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Welcome to the 2022 IIDA NC Honor Awards Online Entry!

Entry Deadlines

Registrations are DUE January 28, 2022 11:59pm PST

Entry Submissions Packets are DUE February 25, 2022 11:59pm PST

2022 Submission Requirements

The IIDA Northern California Chapter Honor Awards aims to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces. For our fifteenth annual awards, the Honor Awards program will focus on recognizing and honoring outstanding interior design completed in the Northern California Chapter.


The 2022 Honor Awards is open to design firms of all sizes, focus, and interest practicing in the IIDA Northern California region of Northern California. For entries from firms with multiple offices, there must be substantial participation* by the regional office. There are no restrictions on square footage, no limit to the number of projects that can be entered and projects can be located anywhere in the world. Individual projects can only be entered once in any one. Non-awarded projects submitted in previous years may be reentered as long as they still meet all other requirements. Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2018. 

*Substantial participation is constituted by 85 percent of the project team being located within the IIDA Northern California Chapter territory.

Judging Criteria

Submissions will be judged for suitability to the project challenge, originality of the design solution, and the successful integration of interior forms, finishes and furnishings. From the qualifying entries, one Honor Award will be awarded in each category.

Awards Catergories


Anyplace we call home: Homes, condominiums, townhouses, apartments, mobile homes or houseboats (full or partial renovations acceptable)


Corporate workplace environments:

  • Work Small: projects under 20,000 useable square feet
  • Work Medium: projects over 20,000 useable square feet and under 75,000 useable square feet
  • Work Large: projects over 75,000 useable square feet


Where we entertain ourselves: Hotels, Restaurants, Theaters, Spas, Casinos, Stores, Showrooms, Malls, Tasting Rooms, Sports Arenas


Where we meet: Public Spaces, Libraries, Schools, Non-Office Governmental, Transportation Centers, Places of Worship, Museums


Where we flourish: Hospitals, Medical Facilities, Clinics, Assisted Living, Laboratories

For each of the following additional awards, enter the project selecting the most appropriate category above. Supplemental information may be required.


One project chosen by the jury to exemplify the best overall design of the entries.


The award honors sustainable design. The jury will be looking for projects that design with the future in mind and an emphasis on timeless design and minimal environmental impact. (On the submission form there will be additional information required.)


This award honors the work of the makers in our community. The Craft Award will honor an outstanding creative collaboration between the designer and craftsperson/fabricator. Entrees may include but are not limited to such functional or decorative elements as ceilings, stairways, wall treatments, work settings, furniture and lighting. The entire project will be entered into the appropriate category. The presentation of one custom element of the project to be considered for the Craft Award will be optional and a written description and image files will be submitted for consideration from the jury.


Winners will be publicly announced at the Awards Celebration. Additionally, winners will be featured on IIDA NC’s website. The celebration will be held virtually this Summer, date TBD. 

Use of Submittals

The project materials become the property of the IIDA NC Chapter. IIDA NC will use images from all submitted projects in multimedia presentations at the Honor Award event, IIDA NC's website & social media sites. IIDA NC reserves the rights to use the submissions for publicity and public relations.

Submission Requirements

Confidential Entry Form: Lists all Design Firm, Client & Team information and acknowledges IIDA NC use of submission information and images as outlined.

Project Statement: Include client objectives, design program, square footage, and any other information the design team feels is relevant to the solution.

Client Consent Form: Consent form from the client acknowledging the entry of their project for the 2022 Honor Awards Program.

Client Statement (optional): Optional statement from the client discussing the client’s perspective on their experience with the design team as well as the success of the process.

Project Images: Provide a minimum of three and a maximum of ten digital images. Multi-image, collage photos are prohibitted.

Floor Plan: With each image keyed to the plan.


Submissions will be entered online at https://iidanc.secure-platform.com

Entry Fees

IIDA Members: $225 Non-IIDA Members: $350


Email: communications@iidanc.org