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International Interior Design Association

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Educator of the Year Application Requirements


Who Should Enter

Current full-time instructor with a minimum five years of experience in a post-secondary program of interior design education at any university or recognized school of interior design.

Materials Required

Candidate Statement: 500-700 words, referencing the candidate's achievements in the following areas:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Innovation in teaching techniques or projects/course development
  • Student mentorship
  • Contributions to the profession of interior design and interior design professional organizations
  • Contributions to the field through creative scholarships or the publication of scholarly research in peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in interior design education and the community-at-large

Curriculum Vitae

Three letters of recommendation: Letters must be from individuals who know the candidate well and can support the candidate’s qualifications and achievements.

  • One (1) letter from the candidate’s design school chair or program coordinator
  • One (1)  letter from an educator who has worked directly with the candidate
  • One (1)  letter from a student either currently enrolled in the candidate’s program or recently graduated

One headshot (4”X6” or 5”X7”): Only JPG files will be accepted. Image file must not exceed 1MB in size.

Completed Application: Submit all application materials by completing the online application prior to the deadline.



For more information, contact John Czarnecki at