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The Will Ching Design Competition honors originality and excellence in commercial design from firms with ten (10) or fewer employees. Established in 1993, this annual competition offers smaller firms the recognition and acclaim that is often reserved for larger firms and corporations.

Who Should Submit

This competition is open to participants worldwide, for projects completed within the last 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 Leyden Lewis, Alessandro Munge, Krista Ninivaggi. 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 invited to and honored at Revel in Design, IIDA’s annual black tie event kicking off NeoCon in Chicago, where the Best of Competition prize is announced. Winners will be featured on IIDA.org, published in Interior Design magazine, and in an official press release distributed to leading industry outlets and media partners.


This competition is open annually December through February—check back in December 2023 for more information about next year’s competition.

To be notified directly when this competition opens, contact IIDA Design Competitions Manager Veronica Whitaker at competitions@iida.org.
2023 Best of Competition

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