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The IIDA Global Excellence Awards honor excellence in originality and creativity in international interior design and interior architecture projects. Established in 2010, this award recognizes some of the most notable interior design projects outside of the United States across 15 categories.

Who Should Submit
This award is open to interior designers, interior architects, or architects worldwide with interior design projects located outside of the United States, and completed within the previous two (2) calendar years.

Why Should I Submit?

Enter for the chance to have your work evaluated by world-renowned interior designers and architects like Mike Johnson II, IIDA, AIA; Johannes Lampela; and Patricia Rotondo, llDA. Projects 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.

Winners are honored during an in-person event in Paris. Winners will be honored and awarded during the event, on IIDA.org, and in an official press release distributed to leading industry outlets and media partners.


This award is open annually, October through November—check back in October 2023 for more information about next year’s award!

To be notified directly when this competition opens, contact IIDA Design Competitions Manager Veronica Whitaker at competitions@iida.org.

2023 Best of Asia Pacific Design and Global Excellence Awards Celebration in Paris

2023 Best of Competition

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For questions and more information regarding IIDA Design Awards and Competitions, please contact competitions@iida.org.