NEW YORK—Entries from eyewear and sunwear companies are being accepted through this Friday, Aug. 26, for the fourth annual Design Excellence awards of the Accessories Council which spans all categories of fashion and technology accessories, offering finalists and winners highly visible platforms to celebrate their products. Eyewear (optical and sun) entries are considered along with other categories such as handbags, shoes, fine jewelry, scarves and leather goods. There are additional awards to be given for Sustainability, Social Impact Charity and Technology & Innovation.

Finalists and winners can use the AC Seal on social media and websites. Finalists will be featured in the AC Magazine in October while winners will be featured in the January AC issue. 
Finalists will be announced on Sept. 8. Winners will be announced on Nov. 9. More details and links to the entry form can be found here.