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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, 2015.

Submissions

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 iida.org

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

Categories

  • 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

Judging

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.

Pricing

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 lmoran@iida.org.