Calendar Of Events

Entry Deadline
All entries must be received by midnight Friday, August 30th, 2024

Enter Online

 

The Call for Submission will be sent out Tuesday, August 5, 2024

The Deadline for Submissions will be Wednesday, September 9, 2024

Winners will be announced the week of October 14, 2024

The Design Excellence Awards Ceremony will be Friday, November 15, 2024 at Hotel Van Zandt, Austin, Texas

 

Professional Entries

ELIGIBILITY:

Submitting firms must be located within the geographic boundary of the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter. Each entry must recognize all firms and individuals involved in the design process. It is the responsibility of the entrant to give proper credit where joint ventures, firm name changes or former partnerships are involved. Entries that have previously received an IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Award will not be eligible.

 

Disputes regarding credits may result in disqualification. The project cannot have been a previous winner in the category in which it is being submitted. The project must have been completed after January 1st, 2020.

 

CATEGORIES:

Each project can be entered in only one of the following categories:

  1. CORPORATE SMALL: This category includes commercial buildings for businesses and corporations that are less than 30,000 Square Feet.

  2. CORPORATE MEDIUM: This category includes commercial buildings for businesses and corporations that are less than 30,001 – 79,999 Square Feet.

  3. CORPORATE LARGE: This category includes commercial buildings for businesses and corporations that are more than 80,000 Square Feet.

  4. GOVERNMENT: This category includes the following areas of practice: Administrative Buildings, Courtrooms, Correctional Facilities, Military Base Lodging, Family Service Centers, Public Libraries, Museums, Officer’s Clubs, Office Buildings, Campus Locations, Fire houses and Police Stations

  5. HOSPITALITY: This category includes the following areas of practice: Hotels, Resorts & Retreats, Restaurants & Bars, Country Clubs & Athletic Clubs.

  6. HIGHER EDUCATION/RESEARCH: This category includes the following areas of practice: Colleges & Universities, Museums, Libraries, Campus Centers and Student Housing.

  7. EARLY CHILDHOOD/K-12 EDUCATION; This category includes the following areas of practice: Elementary, middle Schools, early childhood centers, daycare centers, school libraries, Performing art centers, gymnasiums, STEAM Labs and other accessory spaces, such as athletic stadiums, field houses, weight rooms, locker rooms.
  8. LIVING SINGLE FAMILY: This category includes single family homes
  9. LIVING MULTI-FAMILY: This category includes multiple family housing units.
  10. RETAIL: This category includes spaces designed for the sale of goods or commodities.
  11. COMMUNITY AND CULTURE: This category includes the following areas of practice: Family Service Centers, Recreational Facilities, Animal Facilities, Transportation, Religious Institutions, Convention and Conference Centers, Civic Centers, Arenas and Stadiums.
  12. FURNITURE: This category considers the furniture design only and can be submitted by designers in a firm or dealership.
  13. BEST IN CITY CENTER:  This category will be comprised of 8 awards, one for each city center and will be selected from the 11 submission categories and is selected after the above categories have been selected. The award will be given at the judges’ discretion based on excellence in design.

 

JUDGING:

The jury for the competition is made up of design professionals and selected by the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Board of Directors. The judging will be performed in advance of the annual IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Awards Ceremony. The Chapter Board, the Design Excellence Awards Committee, or the jury may make any interpretations necessary to carry out the intent of the competition, to recognize the highest quality and achievement in interior design and honor the creativity and innovation of the best Texas and Oklahoma interior designers. Judges reserve the right to abstain from awarding a category if they feel the entries are not exemplary. The judges will award no more than one Design Excellence Award in each category. Entries will be judged on the success with which the project has met its individual requirements, overall design quality, originality of the design solution, and the successful integration of interior finishes and furnishings and their ability to reinforce the concept and design intent.  Also taken into consideration will be the budget, codes and functionality. There must be three entries in a category for their to be a winner in that category. If there are not three entries the entries in that category will be refunded or can be considered in another category.

 

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

Winners will be notified in advance, will receive recognition, November 10th at the Design Excellence Awards Ceremony in Austin, Texas. Each winner will also receive a special social media recognition post.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

The following Information will be required to submit your online submission. An entry number will be created when creating your online submission.

