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DDD to co-host the Dallas PaperCity Design Awards

Regardless of whether you prefer to type upcoming events into your smartphone or pencil them into your boutique planner, we've got a new entry for you. On Thursday, November 3, Dunhill Partners and the Dallas Design District are co-hosting the annual Dallas PaperCity Design Awards. And there’s something new this year: The winners will be printed in a perfect-bound magazine. That's right, PaperCity is shedding its broadsheet past for a fresh design — just as the designers in its pages often trade the old for the new.

The contest is open to all interior designers, architects and landscape designers, regardless of professional affiliation. The cocktail event is invitation-only, but keep it on your calendar to get a glimpse of leaders of design innovation from all over Dallas and Fort Worth making an appearance in the Dallas Design District.

So what's the backstory? From one of our city’s leading authorities on style, culture and all things beautiful, the Dallas PaperCity Design Awards recognize outstanding residential and commercial interior and exterior design, among other categories.

Eligible participants can enter here through Friday, October 7, and winning entries will be announced and presented during the November 3 cocktail event in the Dallas Design District. The winners will also be featured in the perfect-bound format in the January 2017 PaperCity Home + Art issue, which boasts a circulation of 60,000.

The 2016 panel of out-of-area national judges will be announced in September. Last year's judges included New York's Brian McCarthy and Robert Couturier, as well as Los Angeles' Mary McDonald and Martyn Lawrence Bullard, among other industry leaders.

Though the design projects may have taken place outside of Dallas, the design professional must live in or around Dallas. The entry fee is $150 for the first submission and $100 for each additional submission, but there’s no limit on the number of entries and an entry may be submitted in multiple categories. Categories include residential interior and architectural design, commercial and public space interior or architectural design, historical preservation, sustainable or green interior design, residential or commercial landscape design and furniture, product and textile design.

Even if you aren't an entrant or on the VIP list for the cocktail event, you'll still want to pick up a copy of PaperCity to check out a curated selection of work from the best and brightest Dallas architects and designers. For more information on entering the contest, contact

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