Contract magazine is excited to continue accepting applications for its 2010 Healthcare Environment Awards. The annual competition, which recognizes life-enhancing interior design that contributes to the quality of healthcare, will honor innovative projects in six categories–Acute (inpatient) Care Facilities, Ambulatory (outpatient) Care Facilities, Long-Term Care/Assisted Living Facilities, Health and Fitness Facilities, Landscape Design, and Conceptual Design.

A student category will also be honored for projects in healthcare products (furniture, furnishings, etc.); healthcare settings (patient areas, examination rooms, corridors, etc.); or technology (equipment, systems, etc.).

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during HEALTHCARE DESIGN.10, which will be held this year on Nov. 13-16 in Las Vegas. Winners will showcase their project at the event and will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Contract magazine.

Projects will be judged by a panel of designers and architects with expertise in healthcare design (to be announced), as well as a member of the board of The Center for Health Design. Evaluations will be based on visual and graphic images, a demonstrated response to the program statement, a demonstrated partnership between the client and design professionals, and client feedback and testimony that the project seeks to improve the quality of healthcare offered.

More information on entering is available by downloading the 2010 Healthcare Environment Awards full submission details.

The competition is sponsored by Contract magazine in association with The Center for Health Design, the HEALTHCARE DESIGN.10, and The Vendome Group.