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2023 Member of the Year
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2023 Member of the Year
Recognizes an IIDA Member that demonstrates outstanding volunteer service through commitment, passion, professionalism, and dedication to advancing IIDA.
Important Dates
Applications for the IIDA Member of the Year award open annually.
Submission Open
Oct 10, 2022
Submission Closed
Jan 30, 2023

There is no cost to apply to the IIDA Member of the Year Award.

Competition Guidelines
Application Requirements

All applications must be completed electronically. No hard copy applications will be accepted. If any of the following items are missing, your application will not be reviewed. Any additional materials will be removed and not considered. To apply you need to prepare and submit the following:

Written Component

Candidate Statement: 300-word maximum statement documenting the candidate's superior achievements and volunteer contributions to IIDA.

Resume, including volunteer activities

250-word maximum responses to the following prompts:

  • How many years have you been in the interior design profession?
  • What is your design practice specialty?
  • What motivates you as a volunteer?
  • Other than IIDA, for what other organizations have you served as a volunteer?
  • Do you have a particular philosophy that you follow?
Visual Component
  • One (1) 2-3 minute video describing the candidate's involvement and support of interior design advancement initiatives.
  • Headshot in JPG or JPEG format with a minimum size of 1000px by 1000px
Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation:

Two (2) letters from IIDA members in good standing who know the candidate well and can support the candidate's qualifications and achievements.
One (1) recommendation letter form an IIDA Chapter leader from the past three years.


The IIDA Member of the Year will receive:

$7,500 cash award and a free IIDA membership for 2023

Award presentation during the 2023 IIDA Annual Meeting
The winner will be featured on IIDA.org, and in Design Matters, IIDA's flagship newsletter. They will also receive official digital assets 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.