2017 IIDA/HD Product Design Competition

2017 IIDA/HD Product Design Competition

Overview

The IIDA/HD Annual Product Design Competition honors innovation, function, and aesthetic advancements in product design for the hospitality industry. Exhibitors at HD Expo are invited to submit product entries, which will be judged for design innovation, technical advancements, cost and value, environmental responsibility, aesthetics, need, and usage within hospitality applications.


WHO SHOULD ENTER

You must be an exhibitor at the HD Expo 2017 to participate. Products not displayed at HD Expo 2017 are not eligible. Only products designed for the environment of a hospitality installation and offered for sale or use after June 1, 2016 are eligible.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • To enter, please prepare and submit: 
    • The manufacturer's contact information, including name, address, phone number, and email.
    • 4-8 images of your product (jpg or jpeg under 1MB each).
    • A statement describing your product (maximum 250 words).
    • A cost/value statement (maximum 100 words).
    • Payment.
    • Additional samples apply to the following categories: Applied Finishes and Materials, Textiles, and Flooring.
    • All products submitted for awards must be in the manufacturer's booth at HD Expo 2017 by 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

CATEGORIES

  • Applied Finishes and Materials (wallcoverings/treatments and paints/coatings)
  • Textiles (upholstery and bedspread/drapery/casement)
  • 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 (hardware or decorative metals or plastics, storage systems, and artwork/signage)


JUDGING CRITERIA

All products submitted for awards must be in the manufacturer's booth at HD Expo 2017 by 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Prior to determining the award winners, jurors at their discretion may visit products submitted to the competition.


PRICING

The cost to enter is $200 per entry for IIDA members and $300 per entry for non-members.

AWARDS

Winning products will be recognized at HD Expo 2017 in Las Vegas. All winning products and manufacturers will be published in Hospitality Design magazine, and featured on the IIDA website. In addition, all winners will be mentioned in HDShow Daily.


Jurors will notify award winners before 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at their HD Expo booth. The Best of Competition winner will be announced at the Social Hub at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.


IMPORTANT DATES

Competition Opens

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Deadline to Enter - Extended

Monday, April 24, 2017

Deadline for Samples - Extended

Monday, April 24, 2017

Judging

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information, contact Liz Moran, Design Competitions Director, at lmoran@iida.org