 

  1. DESIGN STATEMENT: Submit a brief description (300-word max) of the project requirement and the design solution, with no indication of the designer or firm. The Design Statement should emphasize special challenges, how they were addressed by the design, and how the project demonstrates the above stated submission criteria. (PDF)

       2. FEATURE IMAGE: This is the template for the feature photo. This photo is considered the primary image from the project. Description may be added.  (JPEG, TIF, or GIF image file; 1MB file 

           recommended; 5MB max)

       3. FLOOR PLANS: (No more than three) Description may be added. (JPEG, TIF, or GIF image file; 1MB file recommended; 5MB max)

       4. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS: You must have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 9 image slides, including the feature photo. One (1) exterior image permitted. Description may be added. (JPEG,

           TIF, or GIF image file; 1MB file recommended; 5MB max)

 

DESIGN STATEMENT:

A brief description (300-word max) of the project requirements and the design solution, with no indication of the designer or firm on the page or in the description, will be included. The Design Statement should emphasize special challenges and how they were addressed by the design. Additionally, describe how well the project demonstrates Health, Safety and Welfare to the occupants of the space, through inclusion of design strategies utilized and the associated benefits to human needs and well-being.

 

ENTRY APPLICATION:

For project entries whose design team has a designer that is an IIDA member, the non-refundable entry fee is $250 per entry. For project entries whose design team has a designer that is an non-IIDA member, the non-refundable entry fee is $500 per entry.

 

You may pay online at https://iida.ejoinme.org/IIDATXOKDEA2023 or by check. Payment MUST be received by 11:59 PM on the day of the entry deadline (see above). If payment has not been received your entry will not be considered. Checks should be made payable to: IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter.

 

Re: IIDA Excellence in Design Awards
IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter
Attn: Kristine Munselle
PO BOX 836980
Richardson, TX 75083

 

DEADLINE: 

September 13, 2023.  Late entries will not be accepted for consideration.

 

QUESTIONS:

Contact Chapter Office via email at chapter@iida-tx-ok.org or by telephone 214-212-9838

 

Student Entries

IIDA TEXAS OKLAHOMA CHAPTER 2023 STUDENT EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARD:

The Student Excellence in Design Awards mirrors the efforts of the Chapter to connect with students who will someday become professionals. The idea of including this category is to help recognize those students, who have worked strategically, consistently and creatively on projects while understanding the principles of Interior Design.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Must be completed by a junior or senior IIDA Student Member of the Texas Oklahoma Chapter, while enrolled in an interior design course of study at a higher learning institution.

 

CATEGORIES:

Each project can be entered in only one of the following categories:

 

  1. RESIDENTIAL:This category includes the following areas of practice: Homes and Multi-Family Housing.

  2. COMMERCIAL:This cagegory includes any design that is not residential.
     

JUDGING:

The jury for the competition is made up of design professionals and selected by the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Board of Directors. The judging will be performed in advance of the annual IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter TOP Design Excellence Awards. The Chapter Board, the Design Excellence Awards Committee, or the jury may make any interpretations necessary to carry out the intent of the competition, to recognize the highest quality and achievement in interior design and honor the creativity and innovation of the best Texas and Oklahoma interior design students. Judges reserve the right to abstain from awarding a category if they feel the entries are not exemplary. The judges will award no more than one Design Excellence Award in each category. Entries will be judged on the success with which the project has met its individual requirements, overall design quality, originality of the design solution, and the successful integration of interior finishes and furnishings and their ability to reinforce the concept and design intent.  

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

Winners will be notified in advance, will receive recognition, November 10th at the Design Excellence Awards Ceremony in Austin, Texas. Each winner will also receive a special social media recognition post.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

The following Information will be required to submit your online submission. An entry number will be created when creating your online submission. Feature Graphics (Renderings, Elevations, Perspectives, etc.) should be submitted where images are required.

 

  1. DESIGN STATEMENT:  A brief project statement (300-word max) or description to assist the judges with the design scope and intent. (PDF)

  2. FEATURE IMAGE:  This photo is considered the primary image from the project. Description may be added. (JPEG, PNG, or GIF image file; 1MB file recommended; 5MB max)

  3. FLOOR PLANS: (No more than three) Description may be added.  (JPEG, TIF, or GIF image file; 1MB file recommended; 5MB max)

  4. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS: You must have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 9 image slides, including the feature photo. Description may be added. (JPEG, PNG, or GIF image file; 1MB file recommended; 5MB max)

 

ENTRY APPLICATION:

There is no entry fee IIDA members and a non-refundable entry fee is $50 per entry for non-IIDA members. Checks should be made payable to IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter. For information on becoming an IIDA member please contact the Chapter Office.

 

Entries will be accepted online only.

 

You may pay online at https://iida.ejoinme.org/IIDATXOKDEA2023 or by check. Payment MUST be received by 11:59 PM on the day of the entry deadline (see above). If payment has not been received your entry will not be considered. Checks should be made payable to: IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter.

