[Skip to Content]


about the NYCxDESIGN awards

about the awards

The NYCxDESIGN Awards honors outstanding products and projects in categories that span major areas of design, from architecture to interiors, from products to accessories. Submissions are reviewed by a jury of design industry leaders. Winners and honorees represent the very best design talent and are recognized at an awards ceremony and party on May 18 in New York City. Winners will be published in Interior Design magazine, promoted on Interior Design’s digital channels, and presented with a custom award designed by MakerSpace NYC. Now in its fifth year, the NYCxDESIGN Awards is the highlight of NYCxDESIGN. Taking place this year from May 12-20, NYCxDESIGN showcases over a dozen design disciplines through exhibitions, installations, trade shows, panels, product launches, open studios, and more across the city’s five boroughs.

The NYCxDESIGN Awards are presented by Interior Design and ICFF.


the benefits

Winners of the 2020 NYCxDESIGN Awards receive:

  • Honored live at the NYCxDESIGN Awards ceremony on May 18, 2020
  • Featured in the September issue of Interior Design magazine
  • Featured in an online gallery on interiordesign.net
  • Promoted to Interior Design's digital audience of 9+ million
  • A coveted award designed by MakerSpace NYC
  • Official digital assets and seals for use on all marketing materials
  • Opportunities to be featured on Interior Design's social channels throughout 2020



The deadline to enter is April 3. Student submissions are due by May 11.

Submission Fee: $200 per entry. ​​​​​​

Student Submission Fee: FREE, thanks to our sponsor.

Each entrant will receive a 1-year complimentary digital subscription to Interior Design magazine.

Canceled entries may be eligible for refund until the close of submissions on April 3, 2020.  No refunds will be provided following the close of submissions.​​



project eligibility

Eligible Submitters: Domestic and International Firms

Eligible Projects: Projects in any of NYC’s five boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens) completed between April 2019 and April 2020. Incomplete projects are eligible for submission to On the Boards category.

 Questions about eligibility? Contact awards@interiordesign.net


product eligibility

Eligible Submitters: Designers, Manufacturers, Distributors and Showrooms

Eligible Products: Products shown at 2020 NYCxDESIGN affiliated events and NYCxDESIGN affiliated shows (ICFF, WantedDesign, and other shows) or products shown in New York City based showrooms, design centers, studios or temporary installations between April 2019-May 2020*.

*You do not have to exhibit at an NYCxDESIGN related show or event if you sell, show or manufacture product within the five boroughs.

Students: The student product design category is open to products launched or exhibited by graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in accredited design programs globally. Eligible product designs include but are not limited to: Accessories, Architectural Products, Fabric, Furniture, Kitchen & Bath, Lighting, and Wall Covering. Please use the dedicated student submission form. Deadline for this category is May 11.

 Questions about eligibility? Contact awards@interiordesign.net


LIVExDESIGN eligibility

Eligible Submitters: Designers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Schools/Universities, Museums/Galleries and Showrooms

Eligible Events: Exhibitions, installations, pop-ups and tradeshow booths at any 2020 NYCxDESIGN affiliated events and shows (ICFF, WantedDesign, and other shows).

Exhibits, installations, pop-ups and trade show booths must go live during the 2020 NYCxDESIGN festival and be located in any of NYC's five boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens).

Submitters must provide sketches, rendering or concepts by April 3 to enter. Finished photography of the exhbitions, installations, pop-ups and tradeshow booths will be required between Tuesday, May 12, and Saturday, May 16, 2020.

 Questions about eligibility? Contact awards@interiordesign.net


the event

Winners of the NYCxDESIGN Awards will be announced LIVE at the award ceremony hosted by Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design, on May 18.  Finalists will enjoy one complimentary ticket to the event.  Additional tickets may be purchased. 

5:00PM-6:00PM Pre-Awards Cocktails

6:00PM-7:00PM NYCxDESIGN Awards

7:00PM-10:00PM ICFF Party

View coverage from NYCxDESIGN 2019.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the NYCxDESIGN, please contact your regional director, 917.934.2882 or idsales@interiordesign.net.



Submission Deadline: April 3, 2020​​​

Student Submission Deadline: May 11, 2020

Jury Deliberation: April 21 - April 28, 2020

Finalist Announcement: May 8, 2020

Awards Ceremony: May 18, 2020



how to submit

1. Create an account or log in here.

2. Start a new submission.

3. Select category.

4. Complete one submission form per project or product. 



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 85 years, Interior Design magazine—published by SANDOW, which builds smart businesses driven by innovation and design—has been the essential design authority for every professional, on all projects, throughout the design process.

Subscribe to Interior Design magazine