Fantastic interior design is about much more than simply making rooms look more stylish and attractive. It is about fulfilling the true potential of a space and enhancing our living experience.

At IDA, we are passionate about interior design and see it as an expression of creativity and potential, which transcends language barriers and speaks to everyone. Whether you specialize in classic or contemporary interior design, restoring or renovating heritage properties, or creating something completely different to anything that has been done before, we would love to see your ideas and creations.

Winning the title of IDA Interior Design of the Year is an amazing springboard to new career opportunities.


The IDA’s Interior Design of the Year Award recognizes the designers and design teams who set new standards and push boundaries in interior design, transforming the spaces in which we live and work.

  • Commercial
  • Cultural
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial/Infrastructure
  • Mixed Use
  • Residential
  • Disaster Rapid Deployment Housing
  • Green, Sustainable Living
  • Houses - Single/Family Dwelling
  • Housing - Multi Unit Dwellings
  • Low cost housing
  • Off grid housing
  • Renovation and Restoration
  • Residential Lighting
  • Rural housing
  • Tiny Home
  • Other Residential Interior Design
  • Breakout spaces
  • Co-working spaces
  • Conference rooms & Meeting Spaces
  • Creative spaces/Fun zones
  • Office Canteen/Restaurant
  • Pods
  • Rest Areas
  • Smart offices
  • Tiny office
  • Workplace Lighting
  • Workspaces & Offices
  • Other Office Interior Design
  • Breweries and Distilleries
  • Factories interiors
  • Industrial Lighting
  • Mills
  • Refineries interiors
  • Warehouse and Storage interiors
  • Wineries
  • Other Industrial Interior Design
  • Airport
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Terminal
  • Distribution Center
  • Infrastructure Lighting
  • Metro Station
  • Rest area
  • Train Station
  • Tram Station
  • Transportation Hub
  • Other Infrastructure Interior Designs
  • Amphitheater
  • Auditorium
  • Cinema
  • Concert house
  • Cultural Center
  • Cultural Lighting Design
  • Dance hall
  • Exhibition center
  • Gallery
  • Heritage
  • Installation
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Music Venue
  • Opera house
  • Pavilion
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Preservation Site
  • Science center
  • Temporary Installation
  • Theater
  • Visitor center
  • Visual arts center
  • Watching tower
  • Youth center
  • Other Cultural Interior Design
  • Classrooms
  • Dining Halls
  • Dormitories
  • Early Childhood
  • Educational Interior Lighting
  • Educational Libraries
  • Educational Sports Facilities
  • High Schools
  • Infant Day Care
  • Institutes
  • Kindergarten
  • Primary, Elementary & Middle Schools
  • Research Centers
  • Schools - Other
  • Student Halls
  • University
  • Other Educational Interior Designs
  • Clubhouses
  • Gymnasiums
  • Health Clubs
  • Indoor Sports Centers (rock climbing, tenpin bowling etc)
  • Mixed Sports facilities
  • Sports Interior Design Lighting
  • Sports Playing Fields and Ice Rinks
  • Sports stadiums
  • Sports Training Centers
  • Studios
  • Swimming, Aquatic and Leisure Centers
  • Winter Sports Facilities
  • Yoga and Meditation Centers
  • Other Sports and Recreational Interior Design
  • Sustainable Commercial Design
  • Sustainable Conceptual Project
  • Sustainable Cultural/Institutional Design
  • Sustainable Hospitality Design
  • Sustainable Industrial Design
  • Sustainable Industrial Design
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Design
  • Sustainable Lighting
  • Sustainable Mixed-Use Design
  • Sustainable Multi-Unit Residential Design
  • Sustainable Residential Private Home
  • Sustainable Sports & Recreation Design
  • Other Sustainable / Green Designs
  • Bar
  • Cabins & Lodges
  • Casino
  • Coffee Shop
  • Dance club
  • Fast food
  • Hospitality Interior Lighting
  • Hostel
  • Hotels
  • Nightclub
  • Pub
  • Resorts
  • Restaurant
  • Spas, Health and Wellness Retreats
  • Theme Parks
  • Tourism
  • Tree House
  • Other Hospitality Design
  • Aesthetic Services Clinics
  • Balneotherapy Centers
  • Clinics
  • Dental Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories, Radiology and Diagnostic Centers
  • Medical Research Centres
  • Naturopathy and Alternative Medical Centers
  • Nursing/Care Homes
  • Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Clinics
  • Other Healthcare Interior Designs
  • Pediatric Clinics
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Saunas
  • Spas and Wellness Centers
  • Veterinary and Animal Care Facilities
  • Other Healthcare Interior Designs
  • Boutiques / Shops/ Kiosks
  • Cinemas
  • Commercial Interior Lighting
  • Consumer Banking
  • Department Stores
  • Malls
  • Markets
  • Salons
  • Ticket Offices
  • Other Commercial Interior Design
  • Cathedral
  • Chapel
  • Churches
  • Crypts & Mausoleums
  • Memorial Center
  • Monastery
  • Mosque
  • Synagogue
  • Temple
  • Other Religious Interior Design

