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frequently asked questions


what is the cost to enter?

The submission fee is $200 per entry.

are there eligibility guidelines?

To be eligible, PRODUCTS should be shown at 2019 NYCxDESIGN affiliated events and NYCxDESIGN affiliated shows (ICFFBrooklyn DesignsWantedDesignCollective DesignSight Unseen and other shows) or products shown in New York City based showrooms, design centers, studios or temporary installations between April 2018 and 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.

To be eligible, PROJECTS should be in any of NYC’s five boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens) and completed between April 2018 and April 2019. Incomplete projects are eligible for submission to On the Boards categories.

are there eligibility guidelines for student product submissions?

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate or undergraduate program (will accept Fall 2018 graduates). Products must be launched or exhibited in 2019 at events including, but not limited to, university showcases, student exhibitions, student exhibitions at design shows or events affiliated with NYCxDESIGN (Brooklyn Designs, ICFF, WantedDesign, etc.).  Products must be a built prototype or sample with supporting photography.

Eligible product designs include, but are not limited to, accessories, architectural products, fabric, furniture, kitchen & bath, lighting, and wall covering.  

The submission fee for the student product design category is being generously underwritten by the Brooklyn Army Terminal.  The deadline for student entrires is May 13.

what information will i need to enter?

To submit a PRODUCT entry, you will be asked for the following information:

  • your contact information
  • product/category name and description
  • product/collection introduction date
  • manufacturer information
  • 1-5 high resolution product images (minimum 350dpi, JPEG format)
  • link to product video (optional)

To submit a PROJECT entry, you will be asked for the following information:

  • your contact information
  • official project name, location and description
  • project press release/documentation 
  • size and cost per sq. ft. (cost will not be published)
  • project completion date
  • design firm information
  • 8-10 high resolution project images (minimum of 350dpi, in JPEG format)
  • link to project/walkthrough video (optional)

To submit a STUDENT PRODUCT entry using the dedicated student submission form, you will be asked for the following information:

  • your contact information
  • school information
  • product/category name and description
  • 1-5 high resolution product images (minimum 350dpi, JPEG format)
  • product documentation (optional)

what categories are available this year?

View the complete list of categories here.

is there a limit to how many entries i can submit?

No, there is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.

Each entry can be submitted to one category at a time. If you would like to submit the same entry to additional categories, you will have the option to duplicate your entry at the end of the form. If you would like to duplicate an entry that has already been submitted, you can go to your completed entries under "My Account" and click "copy".

can i start my entry then return to it later?

Yes, you may begin your entry, save, and revisit it at any time. To access your in-progress entries, go to the "my account" link on the top righthand side of the page. You will find a menu on the left with "My Entries".

can i duplicate an entry?

Yes. If you would like to copy over information from one entry to a new entry you may use the checkbox on the last page of the entry form. You may then make changes to the entry copy or enter the same submission to additional categories.

can i edit or change my entry once it has been submitted?

If you need to make a vital change to a submitted entry, please email awards@interiordesign.net.


how are entries selected?

Entries will be judged by a panel of design luminaries from April 23 - 30, 2019. Following judging period, the results are reviewed by an Interior Design editorial panel.

how will i know if i am a finalist?

You will receive an email if your product or project is chosen as a finalist by end of day on May 10. This email will be sent to the contact email address used on the entry form. Winners will be announced live at the awards ceremony on May 20, 2019 at Pier 17 in NYC.

how will i know if i've won?

Winners will be announced LIVE at the NYCxDESIGN Awards event on May 20 at Pier 17 in NYC. Finalists will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. Winners will also receive a congratulatory email following the event and winners and honorees will be published on InteriorDesign.net.

what do i get if i win?

Winners will be featured in the September issue of Interior Design and on InteriorDesign.net.

Winners will also receive the NYCxDESIGN Award, The Guest by Lladró, and honorees will receive an honoree plaque.

Winners and honorees will receive creative assets for use on digital and print marketing materials and will qualify for exclusive advertising opportunities with Interior Design.



May 20, 2019 from 5:00-7:00PM.


Pier 17, in NYC.


NYCxDESIGN Awards finalists will receive two complimentary tickets to the event.

Additional tickets can be purchased online through ICFF.

can i purchase additional tickets?

Yes, tickets can be purchased through ICFF.

what is the cost per ticket?

Each ticket is $150 before May 10.


how can i sponsor the nycxdesign awards?

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