Educator Medalist Award

The ASID Educator Medalist award is a distinguished honor from the Society that recognizes members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their chapter, student chapters, and/or ASID, and/or provided significant contributions to the body of knowledge that supports the profession of interior design. Educator Medalist awards may be granted to ASID professional, allied, or associate members who fulfill the criteria set forth by the ASID National Examiners Committee. Acceptance of an Educator Medalist award does not preclude a member from a future ASID Fellow nomination or award.

The Educator Medalist award is granted on the basis of a candidate fulfilling two of the following three criteria, each of the two criteria to count for 50% in the scoring:

1. Outstanding service to interior design education and/or to an ASID chapter, including one or more of the following:

  • Demonstration of a genuine commitment to advancing the goals and/or strategic plan of the chapter or Society;
  • significant contribution to chapter service and/or projects or programs.

2. Significant local, regional, or national contributions to interior design education including one or more of the following:

  • Serving in leadership roles within the profession, including educational and research contributions;
  • serving in leadership roles in related organizations, such as NCIDQ, CIDA, etc.;
  • contributing to educational efforts that serve to further design excellence.

3. Sustained, notable contributions that have enriched the human experience, including authoring books and/or articles that advance the interior design field, providing education in an innovative manner, or contributing in one or more of the following design-related fields:

  • Community involvement and leadership;
  • historic preservation;
  • research of lasting significance;
  • design innovation;
  • environmental and/or sustainable design;
  • universal design.

To be considered eligible, nominees must be current ASID professional, allied, or associate members in good standing. Current chapter presidents, fellows, or members of the current ASID National Examiners Committee are ineligible. Other notes on eligibility:

  • Nominees must have demonstrated significant chapter involvement for 10 or more years as a professional, allied, or associate member.
  • It shall be the responsibility of the chapter board or nominator to research, document, and make its evaluation of the quality and quantity of the nominee’s contribution, as well as the ethical character and professionalism of the nominee.

Submission Guidelines
The following must be submitted for each nominee:

  1. A completed nomination form, containing endorsements by at least three chapter board members or ASID members in good standing.
  2. A bulleted summary clearly describing how the candidate meets the eligibility criteria.
  3. The nominee’s curriculum vitae, in chronological format, including employment history.
  4. A bulleted summary, arranged chronologically, substantiating the nominee’s involvement for a minimum of 10 years (e.g., list the candidate's honors, awards, citations, offices, and chair positions held, and the year in which they were held).
  5. Three letters of reference substantiating that the nominee meets the eligibility criteria outlined in the previous pages

Each chapter is allowed one nomination annually for every 300 professional members. This translates into one nominee for the first 300 professional members; two nominees for chapter membership between 301 and 600, and so on. If a nominee has served more than one chapter, the nominating chapter must count this submission as their first permitted nominee. However, the chapter where the member previously served may still nominate a current chapter member. A nomination by a member-at-large (not by the chapter) does not override a chapter nomination or reduce the allowable number of nominations.

* Note: Please include only the documentation listed above in electronic nomination submissions; do not include additional materials such as publication articles or photos.