The 2007 Design Is … Awards hosted by Shaw Contract Group honored six firms from the U.S. and across the world for projects that captured “the challenges, processes and results” of great design using Shaw Contract carpet. The award winners were given $2,000 to donate to schools or organizations of their choice. Winners donated to design education funds, arts colleges, demonstration houses and interior design programs.

Now Shaw is seeking entries for the 2008 awards. Shaw urges entrants to “explain their definition of design” and consider not only the use of carpet but the overall carpet in projects completed in the last two years. A panel of design experts will judge the results. Deadline is Feb. 29. For more information, visit or