2017 Interior Design Competition and Will Ching Design Competition

44th Annual Interior Design Competition

25th Annual Will Ching Design Competition

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Overview

44th Annual Interior Design Competition

This annual design competition celebrates innovative Interior Design/Interior Architecture that encourages new ideas in the design and furnishing of interior spaces.


WHO SHOULD ENTER

Any Interior Designer/Interior Architect may submit design project(s). This competition is open to participants worldwide. The design project(s) must have been completed after Dec. 1, 2014.


25th Annual Will Ching Design Competition

This annual design competition was established to celebrate originality and excellence in commercial design from firms with five (5) or fewer employees.


WHO SHOULD ENTER

Any Interior Designer/Interior Architect from firms with five (5) or fewer employees may submit design project(s). This competition is open to participants worldwide. The design project(s) must have been completed after Dec. 1, 2014, and must be commercial (residential projects are not eligible for the Will Ching Design Competition).




IIDA is grateful to our publishing partner, Interior Design magazine.


IMPORTANT DATES

Competition Opens Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Deadline to Enter Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

Judging Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017


SUBMISSIONS

To enter, prepare and submit:

  • 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 max description of the project challenges, and a 250-word max description of specific solutions to project challenges.
  • 7 - 10 images (under 1MB) of your project and 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.

There is no limit to the number of eligible projects a firm may submit; however, each project may only be submitted once.


PRICING

The cost to enter is $250 USD per entry for IIDA Members, and $350 USD per entry for non-IIDA Members. Please contact Design Competitions Director Liz Moran for more information on applying for IIDA Membership to take advantage of the member rate.


JUDGING

The winning design projects are chosen by a jury of design professionals. It is at the jurors' discretion to determine the number of winners. A "Best of Competition" winner will be selected from among the winners.


JURY

Click here to view the jurors for the 2017 competitions.



WINNERS

A list of finalists for the Interior Design Competition will be announced in February 2017, and the winning projects will be announced in March 2017. The Best of Competition winner will be announced at the IIDA black-tie gala, COOL, in June 2017.

The winner for the Will Ching Design Competition will be announced in February 2017.


AWARDS

Winning projects will appear in the May issue of Interior Design magazine. In the event that a previously published entry is selected as a winner, Interior Design magazine reserves the right not to republish that project. The Best of Competition winner of the Interior Design Competition will be the subject of the IIDA Designer Dialogue video series