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IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards Guidelines


Who Should Enter

You must be an exhibitor at the 2021 HD Expo to participate. Products not displayed at 2021 HD Expo are not eligible. Only products designed for the environment of a hospitality installation and offered for sale or use after June 1, 2020 are eligible.


To enter, prepare and submit:

  • Manufacturer's contact information, including name, address, phone number, and email
  • 4 - 8 images of your product (JPG or JPEG under 1MB each).
  • Statement of up to 250 words describing your product
  • Cost/value statement (maximum 100 words)
  • Payment

All products submitted for awards must be in the manufacturer's booth at HD Expo 2021. A representative in your booth will have a maximum of 3 minutes to speak to the jurors about the product. All submissions must be sent in electronic format. No hard copy submissions are accepted.


  • Applied finishes and materials (wallcoverings, treatments, paints/coatings)
  • Textiles (upholstery and bedspread/drapery/casement fabrics)
  • Flooring (carpet/rugs, hard surfaces, resilients)
  • Seating – Individual (dining, lounge, outdoor)
  • Seating  Group (dining, lounge, outdoor)
  • Lighting (individual and series/collections)
  • Casegoods and freestanding furniture (individual and series/collections)
  • Accessories or specialties (artwork/signage/accent pieces, hardware/decorative metals/plastics, operations supplies/amenities)


Winners are chosen by a jury of design professionals. The jury reserves the right not to offer an award in any given category and to reclassify entries into other product categories if deemed necessary or appropriate.


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



For questions or more information, contact Clare Socker at