The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association Design Awards....


BEMA developed and each year sponsors a design awards competition to showcase innovation and excellence in bath enclosure design. The BEMA Design Awards began in 1996 and 2010-2011 marks the 14th Annual Competition. The evolution of the awards program mirrors the changes in the bath enclosure industry. Demand is increasing for custom enclosures and for ways to make them more affordable and easy to install.



Glass Under 3/8"



Glass 3/8" and Over

Competition Basics: (please note new changes)

  • A bath enclosure is defined as any rigid panel system used in place of a shower curtain
  • Entered enclosures must be installed between July 1,2010 and
    June 30, 20
  • Winners are announced and recognized at BEMA's Annual Meeting in the Fall
  • Winners attend the BEMA Annual Meeting as Guests of the Association (expenses up to $200)
  • Installers, Builders, Designers, Architects or Homeowners can all submit entries
  • Judging of entries is based on the complexity of the design, how well the enclosure works with the overall bathroom design, and is divided into a Glass Up to 3/8" category and a Glass 3/8" and Over  category


Download the 2010-2011 Design Award Entry Form

                       2009-2010 Design Awards Press Release


And the Winners are..........................

2009-2010 Design Award Winners:

Winner – Glass Under 3/8”

Met-Tec Shower Enclosures

13160 Saticoy St.

North Hollywood, CA 91605

(818) 764-8285

Contact: Gregory Pastor

Gregory Pastor, with Met-Tec Shower Enclosures of North Hollywood, California is this year’s winner in the Glass under 3/8” category.  Pastor acknowledged, “The design team hand crafted the shower enclosure for a project in the Los Angeles area.  The enclosure was fabricated from solid brass and then nickel plated.  The architects shared the same view that metal should enhance rather than compete with the visual fluidity of tempered glass.”

Winner – Glass 3/8” and Over


212 South William St.

Newburgh, NY 12550

(845) 569-0001

Contact: George Distefano

In the Glass 3/8” and Over category, George Distefano of Glassolutions of Newburgh, New York is this year’s winner.  “This free standing enclosure was created using ˝” bent starphire glass in two different radii to form a kidney shape design that allows it to flow around the shower tower,”  Distefano stated.  “It was originally designed to be recessed into the ceiling, however adding the CRL glass clamps in antiqued brushed nickel at the top helps anchor the entire enclosure to the space making it a focal point without overwhelming the other beautiful features of the room."

2009-2010 Design Award Judges:


Jenni Chase, Glass Magazine, David Newton, David Newton & Associates, Megan Headley, US Glass, Fernando Diaz, ASID, Fernando Diaz & Associates, and Donna Vining, FASID, Vining Design Assoc.

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