Microwave Drawer Kitchen Design Contest

Sharp Insight Pro Microwave Drawer Kitchen Design Contest

Mahwah, NJ — Sharp Electronics Corp., the Mahwah, N.J.-based marketing and sales subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corp., is seeking entries for its first-ever “Insight Pro Microwave Drawer Kitchen Design Contest,” the company has announced.

According to the Mahwah, NJ-based Sharp, the competition will recognize professional kitchen designers for the most inspired kitchen designs that incorporate one of Sharp’s Insight Pro Microwave Drawer cooking appliances.

Sharp will select five winning designs that will be announced at the 2007 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show, the company said. The winning designers, along with the homeowners with the winning kitchens, will each receive Sharp AQUOS Liquid Crystal Televisions.

“The Insight Pro Microwave Drawer has inspired designers to think differently about how they design a kitchen by giving them a new option for microwave placement,” said Christine Lewis, senior director of marketing for appliances, Sharp Electronics Corp. “We’re excited to see the range of kitchen designs that showcase all of the unique advantages of the Microwave Drawer.”

Beginning immediately, professional designers are invited to submit photos of their completed kitchen designs, which must feature an Insight Pro cooking appliance with a Microwave Drawer.

Submissions should include photographs, a completed entry form and a brief description of the design. Each entry must be designed by a professional kitchen designer and must be installed in a private residence, the company stated.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of independent judges based on the use and visual appeal of the Microwave Drawer product, how the Microwave Drawer complements the overall design of the kitchen and the use of general design elements and principles.

A grand prize of a 45″ AQUOS LC-TV, first-place prize of a 37″ AQUOS LC-TV, second-place prize of a 27″ AQUOS LC-TV, and two honorable mention prizes of Sharp Insight Pro Microwave Drawers will be awarded. In addition, one 15″ AQUOS LC-TV will be awarded to each of the homeowners of the winning kitchens, Sharp said.

Entries must be submitted electronically by March 1, 2007. Additional information, contest rules and entry forms can be obtained by visiting www.sharpusa.com/drawerdesigncontest.