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2017 Honor Awards Call For Entries

Recognizing and Honoring Outstanding Interior Design Completed in the Northern California Chapter

Posted on: November 11, 2016

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The IIDA Northern California Chapter Honor Awards aims to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces. For our 13th annual awards, the Honor Awards program will focus on recognizing and honoring outstanding interior design completed in the Northern California Chapter.

The 2017 Honor Awards is open to design firms of all sizes, focus, and interest practicing in the IIDA Northern California region. For entries from firms with multiple offices, there must be substantial participation* by the regional office. There is no restrictions on square footage, no limit to the number of projects that can be entered and projects can be located anywhere in the world. Individual projects can only be entered once in any one category. Non-awarded projects submitted in previous years may be reentered as long as they still meet all other requirements. Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2014. *Substantial participation is constituted by 85 percent of the project team being located within the IIDA Northern California Chapter territory.

Submissions will be judged for suitability to the project challenge, originality of the design solution, and
the successful integration of interior forms, finishes and furnishings. From the qualifying entries, one
Honor Award and one Merit Award will be awarded in each category.

LIVE: anyplace we call home. 
homes, condominiums, townhouses, apartments, mobile homes or houseboats (full or partial renovations acceptable)

WORK: corporate workplace environments
• Work Small: projects under 20,000 useable square feet
• Work Medium: projects over 20,000 useable square feet and under 75,000 useable square feet
• Work Large: projects over 75,000 useable square feet

PLAY: where we entertain ourselves
Hotels, Restaurants, Theaters, Spas, Casinos, Stores, Showrooms, Malls, Tasting Rooms, Sports Arenas

SERVE: where we meet
Public spaces, Libraries, Schools, Non-Office Governmental, Transportation Centers, Places of Worship, Museums

HEAL: where we flourish
Hospitals, Medical Facilities, Clinics, Assisted living, Laboratories

One project in any category chosen by the jury that exemplifies award winning design despite budgets, schedule or other extraordinary challenges or constraints.

One project in any category chosen by the jury with an emphasis on improving the physical space’s impact on society, including but not limited to sustainability, occupant well-being, historic renovation, improved project process and pro-bono.

One project in any category chosen by the general public through online voting

One project chosen by the jury to exemplify the best overall design of the entries

Winners will be publicly announced at the Awards Celebration. Additionally, winners will be featured on IIDA NC’s website.

The project materials become the property of the IIDA NC Chapter. IIDA NC will use images from all submitted projects in multimedia presentations at the Honor Award event, IIDA NC’s website & social media sites. IIDA NC reserves the rights to use the submissions for publicity and public relations.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS * More detailed information is included in Submission Packet Instructions.
• Confidential Entry Form: Lists all Design Firm, Client & Team information and acknowledges IIDA NC use of submission information and images as outlined in the 2017 Submission Packet Instructions.
•Project Statement: Include client objectives, design program, square footage, and any other information the design team feels is relevant to the solution.
•Client Consent Form: Consent form from the client acknowledging the entry of their project for the 2017 Honor Awards Program.
•Client Statement (optional): Optional statement from the client discussing the client’s perspective on their experience with the design team as well as the success of the process.
•Project Images: Provide a minimum of three and a maximum of ten digital images.
•Floor Plan: With each image keyed to the plan.

Submissions will be electronically entered by using any file transfer site like or similar.

IIDA Members: $225 Non-IIDA Members: $350

Registration Requests due Monday January 2, 2017
Entry submissions due Wednesday January 11, 2017

To register, download the 2017 Call For Entries Submission Requirements (PDF) and visit the Eventbrite website to begin your registration packet!

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