The ICON HONORS 2012 call for submissions and nominations will close on March 15, with all entries received by that date set to compete for top accolades in the home and gift industry’s recognition program.

 Retailers, manufacturers, sales agents and service providers seeking the ICON 2012 honors can make their submissions and nominations easily and completely online, including attachments for all entries, which are conveyed as PDF files.

ICON HONORS is sponsored by the Gift and Home Trade Association and Sandow Media, in partnership with AmericasMart Atlanta. Those seeking ICON 2012 recognition can compete for honors in three categories-Innovation, Contribution, Achievement-at the official

Innovation and Contribution Honors are conferred by submission. Achievement Honors are conferred only by independent nomination. Submissions and nominations will be independently evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges from the retail, manufacturing and design communities. The 2012 ICON Honorees will be announced prior to the ICON HONORS 2012 Celebration, scheduled in Atlanta for Saturday, July 14, during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.

Home and gift industry retailers, manufacturers, sales agencies and service providers all are eligible to compete in ICON HONORS 2012. All submissions entered in competition for Innovation and Contribution Honors must be for programs conducted and completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011. Full details and instructions for all ICON HONORS 2012 submissions are available at the website.