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Carpet Design Awards 2021 Opens Submissions to All Handmade Rugs

DOMOTEX's opens submissions for its 2021 CDA, which will be presented in May during its Digital Days, and for the first time is opening registration to all handmade area rugs.

The celebrated DOMOTEX Carpet Design Awards is now accepting entries for this year's event.

HANNOVER, Germany -- The Carpet Design Awards 2021 will be unlike any before. For the 16th edition of this cornerstone of the handmade rug industry celebrating original design and innovation, any company can apply to enter, which will make the awards more competitive and the standard higher than ever.

Taking place at DOMOTEX, the Carpet Design Awards have been a highlight of the Hannover fair for 15 years. For 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the January trade show has been recast as the DOMOTEX Digital Days and scheduled from May 19-21. The Carpet Design Awards will be at the heart of this new format and comprise nine categories.

The Carpet Design Awards have traditionally only been open to exhibitors, but the impossibility of a physical trade show this year means that any eligible handmade carpet company can enter. Each brand will be able to submit a maximum of eight entries in total, or two entries per category, and entry is free of charge. The deadline for entries is April 14, 2021.

The winners will be chosen by a jury consisting of leading experts from the design and carpet industry. The jury will be led by Graham Head, the former president and vice chair of ABC Carpet & Home, who will be assisted by award-winning interior designer Audrey Carden, Irène Ribeiro, collection manager of the rugs civision at etoffe.com, Uwe Heublein, product manager for Carpets at Segmüller, and creative director for Christian Lacroix Maison, Sacha Walckhoff.

The award ceremony will take place as a virtual live event during the DOMOTEX Digital Days on May 20, 2021.

To enter your handmade area rugs to be considered for the CDA, click here.
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