Entries are now being accepted for the fifth annual Shaw Contract Group Design Is... Awards, Design firms may enter their projects online atwww.shawcontractgroup.com/designis/entrythrough Feb. 26.

Shaw Contract Group will promote winning projects through marketing materials, media outreach and an advertising campaign in leading A&D publications. In addition, winning firms each receive $2,000 to donate to a school or organization of their choice, according to Shaw. In 2009, over 300 projects competed in the awards.

"Since 2006, Shaw Contract Group has donated $36,000 through the Design Is... Award program to support design education and social responsibility in the name of the winning firms," said John Stephens, vp marketing. "Not only do we feel the Design Is... Award is identifying projects worthy of discussion by the community at large, we are proud that this program is doing so much to advance the power and reach of design, along with the solutions that design presents."

All design projects using Shaw Contract Group products, completed between February 2008 and February 2010 are eligible.