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global excellence awards

The Competition

The 9th annual IIDA Global Excellence Awards honor and celebrate outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international Interior Design/ Interior Architecture projects in 15 categories.

Entry Information

Review the official 2018 competition guidelines.

Important Dates

Competition Opens – Monday, Oct. 1, 2018


Winning projects will be featured on the IIDA website, on social media, and in the official Winners Brochure. An awards presentation and reception will take place in Paris at Le Brand Store BMW George V. View the 2017 Global Excellence Awards winning projects.


For questions or more information, contact Liz Moran, design competitions director, at


IIDA Designer Dialogue

The Designers Dialogue series delves into the interior design process of some of the most celebrated projects submitted to IIDA competitions.

Returning Hut, a residence in Xiamen, China designed by FM.X Interior Design, won the Best of Competition award in the 2016 IIDA Global Excellence Awards. Learn about the inspiration behind the home's design and more.


Co-Presenting Sponsor


2017 Jurors


Malcolm Berg, IIDA
EoA, Inc.

Malcolm Berg

Stephanie Cardinal
Humà design + architectures

Stephanie Cardinal

Danielle Fox
Rodrigo Vargas Design

Danielle Fox

Johannes Lampela
BMW Group Company

Johannes Lampela
Geno Yun, AIA, LEED AP
ELS Architecture and Urban Design
Geno Yun