DALLAS–The deadline to submit nominations for the 26th annual ARTS Awards, which recognize top manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives worldwide, is Friday, August 1. This year, there is a new category for interior designer, for a total of 27 different awards.
The categories in the manufacturer awards are accent furniture, area rugs, green award, home accents, home textiles, lighting fixtures, outdoor living, portable lamps, tabletop and wall decor. In retailer awards, the categories are international retailer, furniture store, lighting showroom, home accent store and outdoor lifestyle. Other awards include rising star, sales representative, product designer, interior designer and Academy of Achievement.
Anyone in the home furnishings industry may nominate in all categories. Neither membership in ART nor representation at Dallas Market Center is necessary. People can submit nominations online at dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.
In addition, the awards ceremony, traditionally on the Saturday of the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, will take place on Friday of the January market, on Jan. 16, 2015.