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2024 Member of the Year
2024 Member of the Year
Recognizes an IIDA Member that demonstrates outstanding volunteer service through commitment, passion, professionalism, and dedication to advancing IIDA.
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

A complimentary IIDA membership
Airfare and a one-night hotel stay in Chicago to attend the award presentation during the IIDA Annual Meeting
A feature on IIDA.org and Design Matters, the flagship e-newsletter of IIDA
Official digital assets, including competition winner logos for self-promotion
Coverage and mention in IIDA social media accounts, and in an official press release distributed to leading industry outlets and media partners