ASID National Awards

The Society’s highest level of professional recognition, the ASID National Awards celebrate the people, companies, and work proving the power of design impacts lives. The National Awards shine a spotlight on those who are making a difference in the world through their talent, drive, and commitment to bettering humanity through design.

Awards are presented in four categories designed to honor all facets of design and contributions to the industry and beyond:

Designer of Distinction

Celebrating the achievement of an interior designer who exemplifies a commitment to design excellence as demonstrated by a significant, high-quality body of design work that has advanced the profession. 

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Design for Humanity

Commending an individual or organization that has harnessed design to improve the greater good with far-reaching activities.
 

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Design Innovation

Recognizing an original and noteworthy product, project, service or initiative with high potential to positively impact the interior design profession.

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Design Luminary Award

Honoring an individual or organization for advancing the interior design profession through outstanding education, advocacy, research or promotion.

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These categories encompass all responsible for design excellence. They can recognize a body of work -- giving the opportunity to highlight a person, company or program who has been consistently striving to innovate and forge new paths in the design world -- or a specific exemplary project or product innovation from an institution, corporation or patron.

All National Awards descriptions, eligibility, and criteria have been updated for 2021 to clarify the intent of each award and who should apply. Eligibility has also been aligned to ASID criteria for chapter and national volunteer leadership.  

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Nominations

The ASID National Awards are open to nominations. On a rolling basis, eligible nominees will be invited to apply through an online platform.  Self-nominations are welcome.   

Jury

All completed applications will be reviewed by a jury of peers representing the breadth of the design industry. The jury will judge all applicants solely on their submitted materials.

The ASID National Awards recipients represent the best of the design profession leading the practice, spearheading innovation, demonstrating the impact of design and improving outcomes for people and the planet. ASID works to share the stories of each award winner on how they are working to advance the profession.

All National Award recipients will receive:

  • National media recognition
  • Invitation to an ASID annual awards event
  • Speaking opportunities at leading ASID national programs
  • Opportunities to contribute to or develop content as a subject matter expert
  • National PR and media support surrounding their award receipt

2022 Timeline

Complete details coming soon.

Eligibility

Each of the four National Awards categories has a distinct set of eligibility and criteria. Please click below to review the detailed information. If you have any questions please email education@asid.org.

Designer of Distinction

Design for Humanity

Design Innovation

Design Luminary Award