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Provincial awards programs call for entries

Published by Julia Salerno, April 28, 2011.

Celebrate innovation and excellence in interior design by entering your project in your provincial association's awards program. Watch for upcoming deadlines and calls for entries via email.

The IDIBC (Interior Design Institute of British Columbia) Awards of Excellence is an annual awards program that recognizes those who have demonstrated excellence in interior design. Submissions are welcomed from IDIBC Professional and Associate members in good standing, in addition to submissions from Registered Architect and Intern Architect members of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC). Call for Entries for the 2010 Awards of Excellence was issued April 15. The final deadline to register your project is May 25 and winners will be celebrated at the Gala, to be held October 1, 2011 in conjunction with IDS West. For more information on the IDIBC Awards of Excellence, or to view images of award-winning projects, visit

Call for Entries for the 2011 ARIDO Awards was issued April 29. Early Bird deadline is May 30, Final deadline is June 10. ARIDO's annual awards program showcases excellence, innovation and originality in interior design and is celebrated at an awards ceremony as part of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. Submissions are welcomed from ARIDO Registered members in good standing. Download your entry kit at

Call for Entries for the 2011 IDA Design Competition is May 15. Deadline for submissions is August 15. The IDA Design Competition is open to members of the interior design community of Alberta. Winners will be announced at an Awards Presentation on September 28 in Calgary and on October 5 in Edmonton. For more information, contact Michele Gunn at:

Past award winners are welcome to submit their projects to IDC to be featured on the public side of Please be sure to include the project name, award program and award level. Images will not be returned. For more information, please contact IDC's External Communications Coordinator, Sarah Brown at

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