BLANCO announces the esteemed panel of judges who will select winners for their BLANCO by Design contest. The jury is comprised of five highly regarded members of the design world including, Patricia Davis Brown, founder of Patricia Davis Brown Designs; Janice Costa, editor Kitchen & Bath Design News; Jaime Derringer, founder and executive editor for Design Milk; Veronika Miller, founder and CEO of Modenus and Steven Williams, program director for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids).
The BLANCO by Design contest is open now through November 30, 2017. Cash prizes include a grand prize of $5,000, 1st place prizes of $1,000 each for notable kitchen and laundry/mudroom and a honorable mention of $500. Designers may enter at: bit.ly/BLANCObyDesignContest2017.
About the Jury
Patricia Davis Brown is the founder of Patricia Davis Brown Designs and author of national design blog DigThisDesign.net. Working in design for 31 years, she opened her high-end kitchen and bathroom showroom in 1992. In 2010, Patricia opened Patricia Davis Brown Designs, specializing in home and commercial projects. Her designs have garnered 15 national and several state awards. In addition to her awards, Patricia has also been recognized in numerous publications for her high-end kitchen and bath designs.
Janice Costa is the editor of Kitchen & Bath Design News for over two decades. She serves as a kitchen industry spokesperson, trade show expert, and judges a variety of design competitions. Janice has been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, HGTV.com, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, CNN and various morning shows across the country. As the author of two kitchen and bath books, Janice is an expert in kitchen home design and remodels. She has been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, HGTV.com, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, CNN and various morning shows across the country.
Jaime Derringer is the founder and executive editor for Design Milk, a “go-to” site for unique modern interiors, home furnishings, art and architecture that reaches millions of readers globally every day. Jaime has been frequently invited to speak about her expertise in design, blogging and social media.
Veronika Miller, founder and CEO of Modenus and creative mind behind Blog Tour, perfectly connects her background and knowledge of interior design with marketing. Miller, along with her team, organizes all of the content in the Modenus product showcase and project portfolio. Together, they search for design inspiration throughout North America and Europe.
Steven Williams is the Program Director for DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. His work includes overseeing the Foundation’s Specify With Care® program and sponsorship sales. Since coming on board in 1995, Steven has held a variety of positions with the Foundation. He is passionate about helping those impacted by HIV/AIDS and is an avid design enthusiast.