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Guidelines for Library Interior Design Awards


Who Should Enter

Any licensed Interior Designer, Interior Architect or Architect, based in the U.S. or internationally, may submit design project(s). Any library Interior Design project completed between Oct. 1, 2013 and Oct. 1, 2015 is eligible for this competition. Projects previously published are acceptable. The project must be submitted by a legally practicing interior design/ interior architecture professional.


Prepare and submit:

  • Your design firm's contact information including name, address, phone number and e-mail
  • Your design project's information including name and location
  • A statement describing your project
  • 7-10 images of your project (JPG or JPEG under 1MB each) and a maximum of 3 floor plans
  • Payment processed through

All submissions must be sent in electronic format. No hard copy submissions are accepted.


  • Public Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
  • Public Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
  • Academic Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
  • Academic Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
  • Special Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
  • Special Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
  • Outstanding Historic Renovation Project
  • Single Space - a small project that focuses on a specific room or area in a library
  • On the Boards - a project currently in the design phase and not under construction


The winning design projects are selected by a jury of design professionals. Entries are judged on the basis of excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, function, and satisfaction of the client's objectives. The jury reserves the right to not offer an award in any given category.


The cost to enter is $200 per entry for IIDA Members and $250 per entry for Non-Members. Each project may only be submitted once.

Contact Information

For questions, or more information, contact Liz Moran, Design Competitions Manager, at IIDA Headquarters.