HIGH POINT — Nominations for induction into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame this year, the industry’s most prestigious award, are now open. All members of the foundation are eligible to nominate and to second a nomination.
“The Selection Committee seeks candidates from across the industry who have impacted home furnishings in extraordinary ways,” said Karen McNeill, president of the Hall of Fame board of directors. “We asked the industry to consider those leaders — no matter what their role — who exemplify creativity, innovation, philanthropy, and the ability to initiate change. Think of your peers that most deserve the recognition that is the highest honor bestowed in our industry.”
During a five-month selection process, the Hall of Fame Selection Committee carefully considers the nominees, and the final selection is determined by a points-based system, with ballots cast individually and online by each of the seven committee members.
To qualify for consideration, the individual must conduct business in the United States, have served in the industry for at least 15 years, have created a legacy as a positive influence and champion of the industry, and should have achieved the pinnacle of their careers and directionally trend to 60 years old. For posthumous nominations, the individual must have been deceased for at least 12 months prior to the date of the nomination.
Members may submit nominations by Feb. 1, 2024. Nomination forms can be found online; members may also obtain printed copies of the documents by calling (336) 882-5900. A print or 300-dpi digital photo of the candidate must be enclosed. All nominations must be seconded, in writing, by another Foundation member.
The completed nomination package may be emailed to Lestep@homefurnishingshalloffame.com or mailed to Lauren Estep, American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, 311 South Hamilton St., High Point, N.C. 27260.
New inductees will be honored at the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on Oct. 27, 2024, during the High Point Market.