Dear IDS members,
As a valued IDS Long Island member, we are happy to offer you the opportunity to participate in the Publicity Outreach efforts we make each year. This initiative is available as a way to garner media exposure for the IDS Long Island chapter and its members.
We have simplified the guidelines of our Publicity Program and now will submit IDS members’ projects to the media two times per year – once in Spring and once in Fall -- to local and regional print and online media.
Each member who is current with both their national and local membership dues will have the opportunity to submit one project of their choice two times per year.
The next submission deadline for project materials is May 15th 2013
- Permission from homeowner must be obtained before submitting a project to media
- Each project requires a 2-3 sentence description with key information including design concept, project location, and some key points about what makes the project interesting and successful
- 1-5 high resolution jpeg format images to be submitted with each project. Include any "before" pictures if available as some media like to show "before/after"
- Projects must meet certain criteria in order to be included in our publicity efforts. Any project in question will be reviewed by the IDS/LI board. In preserving our relationships with members of the media, IDS/LI reserves the right not to submit a project that does not meet the following criteria:
- If a project consists of one room, 80% of the room must be newly designed by the designer (this allows for some existing conditions, but the majority of the space must be part of a new overall design)
- Rooms should look “staged” and magazine-ready, without any homeowner’s personal clutter visible
- If photography is not professional, it must look close to professional and be of good quality and composition
- Materials must be submitted to Caroline Wilkes at firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline date. Materials submitted past the deadline date will not be included.
Please bear in mind that editors, reporters and producers are looking for projects that of are interest to their audiences, and will select the most “newsworthy” and professional materials they receive. There are no guarantees any project will be used by any publication, show or other media outlet.