LEARNING BY DESIGN is proud to recognize vendors in the education design and facilities construction market through our first annual Product Distinction Awards program.

Product manufacturers are invited to submit products they feel respond to:
a specific need(s); are innovative; demonstrate rigor in design for education environments; for appropriateness of the age of learner; for specific settings and or activities; based on research and customer collaboration; level of certification, and are appealing to the end-users.

Eligible categories include: Flooring, Furniture, Casework, Lighting, Safety/Security Products/Systems, Storage Solutions, Doors, Windows, Hardware, Classroom Equipment,
Signage, Interior Finishes, and other products used in the design and construction
of educational environments.

    • Products must be on the market (sorry, no prototypes), with an introduction date after January 2015.
    • An elite panel of industry professionals will review product entries and award the top three with highest honors (Platinum, Gold & Silver awards).
    • Each winner will receive special editorial coverage with product overviews in the June 2018 edition of the magazine.
    • Winners will also receive a plaque highlighting their project with an engraved plate indicating their award status.
    • ALL products entered will also be featured in a special LBD Product Spotlight section following the awards coverage.

Enter by March 1; Presentations due March 22
Entry Fee: $800. Discounted rates available for multiple product entries.

Participants will receive instructions and a template for preparing their product entry. Submissions will include photos, product descriptions, and responses to Q&A.

To enter a product, please contact Donna Paglia at 210-419-9017
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finalists Announced: April 6


Volume 26/Fall 2017 

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Volume 26/Fall 2017 - Supplement



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