SILVER SPRING, Md. — The 2016 EDspaces Innovation Awards competition is now accepting submissions for outstanding products for educational facilities. This marks the fourth year that Education Market Association (EDmarket) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) will partner to recognize both education product manufacturers and designers for excellence in product design for the learning environment, according to a statement by EDmarket.
As a Knowledge Partner for the 2016 EDspaces Conference and Expo, IIDA brings design expertise and leaders in design and innovation to the event, which serves the educational facility design community, according to a statement by EDmarket. Highlighting the importance of the interior designer in creating state-of-the-art learning spaces, the EDspaces Innovation Awards is the only juried competition that focuses on product design at an event that showcases the next generation in building and energy efficiencies, new products and school safety for modern educational facilities.
“The EDspaces Innovation Awards provide an opportunity to shine a spotlight on products that demonstrate cutting-edge innovation that elevate educational product design and improve the quality of learning spaces,” said Jim McGarry, president and CEO of the Education Market Association, in a statement.
The 2016 EDspaces Innovation Awards will celebrate outstanding new products which showcase innovation, function and aesthetic advancements in the learning environment. The competition is open to all EDspaces exhibitors and the deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 14. Winners will be announced during the EDspaces general session on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 in Cincinnati.