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Interior Design Competition 2018


The Competition

The 45th 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, Dec. 18, 2017
Deadline to Enter – Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Entry Information

Review the official competition guidelines.


A list of finalists for the Interior Design Competition will be announced in March 2018, and the winning projects will be announced in April 2018. The Best of Competition winner will be announced at the annual IIDA black-tie gala, COOL in June 2018.


Winning projects will appear in the May 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. The Best of Competition winner of the Interior Design Competition will be the subject of the IIDA Designer Dialogue video series.


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




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