FAQ

RULES & ELIGIBILITY

  • Products must have been manufactured and introduced to the market between September 2014 and August 2015.
  • Due to the comprehensive nature of this competition, we do accept products that have been awarded and/or are part of another competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of products that may be entered to the competition.
  • Please note: product categories may be renamed, consolidated, or eliminated and products may be reassigned at the editors' discretion.
  • Fees: $300 per entry/category.
  • Best of Year Product Design finalists will be selected by interior designers and architects via an online vote taking place October 6 - 17, 2014.
  • Finalists will be posted on this site in November.
  • Winners will be chosen by Editor in Chief Cindy Allen and a jury of design leaders, and announced live December 4, 2014 during a celebration in New York City. Winners will be featured in the December issue of Interior Design.

KEY DATES

September 19, 2014: Deadline for product submissions at 11:59PM EST

October 6 - 17, 2014: Designers will be invited to vote on their favorites during a two-week voting period

November: Finalists will be posted

December 4, 2014: Live Best of Year Awards event

PRODUCT CATEGORIES

  • Accessories
  • Accessories: Office
  • Accessories: Outdoor
  • Architectural Products (doors, windows, paint etc)
  • Bath: Accessories and Hardware
  • Bath: Cabinetry
  • Bath: Fittings (faucets etc.)
  • Bath: Fixtures (sinks, tubs, etc.)
  • Flooring: Carpet/Broadloom
  • Flooring: Carpet/Modular
  • Flooring: Carpet/Rugs
  • Flooring: Hard
  • Flooring: Healthcare
  • Flooring: Hospitality
  • Flooring: Tile and Stone
  • Furniture: Beds
  • Furniture: Contract/Case Goods
  • Furniture: Contract/Desking
  • Furniture: Contract/Systems
  • Furniture: Contract/Tables
  • Furniture: Education
  • Furniture: Healthcare
  • Furniture: Outdoor/Lounge
  • Furniture: Outdoor/Seating & Tables
  • Furniture: Partitions and Wall Systems
  • Furniture: Residential/Dining Tables
  • Furniture: Residential/Occasional Tables
  • Furniture: Residential/Storage
  • Green Innovation
  • Hardware
  • Kitchen: Appliances
  • Kitchen: Cabinetry
  • Kitchen: Fittings (faucets, taps etc.)
  • Kitchen: Fixture (tubs, sinks etc)
  • Lighting: Architectural
  • Lighting: Chandelier (multiple bulb)
  • Lighting: Floor
  • Lighting: Pendant (single bulb)
  • Lighting: Sconce
  • Lighting: Table
  • Materials and Surfaces (including paneling)
  • Seating: Contract/Conference
  • Seating: Contract/Guest
  • Seating: Contract/Lounge
  • Seating: Contract/Task
  • Seating: Residential/Accent
  • Seating: Residential/Lounge
  • Seating: Residential/Sofa
  • Technology
  • Textiles: Contract
  • Textiles: Healthcare
  • Textiles: Hospitality
  • Textiles: Outdoor
  • Textiles: Residential
  • Wallcovering: Contract
  • Wallcovering: Fabric
  • Wallcovering: Paper
  • Wallcovering: Treatments (including Tile and Stone)
  • Window Treatments

NEW! Material ConneXion Best of Materials:
(Each material category incurs a cost of $300, similar to Best of Year categories.)

  • Combination of dissimilar materials
  • Exciting indoor/outdoor solution
  • Innovative acoustic surface
  • Innovative new material for tabletop/work surface
  • Innovative new material for wallcovering
  • Innovative new paper product
  • Innovative new stain resistance treatment/product
  • Innovative translucent shading/lighting solution
  • New laminate material/design
  • New low environmental impact solution
  • New upholstery surface
  • New wet environment material
  • Printable screen/surface
  • Unexpected use of cement for interiors
  • Unexpected use of ceramics for interiors
  • Unexpected use of glass for interiors
  • Unexpected use of metals for interiors
  • Unexpected use of natural materials for interiors
  • Use of reclaimed materials
  • Use of recycled materials

Reminder: after you submit a product, the product categories may be renamed, consolidated, or eliminated and products may be reassigned at the editors' discretion. You will be notified directly if this pertains to one of your entries.

REQUIREMENTS

Product entries must include a completed submission form, including a digital product image, submitted no later than 11:59PM EST on September 19, 2014. Digital product image must be 350dpi high resolution, .jpg or .tif file, for reproduction at 5" x 7" minimum, and smaller than 20MB.



PROJECT DESIGN

RULES & ELIGIBILITY

  • Work must have been completed between September 2014 and August 2015.
  • Due to the comprehensive nature of this competition, we will accept work that has been published previously and/or was part of another competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects that may be entered to the competition.
  • Please note: submissions may be reassigned to a different project category at the editors' discretion.
  • Fees: $300 per entry/category.
  • Best of Year: Project Design winners will be chosen by Editor in Chief Cindy Allen and a jury of design leaders and featured in the December issue of Interior Design.
  • Finalists will be posted on this site in November.
  • Winners will be announced live December 4, 2014, during a ceremony and celebration in New York City.

KEY DATES

September 19, 2014: Deadline for product submissions at 11:59PM EST

November: Finalists will be posted

December 4, 2014: Live Best of Year Awards event

PROJECT CATEGORIES

  • Beauty/Spa/Fitness
  • Budget
  • Education
  • Exhibit/Installation
  • Green
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality: Hotel
  • Hospitality: Restaurant, Lounge, Bar
  • Institutional (cultural, government, religious)
  • Kitchen & Bath
  • Office: Large /> 50,000 SQ FT
  • Office: Mid-Size / 10-50,000 SQ FT
  • Office: Small /< 10,000 SQ FT
  • Public Spaces / Outdoor
  • Residence: Apartment/Loft/Multi-Unit Dwelling
  • Residence: House/Townhouse
  • Retail
  • Showroom

Reminder: after you submit a project, the project categories may be renamed, consolidated, or eliminated and projects may be reassigned at the editors' discretion. You will be notified directly if this pertains to one of your entries.

REQUIREMENTS

Project entries must include a completed submission form, including digital images, press release or other accompanying documentation, list of project team members, and list of primary sources, submitted no later than 11:59pm EST on September 19, 2014. Each image should be minimum of 350dpi high resolution, .jpg or .tif file size 9" x 11".



CONTACT US

If you have any questions about your submissions, please review our FAQs, contact us at boyawards@interiordesign.net.