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The Rohm & Haas Paint Quality Institute launches Prettiest Painted Rooms In America Competition

Rohm & Haas Co : 06 June, 2006  (New Product)
The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality InstituteSM proudly announced the launch of its 'Prettiest Painted Rooms in America' competition open to interior designers and decorators nationwide. This follows the institute's highly successful 'Prettiest Painted Places in America' competitions.
Entries will be judged on the creativity employed in the use of paint and color and the overall design of the room. The quality of the photos submitted will also be influential. There will be one grand-prize winner and four runner-up prizes will also be awarded.

The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute is an educational arm of Rohm and Haas, a global specialty materials company with annual sales revenue of approximately US$8 billion. Rohm and Haas formed PQI in 1989 with a charter of independence and objectivity and the goal of educating consumers, contractors and retailers on the advantages of using the highest quality paints.

Today, headquartered in Spring House, Pa., and with testing facilities in 14 countries worldwide, PQI also delivers information on cutting-edge trends such as color, decorative techniques and innovative new ways to use paint through many mediums, including its Web site, , says Debbie Zimmer, color and decorating expert with the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institutesm. 'This competition will serve as a terrific forum for industry professionals to showcase their work and compete on the 'paint and decorating playing field,' so to speak. This is a first-rate competition that will garner entrants nationwide. It is going to be a truly exciting event.'

Competition winners will be chosen by a prestigious panel of judges that include the following members:

• Scott Agelloff, Dean of the New York School of Interior Design
• Mario Buatta, legendary designer
• Clodagh, internationally renowned designer
• Elaine Griffin, designer and contributor to O at Home
• Louis Gropp, former editor-in-chief of House Beautiful, House & Garden and Elle Dιcor magazines
• Michael Payne, interior designer and host of HGTV's 'Designing for the Sexes'
• Debbie Zimmer, color and decorating expert with the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institutesm

All winning entries will be posted on the Paint Quality Institute Web site and published in the Paint Quality Institute DIY Newsletter.

The grand-prize winner will choose from the following prizes:
• Deluxe New York City Weekend for Two, including airfare, stay at the world-famous Waldorf=Astoria, dinner at Asiate in the Mandarin Oriental, New York, lunch at Tavern on the Green, Broadway tickets and a meeting with a top New York City designer.
• South Beach Extravaganza for Two, including airfare, stay at The Bentley Beach Hotel, a deluxe spa treatment, dinner at Prime One Twelve, a $1,000 Bal Harbour Shops Gift Card and a tour of the Miami Design District.

Runners-up will receive a Howard Miller clock valued at $1,400.
Entry forms are available by visiting , calling 212-308-8880, ext. 116, or e-mailing [email protected] .
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