Latest News Reminder: Voting for Accessories Council's 2020 Design Excellence Awards Ends Aug. 21 By Staff Friday, August 14, 2020 12:12 AM NEW YORK—Voting continues this week, ending Aug. 21, for anyone who wants to take part, to help select the winning entries in the Accessories Council Design Excellence Awards. A number of eyewear and sunwear companies are among the finalists chosen and named in the accessory categories in the program, as VMAIL reported earlier this month. Eyewear and sunwear companies, along with makers of PPE, sustainable products and a range of other fashion accessory categories, were announced yesterday as the finalists for the 2nd annual Design Excellence Awards of the Accessories Council. The finalists were selected by the Council's board of directors based on the criteria of excellence in design, unique appearance and/or function, consumer needs addressed by product, aesthetics, innovative materials, market positioning and other factors. The final winners in each category will be selected by popular vote and the winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 3, when they will each receive a trophy designed by Marchon Eyewear. Voting for the Final honorees in all categories is now open to the public, and that voting can be done here.