Columbia, MD – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is still seeking entries for the 2011 Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Reconstruction.

          The competition is open to RIA member firms as well as non-member firms who are active service providers in the restoration and remediation industry. To be considered for eligibility, a project must be at least 90 percent complete by December 2010. Projects must also involve personal or building property and residential or commercial buildings in the areas of restoration and reconstruction.

There is no minimum project size. Fees for members are $300 for the first entry and $200 for each additional entry, and for non-members, $500 for first entry and $400 for each additional entry. A firm may submit up to two projects in each category. The deadline is December 15, 2010, and all projects and entry forms should be post-marked by this date. The winners will be announced during the 66th Annual Convention and Exhibition being held from March 7-11, 2011 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“The Phoenix Awards illustrate the best aspects of the restoration industry,” explained RIA’s Director of Communications, Patricia Harman, who coordinates the competition. “The projects entered are prime examples of the creativity, knowledge and ingenuity required by restoration professionals on a daily basis.”

          RIA will be featuring some previous Phoenix Award winning projects during a session at the convention in March.

For more information or to download an application, visit or call 443-878-1000.