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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 during a virtual ceremony hosted by Cindy Allen. Winners will be published in Interior Design magazine, and promoted on Interior Design and NYCxDESIGN’s digital channels

Now in its eighth year, the NYCxDESIGN Awards is the highlight of NYCxDESIGN.

NYCxDESIGN is a non-profit organization that nurtures, supports, and provides opportunities for NYC’s design sector by organizing and coordinating exceptional year-round activations, amplifying the voices of design through storytelling and promotion, and providing annual grants for local talent and businesses that make New York the design capital of the world. 

The NYCxDESIGN Awards are presented by Interior Design.

the benefits

Winners of the 2023 NYCxDESIGN Awards receive:

  • Honored during a ceremony hosted by Cindy Allen
  • Custom award
  • Featured in Interior Design magazine
  • Featured in an online gallery on interiordesign.net and nycxdesign.com
  • All winners will be included in a categorized announcement video shared to ID’s Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Dedicated awards Pinterest Board with each winner receiving their own pin
  • All winners will also be included in an Instagram story announcement as the awards are announced
  • Official digital assets and seals for use on all marketing materials
  • Opportunities to be featured on Interior Design's social channels throughout 2023



The 2023 Submission Deadline is April 9, 2023 (11:59 PM EST).

Submission Fees:

  • Early-Bird - February 6 - February 17, 2023 - $195 per entry
  • Regular Submission - February 18 - March 17, 2023 - $225 per entry
  • Cutting It Close - March 18 - April 9, 2023 - $250 per entry

Emerging/Independent Designer Category Submission: $75 per entry

Made In The Boroughs Category Submission: $75 per entry

People's Choice Add-On Fee: $50 per entry​​​​​​

Student Submission: FREE (students do not need to be New York-based)

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

Refunds are not available for submissions once they have been formally entered. Submissions made that do not follow specifications are disqualified, and we will, unfortunately, not be able to provide a refund. ​​


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 January 2022 and April 2023. (Designs submitted for the 2022 NYCxDESIGN Awards cannot be submitted in 2023).

Incomplete projects are eligible for submission to the On the Boards category.

Projects in any of NYC's five boroughs completed prior to January 2022 are eligible for the Iconic Project category. 

 Questions about eligibility? Contact awards@interiordesign.net


product eligibility

Eligible Submitters: Designers, Manufacturers, Distributors, and Showrooms

Eligible Products: Products that will be shown (virtually or in-person) at 2023 NYCxDESIGN Festival events or 2023 NYCxDESIGN affiliated shows or in any New York City-based showrooms, design centers, studios or temporary installations between January 2022-May 2023. (Designs submitted for the 2022 NYCxDESIGN Awards cannot be submitted in 2023).

You do not have to exhibit at NYCxDESIGN-affiliated shows or events if you sell, show, or manufacture products within the five boroughs.

Products exhibited at NYCxDESIGN affiliated shows or events as well as any products manufactured, shown, or sold in NYC prior to January 2022 are eligible for the ICONIC PRODUCT category.

Students: The student product design category is open to products launched or exhibited either in conjunction with a class/course or a (virtual) show in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Students must be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate or undergraduate program (will accept Fall 2022 graduates). 

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.

 Questions about eligibility? Contact awards@interiordesign.net


the event

Winners of the NYCxDESIGN Awards will be announced during the NYCxDESIGN Awards ceremony, hosted by Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design, on May 18, 2023.

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



February 6, 2023 - Submissions open

February 17, 2023 - Early-bird period deadline (at 11:59 PM EST)

February 18, 2023 - Regular submission period begins (submission price goes from $195 to $225)

March 18, 2023 - Cutting it close period begins (submission price goes from $225 to $250)

April 7, 2023 - Extended deadline (at 11:59 PM EST)​​​

April 10 - May 3, 2023 - Jury Deliberation

April 10 - April 28, 2023 - People's Choice Voting

May 10, 2023 - Finalist announcement (all finalists will be contacted by email by May 10)

May 18, 2023- Awards ceremony



how to submit

1. Create an account or log in here.

2. Start a new submission.

3. Select a category.

4. Complete one submission form per project or product. 



about Interior Design

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