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Enter your firm’s best work in the industry’s only awards program that recognizes design achievement by category and is juried by industry design leaders!

Eligible Projects

Any interior design project that was occupied or first open for business no earlier than January 1, 2016. Older projects will be disqualified. Previous publication is acceptable.

Deadline is Midnight Eastern, September 12, 2017.

Award Categories

Adaptive Reuse
Historic Restoration
Large Office (25,000 square feet and larger)
Lobby Repositioning
Small Office (up to 25,000 square feet)
Sustainable (Green) Design


You and your client will be honored at the 39th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast in New York on January 27, 2017

Winners are expected to attend.
Your project will also be published in the January 2017 issue of Contract magazine.
Note: Winners will be notified by October 31, 2016. All winners will be required to provide professional-quality, high-resolution electronic project photographs, drawings, renderings, and floor plans. If your project is selected as a winner, you will provide photographs to Contract without fee for use in print, on contractdesign.com, and for use at the 38th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast.  A completed project source list of products also will be required.

39th Annual Interiors Awards Jury 

Sara Agrest, AIA, IIDA, Director of Interiors at Dattner Architects in New York; Todd Bracher, Principal of Todd Bracher Studio in New York; Sheyla Conforte, ASID, IIDA, Principal, Director of Interiors at Solomon Cordwell Buenz in Chicago; Jeff Hollander, AIA, IIDA, President of Hollander Design Group in San Diego; and Carrie Renegar, IIDA, Director of Interiors at BB+M Architecture in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

How to Enter

The entry will include:

  • Minimum 6 and maximum 12 color photographs. Students can submit renderings.
  • At least one floor plan for professional projects.
  • A brief description of your project (no more than 300 words), including client objectives, design program, square footage, budget, and date of occupancy.
  • Do not reveal your firm's identity in this description. Students will indicate the name of their school.

All entries will be submitted online here. No hard copy entries will be accepted. For built professional projects, entry fees are $275 for the first project submitted, and $225 for each subsequent project. 

For design school students or class of 2017 graduates who submit in the Student category alone, the fee is $75 per project. For students, one of the images that you upload must be a school letter certifying enrollment.

For questions, email Hayley Arsenault at harsenault@contractdesign.com. Please include the category and the name of the project you are entering.

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