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The IIDA Chapter Awards recognize outstanding chapter achievement, best practices, and program excellence. The awards celebrate the exceptional efforts and contributions IIDA Chapters make to the interior design profession.

This year, the Chapter Awards have been fully redesigned under the guidance of a committee of former chapter leaders. The awards have been broken into two components: a Chapter Benchmarking Assessment and the Best Thing Ever (BTE) Award. Winners in each component will be selected separately, but your chapter must complete the assessment to be eligible to win BTE.
The Chapter Benchmarking Assessment serves as a barometer for tracking, sharing, and celebrating chapter best practices and  annual accomplishments. Chapters who complete the assessment may earn IIDA Bronze, Silver, or Gold status, with unlimited winners in each tier.
Best Thing Ever (BTE) is your chapter’s crowning achievement of the past year. Up to four winners may be selected by the judges based on the merit of submissions.

Important Dates

Open Date – Monday, March 5, 2018
Closing Date – Friday, April 20, 2018, 5 p.m. CST
Announcement of Winners – June 10, 2018

How to Apply

Why Should You Enter Your Chapter?

  • Be recognized by your peers and members as a chapter of excellence with IIDA Gold, Silver or Bronze Chapter Status or an IIDA Best Thing Ever Award.
  • Be featured in DesignMatters and on the IIDA website for your chapter accomplishments.
  • A chance to share your best programs and practices with your fellow IIDA leaders at the next IIDA Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC).

Contact Information

For questions or more information, contact Karen Kiell at