The Competition

The 43rd Annual Interior Design Competition celebrates outstanding, innovative Interior Design/Interior Architecture that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishings of interior spaces. IIDA is grateful to publishing partner Interior Design magazine.

Important Dates

Competition Opens – Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
Deadline to Enter – EXTENDED to Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, noon CST
Competition Judging – Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016
IIDA COOL Awards Gala – Sunday, June 12, 2016

Entry Information

Review the official competition guidelines.


Winners will be honored during NeoCon at the annual IIDA black-tie gala, COOL. Winning projects will appear in the May issue of Interior Design. In the event that a previously published entry is selected as a winner, Interior Design reserves the right not to republish that project.


For questions or more information, including to request to be added to the notification list for this competition, please contact Liz Moran, Design Competitions Manager, at