Deadlines & Fees

The International Design Awards invite interior designers and design teams to submit conceptual, in-progress or completed work. Entries may be submitted by any company or individual involved in the creation or production of the project, including designers, the firm, and clients.

30 MAY

Early Bird Deadline

-10% Discount


Extended Earlybird

-5% Discount


Regular Deadline


Final Deadline

15 November

Extended Final Deadline













* Multiple entries must be paid at the same time as your first entry in order to be counted as “additional entries”. An entry paid at a later time will be counted as a “first entry”.
** You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time but must be in the same disciplines. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged at 50% in the same discipline.

You may choose to pay online via PayPal or Credit Card.
Please note that entry fees are non-refundable. Also, once your submission fee is paid, you will NOT be able to edit or change your entries.
Once you have paid your submission fee, your entry is complete. There are no hidden expenses further down the line. Winners will not be charged any additional fees for publication, publicity, or the IDA trophy.


Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.

Awards Titles


The Interior Design of the year winner will receive publication of his/her work in the International Design Awards Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores internationally; promotion in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long coverage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges. He/she will also receive the IDA certificate of achievements and winners seal to use it online announcing his/her winning, along with a personalized press release and the IDA awards winning stainless steel trophy.


This award will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated devotion to elevating the art of interior design. He/she will receive publication of his/her work in the IDA Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores nationwide; promotion in an newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long coverage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges.

Prizes and Promotions

The Winner of the Interior Design of the Year Award will receive the coveted IDA trophy and be highlighted on the main page of the IDA website and published in all our social media platforms throughout the coming year.

Along with all the sub-category winners, they will also receive a Winner Certificate, Winner Seal, and a personalised press release to use for promotional purposes. All the winning designs will also be featured in the Annual IDA Book of Design.

Our winners will receive extensive publicity all throughout the following year, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience. They will be promoted on the IDA website in the Winners Gallery and in IDA Newsletters sent out to 100,000 design industry professionals and potential clients.

Winners will also be listed in the IDA online Design Directory, making it easier for them to be reached by potential customers.


to over 100,000 design professionals, press and potential clients worldwide.


inclusion, with contact information of all IDA winners, and on the IDA website Gallery of Winning Work.


The IDA Book of Designs is distributed through Art Publishers and Dubb Publications around the world.


A handsome certificate to promote your winning.


Promote your winnings on the website and all your printed material.

Submission Details

1. Click “submit” to create a free membership and password. If you are already a member, log in.

2. Fill in the simple online submission form–remember you can select multiple categories for each entry.

3. Upload the images for your entry. (Repeat the first 3 steps if you have multiple entries.

4. The final step is to pay your submission fees.

Up to 10 images (JPG/PDF) and 1 PDF can be submitted per entry—For best results, make sure your images are a jpg/png file cropped to a 4:3 format, are at least 1000px wide, and no larger than 4mb. Size for PDF files: Please save as “screen view” and limit it to only 6 pages per file, Max 4 MB.

Entries should include as much detail as possible, including images of each side of the building or environment along with the contextual surroundings. Please include floor and small-scale (8.5”x11”) site plans showing the project in its context.

Where the project is a group of buildings, entrants should provide a rendering that illustrates the complete project. If the entry concerns an alteration or restoration, please include both “before” and “after” images.

Entries can be submitted as completed, in-process, or conceptual works. Projects completed more than 5 years before the time of submission are not eligible.

Description of the project should be limited to 600 characters or less.

Projects will not be judged until payments have been received.