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2021 Latin America Design Awards
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Honoring design excellence in interior design and interior architecture projects representing achievement in creativity and innovation across 18 categories.
Competition Guidelines
Submission Requirements

All submissions will be done electronically, no hard copy submissions will be accepted. To enter a project into this competition, you will need to prepare and submit the following:

Written Component

Your firm's contact information including name, address, phone number, and email

Your design project's information including name and location
Project description: a brief project summary (50-word maximum)
Challenge statement: a description of your design challenge (250-word maximum)
Solution statement: a description of specific solutions to project challenges (250-word maximum)


Please submit color images of your completed project, in JPG or JPEG format with a maximum file size of 1MB. You may submit captions to your images, not to exceed 50 words. Take note of the following additional guidelines:

Submit 7-10 color images total - of these images, only one (1) exterior image is permitted and a maximum of three (3) floorplans

No composite images allowed - only one photograph per image upload
Use numbers to name your image files, in order of uploads (01, 02, 03, etc). Please use the following format for floor plans: "floorplan1, floorplan2, floorplan3"
Do not reference or include your design/architectural firm name/logo in the images
Images may be edited to improve contrast ratio, color balance, and composition through cropping only.
Images may not be edited to add, remove, or alter any aspect or element of the project including its context. Images should represent the project as it exists in the built environment.
Conceptual renderings will not be accepted


Projects must be submitted in one of the categories below. Categories may be renamed, consolidated, or eliminated (and projects reclassified) at the discretion of IIDA and/or the jurors.

All entrants are eligible for the Narrative Award, which recognizes an interior design/ interior architecture project with a compelling project statement that describes extraordinary circumstances surrounding a project or significant challenges that were overcome in order to deliver a project.

Amenity Spaces (any multi-purpose assembly space in a residential or commercial setting)

Corporate Spaces - Large (1,000 square meters and above)
Corporate Spaces - Small (under 1,000 square meters)
Commercial Lobbies
Education (colleges/universities/research)
Education (elementary/secondary)
Entertainment (casinos, night clubs, performing arts centers, sports arenas, theatres)
Healthcare (hospitals, outpatient clinics, medical facilities)
Hotels – Full Property
Hotels – Guest Rooms/Suites
Institutional (cultural, government/municipal spaces, libraries, religious spaces)
Residences Large (150 square meters and above)
Residences Small (under 150 square meters)
Restaurants, Lounges, and Bars
Retail (stores, boutiques)
Sales Centers and Show Flats
Showrooms and Exhibition Spaces
Spas, Fitness Centers, & Gymnasiums


The winning design projects will be selected by a jury of design professionals. Submissions are judged on excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, and function as well as the suitability of the design solution to the project challenge and the successful integration of the elements of design are also considered. The jury reserves the right not to select a winner from the entries submitted.


Winners will be honored on a virtual award ceremony and will be featured on IIDA.org. Winners will also receive official digital assets, including competition winner logos for self-promotion, coverage and mention on IIDA’s social media accounts, and in an official press release distributed to leading industry outlets and media partners.

For questions or more information, contact Yeari Han at yhan@iida.org