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NKBA announces 2010/2011 Student Design Competition winners

The US National Kitchen & Bath Association has this week announced the 10 winners of the 2010/2011 NKBA Student Design Competition, which offers more than $13,000 in scholarships and prizes.

The winners will be awarded at the NKBA Design Competition Awards event on April 26th, 2011 at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, which is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This prominent industry event will also recognise the professional designers who created the best kitchens and baths of the past year. The event is an exclusive event available only to the press, top designers and select industry insiders.

Sponsored by Sub-Zero and Wolf, as well as Waypoint Living Spaces, a division and trademark of American Woodmark Corporation, the 2010/2011 NKBA Student Design Competition, received more than 320 entries from students at colleges and universities across North America.

For the first time ever, this year's competition challenged entrants to design a condominium unit in a high-rise building situated on Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago. The students' designs offer insight into fresh design trends generated by the up-and-coming generation of professional designers.

The following 10 students were selected for their designs, as winners in the 2010/2011 NKBA Student Design Competition.

Kitchens:

* 1st Place: Mary Anne Jarrell, Seminole State College
* 2nd Place: Elaine Treadwell, Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online
* 3rd Place: Bettina Rasmussen, Portland Community College - Sylvania
* Honorable Mention: Virginia Lewis, West Valley College
* Honorable Mention: Rebecca Butikofer, Brigham Young University - Idaho

Bathrooms:

* 1st Place: Alexis Cannariato, Brigham Young University - Idaho
* 2nd Place: Kimberly A. Fetzer, Brigham Young University - Idaho
* 3rd Place: Elizabeth Enberg, St. Louis Community College
* Honorable Mention: Elaine Treadwell, Art Institute of Pittsburg - Online
* Honorable Mention: Jennifer McKell, Brigham Young University - Idaho
The NKBA is now accepting entries for the 2011/2012 NKBA Student Design Competition, which will challenge students at NKBA-accredited colleges to use their knowledge and skill in kitchen and bathroom design to renovate a 19th century Federal Style Row House according to the needs of their clients who desire a transitional style with accessories and colours to reflect the old world charm of the row house.

The winning entries in both the kitchen and bath competition will be recognized at a special ceremony held during the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Chicago. The winning designs will be featured in the NKBA Student Design Competition Winners Brochure and awarded the following prizes:

First Place Kitchen: $2,500 Scholarship / First Place Bath: $2,500 Scholarship
Second Place Kitchen: $1,500 Scholarship / Second Place Bath: $1,500 Scholarship
Third Place Kitchen: $1,000 Scholarship / Third Place Bath: $1,000 Scholarship

Entrants must be NKBA student members and enrolled in a college or university on the date of postmark. Award recipients must also be current NKBA members. Projects entered must be completed individually by the student designer. No co-designers are permitted in the competition. Students may enter the kitchen, bath, or both portions of the competition. Entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2011.

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association with nearly 40,000 members that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 45 years. NKBA.org provides consumers with an inspiration gallery of award-winning kitchen and bath designs, as well as articles, tips, an extensive glossary of remodeling terms, and illustrations and explanations of planning guidelines. At NKBA.org, consumers can also find certified kitchen and bath professionals in their areas, submit questions to NKBA experts, and download the NKBA Kitchen Planner & Bath Planner.

Competition sponsor, Waypoint Living Spaces, is exclusively for the Kitchen & Bath Specialist. With a varied product offering of finishes, door styles, and accessories, designers can work with their customers in every room. Waypoint delivers 'Exactly what you had in mind' for customers seeking to enrich their living spaces.

Located in Winchester, VA, the American Woodmark Corporation is said to be one of the three largest manufacturers of cabinets in the US. All American Woodmark products are certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association Environmental Stewardship Programme.

Sub-Zero and Wolf, is a leading manufacturer of American-made luxury refrigeration, freezers, and wine storage units. Founded in 1945, Sub-Zero is a privately held company in its third generation of family ownership. Headquartered in Madison, Wis., Sub-Zero, Inc., also operates a manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Ariz., and employs nearly 1,300 employees.

Specialising in food preservation, Sub-Zero claims to have pioneered the concept of dual refrigeration, and prides itself in being the first company to store frozen foods at ultra low, 'sub-zero' temperatures. Wolf Appliance, is a premier maker of ranges, ovens, cooktops and grills, and was also among the first to introduce the convection oven into the residential market.

Since March 2000, the company has been an affiliate of Sub-Zero, and it employs nearly 450 people. It is based in a state-of-the-art production facility in Fitchburg, Wis.

Both Sub-Zero and Wolf products are available throughout the US and internationally.

T: Annette Gray (800) THE-NKBA, x3773
E: agray@nkba.org
W: www.nkba.org

T: Mark Kovich (540) 665-9199
E: MKovich@waypointlivingspaces.com
W: www.waypointlivingspaces.com

T: Paul Leuthe (608) 270-3273
E: paul.leuthe@subzero.com
T: 800-222-7820
W: www.subzero.com

25th March 2011




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