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IDC is currently accepting applications for the Value of Design Award (VODA), the Innovation in Design Thinking: IDC Student Competition, and the Industry Partners-exclusive Innovation Awards. IDC awards honour and celebrate our community’s work and accomplishments.

Learn more about each opportunity by downloading the guides and completing the application forms below.

Submission deadlines have been extended to Friday, May 12, 2023.

Value of Design Awards 

IDC’s Value of Design Awards (VODA) shine a spotlight on Canadian interior designers by providing a forum to showcase the benefits of design thinking: an empathetic, inventive, and iterative process focused on the human experience within interior spaces. These awards demonstrate the positive human and business impact of design thinking for the people and companies who hire a professional interior designer. By measuring the benefits and outcomes of design, IDC is showcasing the true value of design across the country and beyond.


Innovation in Design Thinking: IDC Student Competition

In 2021, IDC created a new opportunity exclusively for Canadian interior design students. The purpose of this competition is to provide students with a national platform to demonstrate the value of interior design and illustrate the positive impact design has on the users of the spaces, supported by evidence-based research.

Entries may be concepts or innovative processes at any scale or in any sector. Submissions must clearly communicate the intended value to the people, business, or society at large.


Innovation Awards

Established in 1984, IDC organized the Innovation Awards to honour excellence in product design and creativity. Entries are open exclusively to 2023 IDC Industry Partners. Entries must successfully address a list of criteria, including problem solving, budget, strategy, environmental responsiveness, sustainability, and marketing objectives. In addition to receiving certificates, successful entries will be given the opportunity to showcase their products to top design specifiers across North America and will receive extensive exposure during IDC’s Design Symposium and IDC’s Awards Celebration. An elite team of judges, composed of prominent interior designers and specifiers from across North America, will judge and select winning products. IDC Industry Partners are eligible to submit multiple entries for multiple products.


IDC plans to announce the selected participants and winners at an awards celebration this fall. In addition, all winning projects will be featured on IDC’s website, newsletter, and promoted on IDC’s social media channels.

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