I am writing to invite you to participate in the tenth annual Travel + Leisure Design Awards. Design impacts travel in ways small and large—shaping everything from fashion and luggage to hotel rooms and city skylines—and these awards are a tribute to both the practical and the beautiful.
The 2013 award winners, representing 22 different categories, included the Louis I. Kahn-designed Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, in New York City (Best Public Space); a modern reinvention of the double-decker London Bus (Best Transportation); Brooklyn, New York’s industrial-chic hotel, the Wythe (Best Small Hotel); a spectacular above- and below-ground extension to the Städel Museum Frankfurt (Best Museum); and Tierra Patagonia, an unadorned, aerodynamic structure in Torres del Paine, Chile (Best Resort), among others.
To see all of the 2013 honorees, please visit travelandleisure.com/articles/tl-design-awards.
The 2014 winners will be chosen by a panel of outstanding experts in their fields. Jury members include architect David Adjaye; fashion designer Thom Browne; interior designer Ilse Crawford; landscape architect Mary Margaret Jones; architecture and culture critic Paul Goldberger; Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director of the Museum of Modern Art; and Jerome Griffith, President and CEO of Tumi.
The deadline for nominations is Monday, October 1, 2013 and the application is available at travelandleisure.com/designawards. The winning entries will be published in our February 2014 Design Awards issue. I hope you will submit your work for consideration. In the meantime, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.