Now in its fifth year, the Benjamin Moore HUE Awards recognize exceptional use of color in architecture and interior design amongst architects and interior designers.
“The power and impact of color are what the Benjamin Moore HUE Awards is all about,” said Eileen McComb, director of corporate communications. “And, Benjamin Moore, which has been a color 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 color and applied it in innovative and imaginative ways.”
A $5,000 cash prize goes to each honoree along with a HUEY mouth-blown crystal sculpture.
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, TARGET Creative Vision Group; Hans Neubert, executive creative director, frog; Linda O’Keeffe, design author and former creative director Metropolitan Home magazine; and Gary Panter, artist, graphic designer and set designer for the original “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”
Since establishing the HUE Awards, Benjamin Moore has presented more than $130,000 in prize money to both the super novas 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.
“The high caliber of HUE judges has always been upheld,” said McComb. “We are again grateful to have enlisted another group of rarified individuals who add to the credibility and legitimacy of the awards thanks to their experience and insight.”
Submissions are being acccepted online now through July 15.