2020 Ones to Watch Awards Nomination Form

ASID recognizes the need to grow diversity and inclusion in the interior design profession. The ASID Ones to Watch program identifies and recognizes rising leaders who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and a willingness to push the boundaries of the profession.

Up to 20 applicants will be honored as ASID Ones to Watch Award Winners within four unique categories: Design Excellence, Education Leadership, Manufacturing Leadership, and Volunteer Leadership. Emphasis will be placed on nominees whose backgrounds are currently under-represented in management roles in the interior design industry, including women, members of racial and ethnic minority groups, LGBTQ, and persons with disabilities.

From the 20 award winners, the Society will select up to eight ASID Ones to Watch Scholars to participate in an exciting leadership development program. The two-year program teaches Scholars to lead with authenticity through experiential learning, coaching, and mentoring..

  • Active employment in the interior design industry with 5-15 years of experience
  • On a career path to a senior and/or executive-level position in the interior design industry
  • Applicants for the Design Excellence category must be employed by a firm with at least 25 employees
  • ASID membership is not required to be considered for the ASID Ones to Watch Awards but is required for those selected as ASID Ones to Watch Scholars. Applicants do not need to be current members to apply
  • Fully committed to participating in the Ones to Watch Scholars program with employer support

Do you know a rising star in your firm or network who would be perfect for the OTW Award and Scholars program? Nominate s/he by completing the form below by December 4, 2019.

  • Nominations are open to the public and there is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can submit.
  • Nominee will be informed of your nomination.
  • Employees of Steelcase and their direct competitors are not eligible.


Nominee Information