Submissions now accepted for ninth annual BLEND Awards

Organizers of the BLEND Awards, which recognize new and renovated homes and businesses that honor the character of their neighborhood, are seeking submissions for the ninth annual contest.

Homes and businesses in Minneapolis that were built or had renovations completed since July 1, 2009 are eligible to enter an award submission.

Award winners who use sustainable design practices will be presented with EcoBLEND badges. One project will also be awarded the “Best in Show” honor for the first time this year as well.

The BLEND Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 28, 2015 at the Fulton Brewery in the North Loop. Architectural historian Larry Millett will be the keynote speaker.

The BLEND Awards contest was launched by the Fulton Neighborhood Association in 2007.

For more information, visit blendaward.org.