We want your installation stories: best installation, worst installation, most memorable installation, and so forth.

For several years, Floor Covering Installer had a feature called the “Installation Excellence Awards,” in which we showcased the diverse installation talents of our readers. Each month, we randomly selected an installation and ran photos of it, along with information about the installer and the installation. It was a popular feature with our readers, and it was a very enjoyable section for us, as it allowed us to get to know our readers better.

Unfortunately, we had to cancel it because we stopped getting enough entries. Since that time, we’ve tried several other ways to feature our readers, including the Installation Spotlight features we have run from time to time.

This time, we’re trying something different: we want your installation stories: best installation, worst installation, most memorable installation, etc. If you have photos to go with your story, that’s even better. The best stories will be selected by our staff and published in the October issue of Floor Covering Installer.

Those stories that are chosen will be rewarded with cash awards and various valuable prizes. In case you’re concerned about your grammar and syntax, don’t be; that’s our job. The only thing that matters to us is content, whether the stories are interesting, funny, or moving. Just jot your ideas down on screen or paper and get them to us, and we’ll take care of the rest.

So, what are waiting for? Grab a pencil, pen, or keyboard and write your best installation-related story. You can mail, e-mail or fax them to us at: Floor Covering Installer, ATTN: John Moore, 22801 Ventura Blvd, Suite 115, Woodland Hills, CA 91364; e-mail: moorej@bnpmedia.com; fax: (818) 224-8042. All entries must be received no later than August 17, 2007.

This is your chance to get involved with our publication. We look forward to reading your stories. Remember, Floor Covering Installer is your magazine. We value your opinions and input, so please feel free to send your comments, suggestions and feedback to us at any time.