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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, from craft to technology. 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 21 at the newly renovated Pier 17 at NYC's South Street Seaport. Winners will be published in Interior Design magazine, promoted on Interior Design’s digital channels, and presented with a custom award created by Lladró. Now in its third year, the NYCxDESIGN Awards is the highlight of NYCxDESIGN. Taking place this year from May 11-23, 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

See the complete list of 2018 NYCxDESIGN Awards Winners and Honorees.

Download Winner and Honoree seals and videos to promote your NYCxDESIGN Awards project and product winners and honorees. #NYCxDESIGNawards


Monday, May 21

Pier 17, 89 South Street

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

6:00PM-7:00PM NYCxDESIGN Awards

7:00PM-10:00PM ICFF Party

Winners of the 2018 NYCxDESIGN Awards receive:

  • Honored live at the NYCxDESIGN Awards ceremony, at Pier 17 on May 21, 2018
  • Projects and Products are featured in the September issue of Interior Design magazine
  • Projects and Products are featured in an online gallery on interiordesign.net
  • Promoted to Interior Design's digital audience of 7+ million
  • A coveted "The Guest" Award, designed by Lladró
  • Official digital assets and seals for use on all marketing materials
  • Opportunities to be featured on Interior Design's social channels throughout 2018


awards timeline

Submission Deadline: April 24

Jury Deliberation: April 26 - May 2

Finalist Announcement: May 11

Awards Ceremony: May 21, Pier 17 South Street Seaport

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 2017 and April 2018. Incomplete projects are eligible for submission to On the Boards categories.


 Questions about eligibility? Contact awards@interiordesign.net

product eligibility

Eligible Submitters: Designers, Manufacturers, Distributors and Showrooms

Eligible Products: Products shown at 2018 NYCxDESIGN affiliated events and NYCxDESIGN affiliated shows (ICFF, Brooklyn Designs, WantedDesign, Collective Design, Sight Unseen and other shows) or products shown in New York City based showrooms, design centers, studios or temporary installations between April 2017-May 2018*.

*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. Eligible product designs include but are not limited to: Accessories, Architectural Products, Fabric, Furniture, Kitchen & Bath, Lighting, and Wall Covering. Your submission and fees are being generously underwritten by NYCxDESIGN. Please use this dedicated student submission form. Deadline for this category is May 14.


 Questions about eligibility? Contact awards@interiordesign.net

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. 

5. Save finalized submission forms and check out when ready. 



Submitter Contact Information

Manufacturer Contact Information

Official Product Name 

Maker/Manufacturer Name 

Retailer/Distributor Contact Info

Date of Introduction 

Name of Collection (if applicable)

Number of products in the Collection

Name of Products in the Collection

Product Designer Name(s)

Designer Headshot

Brief Product Description 

Primary Materials 

Product Documentation (supplemental materials, press releases, media kits etc)

Product Images (minimum of 1 and maximum of 5, Must be at least 8"x10" at 300 dpi minimum in tiff/jpeg file format for reproduction. Manufacturer/distributor must own the rights for print and web publication.)



Submitter Contact Information

Firm Contact Information 

Formal Project Name 

Project Location 

Lead Firm Information

Partnership Firm(s) Information (if applicable) 

List of Project Members and Consultants

Full Project Description 

Date of Completion or Estimated Date of Completion for "On the Boards" 

Project Cost per Sq. Footage (not for publication)

Project Sq. Footage 

1-2 Design Highlights from the Project 

List of Primary Sources (include manufacturer names when possible)

Project Documentation (press release, supporting documentation, etc)

Project Keyed Floorplan 

Project Images (minimum of 8 and maximum of 10, Must be at least 8"x10" at 300 dpi minimum in tiff/jpeg file format for reproduction. Firm must own the rights for print and web publication.)






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