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2024 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards
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2024 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards
Honoring innovation, environmental functionality, function, and aesthetic or technical advancements in the hospitality industry across eight categories.
Important Dates
The IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards take place annually. 2024 commemorates the 27th annual IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards.
Winners Announced
May 01, 2024
Submission Open
Jan 16, 2024
Submission Closed
Apr 09, 2024

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Competition Guidelines
Submission Requirements

All submissions must be completed electronically. No hard copy submissions will be accepted. Products are required to have been offered for sale or use after May 1, 2022. To enter a project into this competition, you will need to prepare and submit the following:

Written Component

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

Product statement: a description of your product (250-word maximum)


Please submit color images of your completed project, in JPG or JPEG format with a maximum file size of 2MB. You may submit captions to your images, not to exceed 50 words. Take note of the following additional guidelines:

Submit 4-6 color images of your product

Use numbers to name your image files, in order of uploads (01, 02, 03, etc)
Do not reference or include your firm or manufacturer's name/logo in the images


You may submit an optional video that demonstrates the functionality of your product. Videos must be submitted in AVI, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, MOV, or MP4 format with a maximum file size of 50MB and should not exceed 90 seconds.


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.

Applied finishes and materials (wallcoverings, treatments, paints/coatings)

Textiles (upholstery and bedspread/drapery/casement fabrics)
Flooring (carpet/rugs, hard surfaces, resilients)
Seating - Individual (dining, lounge, outdoor)
Seating - Group (dining, lounge, outdoor)
Lighting (individual and series/collections)
Casegoods and freestanding furniture (individual and series/collections)
Accessories or specialities (artwork/signage/accent pieces, hardware/decorative metals/plastics, operations supplies/amenities)


A jury of design professionals will review all entries in-person and select the winning design products on the opening day of the 2024 HD Expo + Conference, April 30, 2024. Submissions are judged on excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, and function as well as the suitability of the design solution to the product challenge and the successful integration of the elements of design. The jury reserves the right not to select a winner from the entries submitted.


Winners will be announced and celebrated during the 2024 HD Expo + Conference. The Winners’ Celebration will be held at the Expo’s Social Hub, Wednesday 10:00 AM, May 1, 2024. Winners will be featured on IIDA and HD Magazine publications. Winners will also receive official winner’s certificates, coverage, featured 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 Veronica Whitaker at vwhitaker@iida.org.