2017 IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition

2017 IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition


The 6th Annual IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.


This competition is open to participants worldwide. The design projects must have been completed in or after June 2015.


  • Ambulatory
    • Specialty Clinic
    • Pediatric
    • Cancer Center
    • Ambulatory Surgery Center
    • Urgent Care Center
  • Hospitals
    • Community
    • Academic/Teaching hospitals
    • Pediatric
    • Women's
    • Psychiatric
  • Extended Care & Assisted Living Facilities
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Mental Health
    • Long-term Care
    • Hospice/Palliative Care

  • All projects are eligible for the Transformation and Innovation Award, which recognizes a project that is leading the industry and advancing healthcare outcomes.


  • To enter, prepare and submit to the entry form:
    • 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 description of the project challenges and a 250-word description of specific solutions to project challenges
    • 7 - 10 images (under 1MB) of your project including a maximum of 3 floor plans (please see entry form for additional image guidelines)
    • Payment
    • All submissions must be sent in electronic format. No hard copy submissions are accepted.


The cost to enter is $200 per entry for IIDA Members and $300 per entry for non-Members. Each project may be submitted only once.


Click here for information on the benefits of becoming an IIDA member, which include a discounted entry fee for every competition submission.


Competition Opens

Monday, June 19, 2017

Deadline to Enter Extended

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. CST


Winning entries will be published in Healthcare Design magazine, on the IIDA website, and in the official Winners Brochure. The Best of Competition winner will be featured in the IIDA Designer Dialogue video series.


The winning design projects are chosen by a jury of design professionals. Submissions are judged for suitability of design to the project challenge, originality of the design solution, and the successful integration of interior finishes and furnishings. A maximum of two winners in each category will be selected. It is at the jurors' discretion to not select a winner in each category. A Best of Competition winner will be selected from the category winners.


For questions or more information, contact Liz Moran, design competitions director, at IIDA Headquarters.