BEMA Announces Seventh Design Competition

BEMA Announces Seventh Design Competition

Topeka, KS The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association (BEMA), a non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of bath enclosures, is accepting entries for its Seventh Annual Design Awards competition, the association announced.

The Design Awards competition recognizes exceptional bathroom design that uses a shower or tub enclosure in place of a shower curtain. For the award, the association defines a bath enclosure as any rigid panel system with an operating door used to contain water from a shower.

There are two categories for the competition: glass under 3/8" and glass 3/8" and over. Installations must use hardware or enclosure material supplied by a BEMA member, and all entries must be installed between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2002, the association noted.

"The BEMA Design Awards categories have changed this year to emphasize glass thickness instead of the cost of the enclosure," said BEMA president Tom Sulock. "This change in categories reflects trends in the industry. Today's enclosures express individual homeowners' lifestyles with their many designs, sizes and color. They also add to the value of a home, prevent mold, are easily cleaned, durable and long lasting."

Judging criteria is based on the complexity of the design and how well the enclosure works with the overall design of the bathroom. There is no entry fee and the same company can submit multiple entries. The submission deadline is January 10, 2003.

Winners in both categories will receive airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the BEMA Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Atlanta, GA on March 12-14, 2003. Design Awards will be presented at the meeting.

To view the 2001 entries and Design Award winners or download the entry form, go to