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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 20 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 created by Lladró. Now in its fourth year, the NYCxDESIGN Awards is the highlight of NYCxDESIGN. Taking place this year from May 10-22, 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 2019 NYCxDESIGN Awards receive:

  • Honored live at the NYCxDESIGN Awards ceremony on May 20, 2019
  • 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 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 2019



Submissions to the 2019 NYCxDESIGN Awards are currently open.

The deadline to enter is April 19.

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

Student Submission Fee: The Brooklyn Army Terminal is generously underwriting the cost of student product design category submissions.

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 19, 2019.  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 2018 and April 2019. 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 2019 NYCxDESIGN affiliated events and NYCxDESIGN affiliated shows (ICFF, Brooklyn Designs, WantedDesign, and other shows) or products shown in New York City based showrooms, design centers, studios or temporary installations between April 2018-May 2019*.

*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. The Brooklyn Army Terminal is generously underwriting the cost of student product design category submissions. Please use the dedicated student submission form. Deadline for this category is May 13.

 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 20 in at Pier 17.  Finalists will enjoy two complimentary tickets 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 2018.

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 19, 2019

Jury Deliberation: April 23 - April 30, 2019

Finalist Announcement: May 10, 2019

Awards Ceremony: May 20, 2019



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.

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