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frequently asked questions


submissions

what is the cost to enter?

The submission fee is $200 per entry.

The submission fee for the EMERGING/INDEPENDENT DESIGNER category is $75 per entry.

The submission fee for the MADE IN THE BOROUGHS category is $75 per entry.

The submission fee to opt-in for the PEOPLE'S CHOICE category is an additional $50 per entry.

The STUDENT PRODUCT DESIGN submission is free.

what products are eligible?

Products that will be shown (virtually or in-person) at 2022 NYCxDESIGN Festival affiliated events or 2022 NYCxDESIGN affiliated shows or in any New York City based showrooms, design centers, studios or temporary installations between January 2021-May 2022. (Designs submitted for the 2021 NYCxDESIGN Awards cannot be submitted for the 2022 NYCxDESIGN Awards.)

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

Product exhibited at NYCxDESIGN affiliated shows (ICFF, Wanted Design, etc.) or events as well as any products manufactured, shown, or sold in NYC between prior to May 2021 are eligible for the ICONIC PRODUCT category.

what projects are eligible?

Projects in any of NYC’s five boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens) completed between January 2021 and April 2022 are eligible. (Designs submitted for the 2021 NYCxDESIGN Awards cannot be submitted for the 2022 NYCxDESIGN Awards).

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

Projects in any of NYC’s boroughs completed between prior to May 2021 are eligible for the ICONIC PROJECT category.

what student product designs are eligible?

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate or undergraduate program  located in New York City (will accept Fall 2021 graduates).

Products must be launched or exhibited either in conjunction with a class/course or a (virtual) show in the 2021-2022 academic year (Fall 2021 through Spring 2022)

Products must be a built prototype or sample with supporting photography. Given the current circumstances, we will accept renderings if no photography is available.

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.

who is eligible for the emerging/independent designer category?

Designers whose business (including self-employed) is 0-5 years old or whose 2020 and/or 2021 annual revenue is less than $500,000 as reported on their tax return.

The submission fee for the EMERGING/INDPENDENT DESIGNER category is $75.

how does the people's choice category work?

The PEOPLE'S CHOICE category is an optional add-on for product submissions for an additional $50. Submissions also entered into the PEOPLE'S CHOICE category will be included in a public voting period from April 6 - April 19, 2022 via nycxdesignawards.com. 

Products entered into the PEOPLE'S CHOICE category must also be entered into at least one other product category to be eligible.

what are the iconic product and project categories?

The ICONIC PRODUCT category is open to any products manufactured, sold or exhibited in the five boroughs OR exhibited at NYCxDESIGN affiliated shows (ICFF, Wanted Design, etc.) or events prior to May 2021.

THE ICONIC PROJECT category is open to any projects located in the five boroughs prior to May 2021. Iconic Project is for a previously completed project that continues to make a mark on the city.

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.

when is the submission deadline?

The submission deadline for the NYCxDESIGN Awards is 11:59PM EDT on March 23, 2022.

All materials for submission must be provided by the deadline. Submissions that do not follow specifications will be disqualified without notice or refund.

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 leaders from April 6 - 20, 2022. Following judging period, the results are reviewed by an Interior Design editorial panel led by editor-in-chief Cindy Allen.

when will the people's choice voiting take place?

Visit the online gallery between April 11 - 19, 2022 on nycxdesignawards.com 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 April 25. This email will be sent to the contact email address used on the entry form.

Winners will be announced during the ceremony hosted by Cindy Allen on May 10. 

how will i know if i've won?

Winners will be announced during the ceremony hosted by Cindy Allen. Winners and honorees will also receive a congratulatory email following the virtual event.

what do i get if i win?

  • Honored during a ceremony hosted by Cindy Allen
  • Custom award made by Lladro
  • 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 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 2022

event

when?

Ceremony: May 10

where?

Live at NYCxDESIGN. More details to come~


sponsorship

how can i sponsor the nycxdesign awards?

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