Industry Partner Merit Award

The Industry Partner (IP) Merit award honors those who have shown outstanding and significant service to their chapters of the Society, have 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.

All nominees for the Industry Partner Merit Award must fulfill two of the three following criteria. Each of the two criteria will count equally in the scoring:

1. Outstanding service to the Chapter and to the profession of interior design in one or more the following:

  • Service on a chapter board or committee
  • Genuine commitment to advancing the chapter’s strategic plan goals
  • Significant contribution to chapter projects or programs such as fundraisers, community service, and enrichment (continuing education, trade shows, public awareness, etc.)

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

  • Advancement of favorable legislation;
  • Contributions in the fields of education and/or research
  • Service in leadership roles in related organizations such as NCIDQ, CIDA, etc.
  • Participation in government task forces, review committees, and/or licensing boards
  • Service on national councils, committees, task forces, and/or boards of directors

3. Significant and continued contributions that have enriched the human experience in one or more of the following design-related fields:

  • Impact of design
  • Community involvement and leadership (including pro-bono work)
  • Research of lasting significance
  • Design innovation

To be eligible, IP Merit award nominees must be current ASID Industry Partner members in good standing who have demonstrated significant chapter involvement for five or more years. Current national board members, fellows, or members of the ASID National Examiners Committee are ineligible.

Submission Guidelines
The following must be submitted for each nominee:

  1. A completed online nomination form
  2. A description of how the candidate meets the eligibility criteria (max. 500 words)
  3. A detailed summary that demonstrates the nominee’s ASID involvement for a minimum of five years. This document should include the candidate's honors, awards, citations, offices, and chair positions held, and the year in which they were received/held. (max. 3 pages)
  4. Three letters of recommendation from ASID members endorsing the nominee’s eligibility and outstanding efforts
  5. High resolution headshot (300 dpi)
  6. Nominee’s bio (max. 250 words)

Each ASID chapter is allowed one nomination for each National Honors category: Medalist, Educator Medalist, Honorary Medalist, Industry Partner Merit, and Lifetime Award.