Deadline for ICON Honors submissions is Thurs., March 15

ATLANTA - The ICON Honors 2012 Call for Submissions and Nominations will close this Thursday, March 15, 2012 with all entries received by that date set to compete for top accolades in the home and gift industry's most acclaimed recognition program.

Retailers, manufacturers, sales agents and service providers seeking the coveted ICON 2012 Honors make their submissions and nominations easily and completely online, including attachments for all entries, which are conveyed as PDF files. The streamlined online process makes competing faster than ever, avoids the mailing and shipping of entries and supporting material and assures all entrants an automatic electronic acknowledgement of their submission or nomination.

The 2012 Call for Submissions and Nominations calls all to enter with this appeal: Compete for top recognition in ICON HONORS 2012. Submit your best work. Nominate your heroes. Enter now.

ICON HONORS is again sponsored by the Gift and Home Trade Association and Sandow Media in partnership with AmericasMart Atlanta.

All seeking ICON 2012 recognition can compete for Honors in three categories -- Innovation, Contribution or Achievement -- at

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 Sat., 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 January 1 and December 31, 2011.

Full details and instructions are available at

For a look at last year's ICON Honors gala and winners, click here.

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