ASID National Honors

The ASID National Honors recognize outstanding service and contributions made to ASID at the local/regional level.

Highly engaged individuals, chapters, and industry partners are peer-nominated, allowing ASID chapters to honor those making an impact on fellow members, local communities, and the Society as a whole.

The National Honors program includes four distinct award categories:

Medalist Award

The ASID Medalist award recognizes members and partners who have demonstrated outstanding service to ASID, have provided significant contributions to the interior design profession, and have made significant contributions that have enriched the human experience. This award can be bestowed as Medalist, Honorary Medalist, and Educator Medalist.

Chapter Community Service Award

The ASID Chapter Community Service award honors an ASID professional chapter that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service during the previous ASID program year.

Industry Partner Merit Award

The Industry Partner (IP) Merit award honors those who have shown outstanding and significant service to their ASID chapters, made contributions that have enhanced the chapter or Society, and who have enriched the human experience through support of the design profession. The IP Merit award is the highest Industry Partner award bestowed by the Society.

Lifetime Award

The Lifetime award recognizes and rewards individual members for their special contributions to ASID and the interior design industry. This award is limited to past ASID Society-level Chairs and other professional members who meet the eligibility criteria.


The National Honors program is open to nominations by ASID chapters. Each ASID chapter is allowed one nomination for each of the following award categories - Medalist, Educator Medalist, Honorary Medalist, Industry Partner Merit, Chapter Community Service and Lifetime Award. 

All nominations are completed through an online platform. 

Jury Process 

All complete nominations will be reviewed by a jury of diverse leading industry professionals and ASID volunteers. After reviewing all of the scores, the jury will select all recipients.

ASID is fortunate to have a tremendous volunteer network that contributes to its success. 

The National Honors recognizes volunteers that have gone above and beyond their roles, strengthening local chapters, the Society and the profession as a whole. This is your opportunity to honor those that have dedicated their time and expertise to leadership roles and community projects.


  • December 9, 2020 – Nominations Open 
  • February 10, 2021 – Nominations Close 
  • February 2021 – Jury Review 
  • March 2021 – All 2021 National Honors Recipients Informed 

Eligibility and Criteria

Each National Honors category has a distinct set of eligibility and criteria. Please click below to review the detailed information. If you have any questions please email