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Guidelines for the Global Excellence Awards


Who Should Enter

Any Interior Designer/Interior Architect may submit design project(s). The project(s) must be located outside of the United States; however, the design firm may be located anywhere (including the USA). The design project(s) must have been completed no earlier than Oct. 1, 2014.


To enter, prepare and submit:

  • Your design firm’s contact information including name, address, phone number, and email
  • Your design project’s information including name and location
  • One 250-word max description of the project challenges and one 250-word max description of specific solutions to project challenges
  • Up to 3 floor plans plus 7-10 color images of your project, including a maximum of 1 exterior image (JPG or JPEG under 1MB each)
  • Payment processed through

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


  • Corporate Space Large (1,000 square meters and above)
  • Corporate Space Small (under 1,000 square meters)
  • Education (elementary/secondary educational facilities, colleges/universities)
  • Entertainment (casinos, performing arts centers, sports arenas, theatres)
  • Healthcare (hospitals, outpatient clinics, medical facilities)
  • Hospitality (lounges, bars)
  • Hotels
  • Institutional (cultural, government/municipal spaces, libraries, religious spaces)
  • Residences - Multifamily (condominiums and apartments, including models)
  • Residences - Single Family (inhabited freestanding homes)
  • Restaurants
  • Retail (stores, boutiques)
  • Showrooms/Exhibition Spaces/Sales Centers
  • Spas/Fitness Centers/Gymnasiums


The winning design projects are chosen by a jury of design professionals. Entry submissions will be judged on the appropriateness of the design solution and the successful integration of the elements of design.

A maximum of two winners in each category will be selected. It is at the judges' discretion to not select a winner in each category. A "Best of Competition" winner will be selected from the category winners.


The cost to enter is $200 USD per entry for IIDA Members, and $250 USD per entry for non-IIDA members. 

Contact Information

For questions or more information, including information on applying for IIDA Membership to take advantage of the member rate, contact Liz Moran, Design Competitions Director, at