BEMA Announces Seventh Design Competition

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BEMA Announces Seventh Design Competition

Topeka, KS The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association (BEMA),
a non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of bath
enclosures, is accepting entries for its Seventh Annual Design
Awards competition, the association announced.

The Design Awards competition recognizes exceptional bathroom
design that uses a shower or tub enclosure in place of a shower
curtain. For the award, the association defines a bath enclosure as
any rigid panel system with an operating door used to contain water
from a shower.

There are two categories for the competition: glass under 3/8″
and glass 3/8″ and over. Installations must use hardware or
enclosure material supplied by a BEMA member, and all entries must
be installed between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2002, the
association noted.

“The BEMA Design Awards categories have changed this year to
emphasize glass thickness instead of the cost of the enclosure,”
said BEMA president Tom Sulock. “This change in categories reflects
trends in the industry. Today’s enclosures express individual
homeowners’ lifestyles with their many designs, sizes and color.
They also add to the value of a home, prevent mold, are easily
cleaned, durable and long lasting.”

Judging criteria is based on the complexity of the design and
how well the enclosure works with the overall design of the
bathroom. There is no entry fee and the same company can submit
multiple entries. The submission deadline is January 10, 2003.

Winners in both categories will receive airfare and hotel
accommodations to attend the BEMA Annual Meeting, held in
conjunction with GlassBuild America in Atlanta, GA on March 12-14,
2003. Design Awards will be presented at the meeting.

To view the 2001 entries and Design Award winners or download
the entry form, go to
www.bathenclosures.org.

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