Olioboard Contest to Select 9th Style Spotter for October High Point ShowJuly 9, 2012
Olioboard is an interior design online two- and three-dimensional "moodboard" creator. This is the first time that Market has opened up the social media program to more than eight tastemakers.
At each High Point Market, the award=winning Style Spotters program selects home fashion trendsetters to showcase top Market products and trends on Pinterest, a Web site that lets users organize and share photos on virtual pinboards. The Spotters present exhibitors with signs that promote their selection and offer a QR code and URL for the Market Pinterest board. Market attendees also participate by voting on the pinboards and products, by generating “likes” or by re-pinning.
“We wanted to have even more interaction with our home furnishings communities, and this crowd-sourcing contest will allow the Market community to select our next Style Spotter,” said Cheminne Taylor-Smith, vice president of the High Point Market Authority. “Olioboard is a perfect site for this contest because it allows members to create 2D and 3D room designs, while highlighting their own style viewpoint. Voters will be able to vote daily for the person that really showcases an eye for design, which is what the Style Spotters are all about.”
Nominations for the ninth Style Spotter will be accepted through July 23 by filling out a form here. All nominees must have a social media presence, and must be a qualified attendee for the October High Point Market, such as an interior designer, a retailer or a member of the media.
A panel will select 15 finalists who will compete in an Olioboard contest to win a slot on the Style Spotters. Olioboard’s online moodboard application will allow these 15 finalists to create digital moodboards and room designs using a collection of product photos from the April Market.
Finalist will have one week to style their boards, and they can create multiple boards. Designs must be complete by July 31. Voting on the finalists’ boards will run August 1-22. All High Point Market attendees will be able to vote for their favorite Olioboard. When voting closes on August 22, the design with the most votes will win and the finalist will be named to the Style Spotters for the October Market.