IIDA Extends Deadlines for the 2011 Interior Design and Will Ching Design Competitions

Entries are now available until Monday, February 14, 2011

Chicago, IL – As the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) continues its commitment to honoring design excellence, it is pleased to announce an extension for the 2011 Call for Entries for IIDA’s Interior Design Competition and Will Ching Design Competition

The deadline to request an entry kit is now Monday, February 14, 2011. The deadline to submit completed entries is Friday, February 18, 2011.

The 38th Annual Interior Design Competition recognizes and rewards outstanding interior design, and serves to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces. This competition honors outstanding design in the following areas of practice: Corporate, Education/Institutional, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Residential and Retail/Showroom. See the winners of last year’s Interior Design Competition on the organization's website.

The 19th Annual Will Ching Design Competition seeks to recognize and reward talented designers working in firms of five or fewer employees and to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of commercial spaces. The winning project for last year’s Will Ching Design Competition was One Plus Partnership Limited, of Hong Kong, China, for the Kubrick Bookshop and MOMA Movie Centre in Beijing, China.

To learn more, download the call for entries here. Design projects eligible for submission must have been completed after January 1, 2009. For both competitions, submissions will be judged for suitability of design to the project challenge, originality of the design solution, and the successful integration of interior finishes and furnishings. The winning entries are determined by a jury of design professionals, including: Anita Barnett, FIIDA; Carl D’Aquino, D’Aquino Monaco; Stanford Hughes, IIDA, Brayton & Hughes Design Studio; and David Grout, Gary Lee Partners.

All winners of the competitions will be announced at IIDA’s NeoCon® celebration, COOL. Contact Jenny Palmer at jpalmer@iida.org for more information.

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association with more than 13,000 Members practicing worldwide in more than 50 countries. IIDA is committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge, value and community. IIDA advocates for interior design excellence; nurtures a global interior design community; maintains high educational standards; and supports its Members and the Profession with visionary leadership. For more than 37 years, IIDA has helped reveal new Design talent through a variety of education initiatives and Interior Design/Architecture competitions honoring local talent, including the Interior Design Competition, Smart Environments Awards and Sustainable Leadership Awards.www.iida.org.