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frequently asked questions


submissions

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 2020 NYCxDESIGN affiliated events and NYCxDESIGN affiliated shows (ICFFWantedDesign, and other shows) or products shown in New York City based showrooms, design centers, studios or temporary installations between April 2019 and 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.

 

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

 

To be eligible for LIVExDESIGN, exhibitions, installations, pop-ups and tradeshow booths should go live during the 2020 NYCxDESIGN festival and be located in any of NYC’s five boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens).

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 2019 graduates). This category is open to students domestically and internationally.

 

Products must be launched or exhibited in 2020 at events including, but not limited to, university showcases, student exhibitions, student exhibitions at design shows or events affiliated with NYCxDESIGN (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 FREE, thanks to our sponsor.

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.

what is the LIVExDESIGN category?

LIVExDESIGN is an exciting new category that celebrates the exhibitions, installations, pop-ups and tradeshow booths that are LIVE during the 2020 NYCxDESIGN festival. It spotlights the most creative and innovative activations that capture the public’s imagination.

 

The LIVExDESIGN category will be voted on publicly in an online gallery that will take place during the 2020 NYCxDESIGN festival from May 12-17, 2020. The results will be reviewed by an Interior Design editorial panel. The winner and honorees will be announced live at the NYCxDESIGN Awards on May 18.

 

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.

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.


judging

how are entries selected?

Entries will be judged by a panel of design luminaries from April 21 - 28, 2020. Following judging period, the results are reviewed by an Interior Design editorial panel.

 

LIVExDESIGN entries will be voted on publicly in an online gallery during NYCxDESIGN from May 12-17, 2020. Following public voting, the results will be reviewed by an Interior Design editorial panel. The winner and honorees will be announced live at the NYCxDESIGN Awards on May 18.

how will i vote for LIVExDESIGN entries?

Visit the online gallery between May 12 - 17 to vote!

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 8. 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 18, 2020 in NYC.

how will i know if i've won?

Winners will be announced LIVE at the NYCxDESIGN Awards event on May 18 in NYC. Finalists will receive one complimentary ticket to the event. Winners and honorees will also receive a congratulatory email following the event. In addition, 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 designed by MakerSpace NYC, 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.


event

when?

May 18, 2020 from 5:00-7:00PM.

where?

NYC (venue TBD)

who?

NYCxDESIGN Awards finalists will receive one complimentary ticket 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.


sponsorship

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.