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IIDA Educator of the Year Sponsored by KI
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The IIDA Educator of the Year award recognizes and celebrates a full-time design educator for outstanding accomplishments and commitment to interior design education. This award is possible through a generous sponsorship from KI.

Applications open November 8, 2021, apply here.

Important Dates
Applications Open
Nov 08, 2021 calendar
Applications Close
Feb 18, 2022 calendar

For more information, contact Monae Redmond at mredmond@iida.org.


Current full-time educators with a minimum of five (5) years experience in a post-secondary program of interior design education at any university or recognized school of interior design.


The IIDA Educator of the Year will receive:

  • $10,000 cash award sponsored by KI and a free IIDA membership for 2022
  • Award presentation during the 2022 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.