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ASID NJ Design Excellence Awards Gala
SHREWSBURY, N.J., June 19, 2018 -- Entrants from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) into its annual Design Excellence Awards learned the results of the competition at a dinner gala at the elegant and timeless Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury. The gala was held on the evening of Wednesday, June 13 and interior designers from the New Jersey Chapter of ASID, industry partners, as well as friends, family and colleagues were in attendance. Twenty-one chapter interior designers won a total of 34 prizes among them.

For the Chapter's Design Excellence Awards, designers could submit projects in residential and commercial/non-residential sectors. The residential sector had 11 categories in which designs could be entered, from a single space to a historic preservation project. On the commercial/non-residential side, the seven categories included everything from a retail/showroom/exhibit space to government/institutional space(s). All entries had to have used at least one Industry Partner at the time of the project to be submitted.

"Successful entries demonstrated exceptional design and positive impact on life and the human experience in keeping with ASID's mission," said Joan Ravasy, ASID, President of the New Jersey Chapter. "The Design Excellence awards reinforce the ASID commitment to important design principles."

Judges were comprised of award-winning ASID members from around the country and judging is based on the following criteria with a points system: Effectiveness of the design solution, functional use of space, scale and proportion, color and composition, innovative use of materials, creativity of the design solution, effective use of lighting, use of sustainable design principles, use of Universal Design principles.

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are conferred in the categories.

Photo Caption: Monmouth County Award winners included the below shown with Joan Ravasy, ASID, and President of the ASID NJ Chapter, of Lebanon (at far left), clockwise from left: Sheila Rich, Allied ASID, of Monmouth Beach, who won three Golds in the competition; Anna Maria Mannarino, Allied ASID, of Holmdel; Jana Manning, ASID, of Asbury Park, who won two Golds and a Silver, and Ivee Fromkin, Allied ASID, of Monmouth Beach.

Major sponsors of the event were Kitchen Elite in Westfield, N.J., and Wayne Tile. Table sponsors included: Creative Touch, Kitchen Elite, Lighting Design Center, Wayne Tile, Window Treats Inc. and Window Works. Attendees also walked “the red carpet” supplied by Creative Touch of Secaucus.

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About ASID
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and humancentric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at

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