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5th Benjamin Moore HUE Awards

April 26, 2011

Dates set, judges named for award that recognizes mastery of color in architecture and interior design.

Architects and interior designers who possess a passion for using color—and have a portfolio of projects to prove it—are invited to submit their work for the Benjamin Moore HUE Awards. In its fifth year, the competition, which recognizes exceptional use of color in architecture and interior design, will begin accepting submissions April 15, 2011, with a July 15th deadline. There is no fee to enter; downloadable entry forms and instructions are available only at

Since establishing the HUE Awards in 2005, 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. A $5,000 cash prize goes to each honoree along with a HUEY mouth-blown crystal sculpture.

“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.”

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.”

“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.”
For more information on the Benjamin Moore HUE awards, contact VP+C, 212.966.3759 x233; or,

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