Interior Design Competition and Will Ching Design Competition Now Open

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced today the opening of the association’s two premier design competitions, the 43rd annual Interior Design Competition and the 24th annual Will Ching Design Competition. These international competitions honor outstanding, innovative, and original designs in multiple categories with the Interior Design Competition open to firms of any size and the Will Ching Design Competition open to firms of five employees or fewer.

“Interior designers play an integral role in shaping the built environment – marrying form and function with innovative, sophisticated, and relevant solutions to support and enhance the way we now live, work, and play. I am always thrilled to witness the diverse projects and portfolios that represent the impact design is making, and will continue to make, on our world,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP.

The Interior Design Competition and Will Ching Design Competition are open to participants worldwide. The design project(s) must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2014. The deadline to enter both competitions is Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Complete details about submitting to the competitions are available on the website.

Winners of both competitions will be celebrated during NeoCon 2016 at COOL, the annual IIDA black-tie gala, on June 12, 2016, at The Ritz Carlton Chicago. Winning projects will be featured on the IIDA website and in the June 2015 issue of Interior Design magazine, the publishing partner for the competitions.

For questions and more information, please contact Liz Moran, IIDA Design Competitions Manager, at

About International Interior Design Association
IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. IIDA advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.