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frequently asked questions


submissions

what is the cost to enter?

The submission fee is $300 per entry.

LIMITED TIME ONLY: Enjoy a complimentary 7th entry when you submit 6. No coupon necessary.

Are there eligibility guidelines?

To be eligible, PRODUCTS should be introduced to market between September 2016 and September 2017.

PROJECTS should be completed between September 2016 and September 2017, with the exception of the On the Boards categories, which are reserved for in-progress projects.

what information will I need to enter?

To submit a PRODUCT entry, you will be asked for the following information:

-your contact information

-product/category name and description

-product/collection introduction date

-manufacturer information

-1-3 high resolution product images (minimum 350dpi, JPEG or TIFF format)

-link to product video (optional)

 

To submit a PROJECT entry, you will be asked for the following information:

-your contact information

-official project name, location and description

-project press release/documentation

-size and cost per sq. ft. (cost will not be published)

-project completion date

-design firm information

-8-10 high resolution project images (minimum of 350dpi, in JPEG or TIFF format)

-link to project/walkthrough video (optional)

what categories are available this year?

View the complete list of categories here

is there a limit to how many entries I can submit?

No, there is no limit to the number of entries you may submit. Each entry can be submitted to one category at a time. If you would like to submit the same entry to additional categories, you will have the option to duplicate your entry at the end of the form. If you would like to duplicate an entry that has already been submitted, you can go to your completed entries under "My Account" and click "copy".

can I start my entry then return to it later?

Yes, you may begin your entry, save, and revisit it at any time. To access your in-progress entries, go to the "my account" link on the top righthand side of the page. You will find a menu on the left with "My Entries".

can I duplicate an entry?

Yes. If you would like to copy over information from one entry to a new entry you may use the checkbox on the last page of the entry form. You may then make changes to the entry copy or enter the same submission to additional categories.

can I edit or change my entry once it has been submitted?

If you need to make a vital change to a submitted entry, please email awards@interiordesign.net

how will I know if I am a finalist?

You will receive an email if your product or project is chosen as a finalist in mid-November 2017. This email will be sent to the contact email address used on the entry form. Winners will be announced live at the awards ceremony on December 1, 2017.

how will I know if I've won?

Winners will be announced LIVE at the Best of Year event on December 1. Finalists will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. Winners will also receive a congratulatory email following the event and winners and honorees will be published on InteriorDesign.net.

what do I get if I win?

Winners and honorees will be featured in the December issue of Interior Design and on InteriorDesign.net. Winners will receive an infamous Bulb award, designed by Harry Allen and honorees will receive an honoree plaque. Winners and honorees will receive creative assets for use on digital and print marketing materials and will qualify for exclusive advertising opportunities with Interior Design.


voting

how are entries selected?

product entries will go into a public product gallery and will be voted on by the A&D community from October 5 - 16, 2017.

project entries will be judged be an Interior Design editorial panel.

how can I vote?

visit the online gallery between october 5 - 16 and use the list on the right hand side of the page to navigate through the categories.

can I vote more than once?

yes, you are encouraged to vote as many times as you wish but you may only vote once per category each day.

am I allowed to promote my entry on social media to encourage votes?

yes, we will provide a digital seal for you to use in your marketing efforts. You are encouraged to promote voting through your marketing channels.


event

when?

December 1, 20175:00PM

where?

IAC

527 W 18th St

New York, NY 10011

who?

Best of Year awards finalists will receive two complimentary tickets to the event.

Additional tickets can be purchased online beginning in October.

can I purchase additional tickets?

yes, tickets will be available on boyawards.com beginning in October, 2017.


sponsorship

how can I sponsor the best of year awards?

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Best of Year, please contact your regional director, 917.934.2882 or idsales@interiordesign.net.