 

Re: IIDA Excellence in Design Awards
IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter
Attn: Kristine Munselle
PO BOX 836980

Richardson TX 75083

 

DEADLINE: 

Please see the deadline above.  Late entries will be disqualified

 

QUESTIONS:

Contact Chapter Office via email at chapter@iida-tx-ok.org or by telephone 214-212-9838

Research (Academic) Entries

IIDA TEXAS OKLAHOMA CHAPTER 2023 RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARD PURPOSE:

In 1990, Ernest L. Boyer published Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. Widely considered one of the most influential texts on higher education today, Boyer challenged the norms of the academy by suggesting a new definition of scholarship, “Surely, scholarship means engaging in original research. But the work of the scholar also means stepping back from one’s investigation, looking for connections, building bridges between theory and practice, and communicating one’s knowledge effectively (…)” Boyer goes on to suggest four elements within his new model of scholarship:

  • Scholarship of Discovery (New Knowledge, Investigation)
  • Scholarship of Integration (Interpretation, Placing research within a wider context)
  • Scholarship of Application (Application/Engagement of knowledge)
  • Scholarship of Teaching (Transmitting and Extending knowledge in the classroom)

While the Scholarship of Discovery and Scholarship of Teaching are recognized via numerous journals, conferences, and other more traditional publishing routes, Scholarship of Integration and Application are harder to qualify. The IIDA Design Excellence Award in Research seeks to distinguish scholars within the elements of Integration and Application.

 

The IIDA Excellence in Design Award in Research challenges scholars to submit previously published or presented work alongside a reflective critique of the research. This critique should strive to express the goals, scope, methods, and outcomes of the research in a way that defines the work as valuable, insightful, and/or applicable to practitioners. By focusing on the work’s value to design practice, the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter hopes to help bridge the gap between academic research and practice – making design research accessible and extending the body of knowledge to the public.

 

The Jury for this Excellence Category is selected by the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Board of Directors and will consist of a combination of experienced design educators and practitioners. The work will be judged by a double-blind peer review. The judging will be performed in advance of the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Excellence Awards + Gala. Entries will be judged on the following criteria but will be weighted most heavily on ability to clearly express the research as it relates to the practicing profession:

  • Clearly stated goals and results
  • Appropriate methodology
  • Critical evaluation of the research project/results
  • Effective communication of research as it relates to/impacts the profession

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Submitting scholars must be located in the geographic boundary of the Texas Oklahoma Chapter. The research alternatively submitted must also have been previously published or accepted for publication in a peer reviewed journal or book after January 1, 2019. Research that was accepted by peer review for presentation at a conference after January 1, 2015, also qualifies for submission. Research produced by multiple authors or colleagues is acceptable; however, at least one author must be located within the geographic boundary of the Texas Oklahoma Chapter.

  • To facilitate the double-blind peer review, author(s) need to ensure that their manuscripts and other documentation are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. Please make every effort to:
  • Use third person when referencing previous work
  • Check that figures, images, or diagrams do not contain affiliations related to the author(s)
  • Limit self references
  • Do not name an affiliated university – replace any institutional references with “the author’s institution” or “a state university”
  • Remove funding sources where appropriate to do so in order to maintain anonymity

 

CATEGORY:

This research category is inclusive of all research topics applicable to the field of Interior Design.

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

Winners will be notified in advance, will receive recognition, November 10th at the Design Excellence Awards Ceremony in Austin, Texas. Each winner will also receive a special social media recognition post.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

The following Information will be required to submit your online submission. An entry number will be created when creating your online submission.

 

Submittals to Include:

  1. Entry form completed online with all participating scholars
  2. Submit either:
    1. Full copy of the published article/chapter. (PDF)
    2. Submitted conference abstract and PDF copy of conference presentation slides
      1. Please ensure that manuscripts and other documentation are prepared in a way that does not give away your identity (see Eligibility above)
  3. Reflective Critique (elaborative 500 – 1000 word max) (PDF)
    1. Critiques should include:
      1. Clear Goals
      2. Discussion of preparation and methodology of research
      3. Overview of significant results
      4. Critical evaluation that speaks to the quality of future work
      5. Thoughtful consideration of the value of the research to the practitioner or design community at large
    2. Reflective Critiques should be written in a style that is easily understood by those unfamiliar with research

 

ENTRY APPLICATION:

The entry fee will be waived for IIDA Members. For non-members the entry fee will be $50.00

 

You may pay online at https://iida.ejoinme.org/IIDATXOKDEA2023 or by check. Payment MUST be received by 11:59 PM on the day of the entry deadline (see above). If payment has not been received your entry will not be considered. Checks should be made payable to: IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter.

 

Re: IIDA Excellence in Design Awards
IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter
Attn: Kristine Munselle
PO BOX 836980

Richardson, TX 75083

 

DEADLINE: 

The deadline is September 13, 2023.  Late entries will be disqualified

 

QUESTIONS:

Contact Chapter Office via email at chapter@iida-tx-ok.org or by telephone 214-212-9838

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* Ernest L. Boyer, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990), 16.