be more than 8-by-10.
This year, there will be an inaugural Breakfast By Design at the MOI Gallery, held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from 10-11 a.m. And for the second consecutive year, the awards program will take place in the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium.