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The International Design Guild Designer Program and celebrity designer Mark Brunetz of Clean House fame have launched the first-ever, national design contest called Design for a Difference to encourage designers to give back to their local communities. The contest offers design professionals and students from the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to win $20,000 in goods and services to makeover a space for their favorite charity; Contest entries will be accepted until June 30, 2013 at http://www.IDGdesigner.com.
Manchester, NH (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
This is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the talents of designers and help raise awareness of the non-profit organizations that bring hope and help to the local communities where we do business,” said IDG President Krista Eliason.
The contest will award one grand prize winner $20,000 in retail goods and services for a space redesign for a local charity and four regional winners, each $2,500 in flooring for their nominated charity. In addition, the winning designer will cohost a professionally produced video of the makeover and collaborate on the winning design with Emmy Award winning designer Mark Brunetz. The regional winners will also be flown to the Grand Prize winning city to participate as a part of the design team on the winning project. Brunetz, co-creator of the contest added, “So many designers are already giving their time and talent to local charities, we want to recognize that effort and make it easier for them. Design for a Difference is more than a name; it’s a mission to unite a community of designers and leverage their ability to change lives, one space at a time. And when it’s a space at a charity, it becomes the gift that keeps on giving.”
Charities who would like to be nominated for the redesign can go to IDGcontest.com for more information.
About IDG DESIGNER PROGRAM
The International Design Guild is the only luxury flooring alliance in the country. Our showrooms have carefully curated partnerships with some of the most talented and visionary designers around the globe. At IDG, we support these valued relationships through our Designer Program that engages and promotes the work of our designer members.
About Mark Brunetz
Viewers around the globe know Mark Brunetz as the Emmy® Award winning co-host of “Clean House” on the Style Network. At the creative helm of his LA-based design firm, Mark has collaborated with Hollywood’s A-list, launched his own line of home furnishings on the Home Shopping Network, and penned his first book Take the U Out of Clutter with Penguin Books. Over the past decade, Mark has provided design expertise to a variety of charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Big Issue in South Africa and Step Up On Second; a Clinton global initiative that converts older hotels in Los Angeles into LEED-certified, permanent housing for homeless individuals affected by mental illness. Mark recently became the spokesperson for the IDG Designer Program and has been instrumental in developing the Design for a Difference contest.
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