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ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards


Who Should Enter

Any interior designer, interior architect, or architect based in the U.S. or internationally, may submit design project(s). Any library interior design project completed after October 1, 2016 is eligible for this competition. Projects previously published are acceptable. 


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
  • A 250-word max description of the project challenges, and a 250-word max description of specific solutions to project challenges
  • 7-10 color images (jpg or jpeg under 1MB each) of your project - only one (1) exterior image permitted - and a maximum of 3 floor plans (please see entry form for additional image guidelines)
  • Payment processed through

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


  • Public Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
  • Public Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
  • Academic Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
  • Academic Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
  • Special Libraries - 30,000 sq. ft. and under
  • Special Libraries - Over 30,000 sq. ft.
  • Outstanding Historic Renovation Project
  • Single Space - a small project that focuses on a specific room or area in a library
  • On the Boards - a project currently in the design phase and not under construction


The winning design projects are selected by a jury of design professionals. Entries are judged on the basis of excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, and function. The jury reserves the right to not offer an award in any given category.


The cost to enter is $250 per entry for IIDA Members and $350 per entry for Non-Members. Each project may only be submitted once.

Contact Information

For questions, or more information, contact Clare Socker at