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IIDA Global Excellence Awards

IIDA Global Excellence Awards

The Global Excellence Awards is an annual award honoring excellence in originality and creativity in international interior design and interior architecture projects across 15 categories.


Winning projects will be featured on the IIDA website, on social media, and in the official Winners Brochure. Winners will also be honored at an awards presentation and reception in Paris at Le Brand Store BMW George V on January 18, 2020.  
View the 2019 Global Excellence Awards winning projects.


Eligibility Requirements

Any interior designer, interior architect, or architect based in the U.S. or internationally, may submit design project(s). Projects must be located outside the United States, and completed no earlier than October 1, 2017.

Review the official 2019 competition guidelines.


Important Dates

The Global Excellence Awards take place annually. The 2019 application window is now closed, please check back in Fall 2020.


For questions or more information, contact Clare Socker at


IIDA Designer Dialogue

The Designers Dialogue series delves into the interior design process of some of the most celebrated projects submitted to IIDA competitions.

Returning Hut, a residence in Xiamen, China designed by FM.X Interior Design, won the Best of Competition award in the 2016 IIDA Global Excellence Awards. Learn about the inspiration behind the home's design and more.


2019 Jurors

André de Salis Designworks, BMW Group Company

Denise Cherry

Elizabeth Lowrey, IIDA, RDI
Elkus Manfredi Architects

Johannes Lampela
Mavis Wiggins, IIDA  
Joe Lawton


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