Benjamin Moore HUE Awards deadline extended

Architects and interior designers who possess a passion for using colour – and have a portfolio of projects to prove it – are invited to submit their work for the Benjamin Moore HUE Awards. In its fifth year, the competition, which recognizes exceptional use of colour in architecture and interior design, is now accepting submissions until August 15, 2011. There is no fee to enter; downloadable entry forms and instructions are available only at

Since establishing the HUE Awards in 2005, Benjamin Moore has presented more than $130,000 in prize money to both the supernovas and novices of the design profession in categories that include Residential Interiors, Residential Exteriors, Contract Interiors and Contract Exteriors. Additionally, there is a Lifetime Achievement Award, plus past years have seen the presentation of discretionary awards for Social Responsibility and also one for Restoration & Preservation. A $5,000 cash prize goes to each honouree along with a HUEY mouth-blown crystal sculpture.

Past recipients of Benjamin HUE Awards include Montreal-based Saia Barbarese Topouzanov Architectes, Will Alsop, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, Steven Holl, Ettore Sottsass and Legorreta + Legorreta.

“The power and impact of colour are what the Benjamin Moore HUE Awards are all about,” said Eileen McComb, director of corporate communications. “And, Benjamin Moore, which has been a colour authority for over a century, is proud to be able to shine the public spotlight on some of the most creative and forward-thinking design talents who have demonstrated their affinity for colour and applied it in innovative and imaginative ways.”

The judges for the HUE competition also have been named and are an illustrious group drawn from the worlds of design, fashion and industry. They include: Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker; Tim Murray, creative director of the TARGET Creative Vision Group; Hans Neubert, executive creative director of frog; Linda O’Keeffe, design author and former creative director of Metropolitan Home magazine; and Gary Panter, artist, graphic designer and set designer for the original Pee-wee’s Playhouse.

“The high calibre of HUE judges has always been upheld,” said McComb. “We are again grateful to have enlisted another group of rarefied individuals who add to the credibility and legitimacy of the awards thanks to their experience and insight.”

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