This summer's Atlanta International Area Rug Market, slated for July 16-19, will host the 13th annual Rug Retailer of the Year Awards, 6 to 8 p.m. July 17. The awards ceremony will take place at the cavernous Oceans Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium, according to AmericasMart Atlanta. Nominees are chosen exclusively by AmericasMart area rug exhibitors and are voted on by an independent panel of industry experts.

As of now, the nominees include: Abbey Carpet of Naples, Azar's Oriental Rug, Beckler's Heritage Gallery, Brown Furniture, Classic Oriental Rugs, Cotswold Furniture, Dewitt Designs, Front Gate, Glabman Furniture, Haynes Furniture, Home & Flooring Galleria, Home Value, J&S Designer Flooring, Just Rugs, Lewis Carpet One, McDhurries Ltd., Nomad Rugs, Parvizian Persian Rug Galleries, Roswell Rug Co., Rug Masters, Rugs As Art, Starr Floor Covering Co., The Great Rug Co., The Rug Warehouse, Unique Oriental Rugs, Weisshouse, Worldwide Wholesalers, Airbase Carpet Mart, Bakersfield Rugs, Braden Wholesale Furn., Carpet Exchange , Coles Carpets, Cyrus Carpets, East India Carpets, FurnitureLand South, Hadinger Carpets, Henderson's Furniture, Home Goods, J.C. Penny, Jordan's Furniture, Latitudes, Marshall Fields/BBT Rug, Nebraska Furn. Mart, Outrageous Bargains, Peerless Imported Rug, R.C. Willey, Rug & Home, Rug Smart, Inc., Rugs Direct, The Great Indoors, The Scarab, Weavers Art, Wickes Furniture and The New Jersey Decorating Exchange.

For more information, call (800) ATL-MART.