Winning design projects are selected by a jury of design professionals. Entry submissions are judged on the appropriateness of the design solution and the successful integration of the elements of design. A Best of Category winner in each category is selected, with the possibility of up to two (2) Honorable Mentions. It is at the judges' discretion to not select a winner in each category.

The Best of Competition winner is selected from all Best of Category winners.

Winners and their clients will be honored at the ALA Annual Conference, June 2014 held in Las Vegas. Winning entries are published in Contract and American Libraries magazines, and featured on IIDA's website.