Interior Design’s 15th Annual Best of Year Awards Entries Due Sep. 10

Interior Design, the industry-leading design publication, website, and events media brand serving the architectural and design community, is pleased to announce that entries are currently being accepted for the 2020 Best of Year Awards.

Now celebrating its 15th year, Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards is the ultimate measure of design excellence, honoring the most significant projects and products of the year from around the globe.

“It’s certainly been an unprecedented 2020, and our Best of Year Awards definitely calls for something special this year. And as the awards program goes virtual, we’ll be expanding the honors beyond products and projects, to include the super-talented people whose accomplishments have positively impacted our beloved design industry, said Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design. “I’m just thrilled to host—and honor—this year’s best at our ever-evolving celebration among Interior Design’s global audience of over 9 million…wow!”

New to the Best of Year Awards are 15 categories recognizing the most innovative and forward-thinking design professionals of 2020. The new categories include Firm Leader, Architect, Interior Designer, Manufacturer Leader, Creative Director, Marketer, Product Designer, Industrial Designer, Graphic/Branding Designer, Lighting Designer, Landscape Designer as well as Rising Star and Lifetime Achievement. Winners of these People categories will be featured in Interior Design magazine and in a profile on

Other new categories for products include Environmental Impact and Student Product Design. A full list of this year’s categories can be found on

Entries from around the world are accepted for all categories. Product submissions are open to products and collections introduced to the market between September 2019 and September 2020. Project submissions are open to projects completed between September 2019 and September 2020, with the exception of the “On the Boards” category, reserved for in-progress projects. People submissions are open to all active designers, architects and manufacturers.

Student product design submissions are open to graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in accredited design programs. Student submissions will open on August 3, 2020.

Submissions will close on September 10, 2020. A public voting period for product entries will take place from September 29 – October 9, 2020. Finalists will be announced on on November 6, 2020.

Winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony hosted by Cindy Allen that will air on Interior Design’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and on Further details on the 2020 Best of Year Awards ceremony will be announced at a later date.

This year’s winning products, projects, and inspiring people will receive extensive coverage across Interior Design’s global digital network of over 9 million. Winners will be published in an issue of Interior Design magazine and featured on Additionally, this year’s winners will be celebrated via digital coverage, including Instagram, a Facebook photo gallery, and a Pinterest board.

For more information on the Best of Year Awards, visit

About Interior Design

Interior Design is the global, industry-leading design publication, website, and events company serving the interior design, architectural, and facility management audiences. For over 88 years, Interior Design magazine–published by SANDOW, a leader in multichannel brands that meet at the intersection of luxury and design–has been the essential design authority for every professional, on all projects, throughout the design process. Interior Design Events connects the industry, promoting creative leadership, innovation, and collaboration across a wide range of practice areas and platforms. Interior Design’s digital companion,, is the go-to site for relevant and real-time content for the industry’s largest and most engaged design audience.

 About SANDOW®

SANDOW was founded by visionary entrepreneur, Adam Sandow, in 2003 with the goal of building a truly innovative media company that would reinvent the traditional publishing model. Today, SANDOW is a fully integrated solutions platform powering innovation for the design and luxury industries.

Its diverse portfolio of design media and technology companies include Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, Metropolis, Galerie, and NewBeauty. Materials Innovation brands include global materials consultancy, Material ConneXion, and game-changing material sampling, logistics and sustainability platform, Material Bank. SANDOW brands also include research and strategy firm, ThinkLab. In 2019, SANDOW was selected by the New York Economic Development Corporation to become the official operator of NYCxDESIGN, beginning in 2020.