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Interior Design Competition 2018


Interior Design Competition

The 46th annual Interior Design Competition celebrates outstanding, innovative Interior Design/Interior Architecture that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishings of interior spaces. IIDA is grateful to publishing partner Interior Design magazine. 

Important Dates

Competition Opens – Monday, December 10, 2018
Deadline to Enter – Extended to Tuesday, February 19, 2019 
at 11:59 P.M. CST

Entry Information

Review the official competition guidelines.


A list of finalists for the Interior Design Competition will be announced in March 2019, and the winning projects will be announced in April 2019. The Best of Competition winner will be announced at the annual IIDA black-tie gala in June 2019. Winning projects will appear in an issue of Interior Design magazine. In the event that a previously published entry is selected as a winner, Interior Design magazine reserves the right not to republish that project.

View the 2019 winning projects

View the 2019 finalist projects 


For questions or more information, contact Clare Socker at



2017 Best of Competition Winner: Milken Community Schools Guerin Family Institute and Architecture + Design Institute 

2019 Jury


Verda Alexander, IIDA 
Studio O+A

Verda Alexander

Gary Lee, IIDA
Gary Lee Partners

Gary Lee
Krista Ninivaggi, IIDA, Allied ASID
Krista Ninivaggi