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frequently asked questions


what is the cost to enter?

The submission fee is $300 per entry.

are there eligibility guidelines?

To be eligible, PRODUCTS should be introduced to market between September 2018 and September 2019.

PROJECTS should be completed between September 2018 and September 2019, 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 (500 words maximum, in English)

-product/collection introduction date

-manufacturer information

-1-3 high resolution product images (minimum 350dpi, JPEG, 8x10" or 10x8")

-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  (500 words maximum, in English)

-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 (cost will not be published)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, JPEG, 8x10" or 10x8")

-link to project/walkthrough video (optional)

what categories are available this year?

View the 2019 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 by end of day on November 15. 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 6, 2019.

how will I know if i've won?

Winners will be announced LIVE at the Best of Year event on December 6. Finalists will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. Winners and honorees will also receive a congratulatory email following the event and will be published on InteriorDesign.net.

what do i get if i win?

Winners will be featured in the December issue of Interior Design, and winners and honorees appear on InteriorDesign.net. Winners will receive the famous 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.

are all submissions published?

Due to the sheer number of entries we receive, we cannot publish every project and product submission; this honor is reserved for winners and honorees. Winners will be featured in the December issue of Interior Design and both winners and honorees appear on InteriorDesign.net. 


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 7 - 18, 2019. Following public voting, the results are reviewed by an Interior Design editorial panel.


Project entries will be judged by an Interior Design editorial panel. Projects do not receive a public voting period.

how can i vote?

Visit the online gallery between October 7 - 18 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 per 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.



December 6, 2019 at 5:00PM


Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

655 West 34th Street

New York, NY 


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

Additional tickets can be purchased online beginning in November.

can i purchase additional tickets?

Yes, tickets will be available on boyawards.com beginning in November 2019.

what is the cost per ticket?

Each ticket is $175. 



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.