Minnesota Chapter of ASID 2019 Design Excellence Awards


The purpose of this design competition is to recognize successful projects by members of the American Society of Interior Designers chapter. These projects represent excellence in design by successfully addressing clients objectives while demonstrating creativity and skillful problem solving in the categories listed below.

  • Bathroom or Powder Room 99 Square Feet and Under
  • Bathroom or Powder Room Over 100 Square Feet
  • Bedroom Suite
  • Kitchen Under 240 Square Feet (divided category)
  • Kitchen 240-299 Square Feet (divided category)
  • Kitchen 300-399 Square Feet
  • Kitchen 400-499 Square Feet
  • Kitchen Over 500 Square Feet
  • Singular Living Space (consolidated two categories)
  • Multiple Rooms/ Entire Residence Under 1000 Square Feet
  • Multiple Rooms/Entire Residence 1000-2499 Square Feet
  • Multiple Rooms/Entire Residence 2500-4499 Square Feet
  • Multiple Rooms/Entire Residence 4500-9999 Square Feet
  • Multiple Rooms/ Entire Residence over 10,000 Square Feet
  • Showcase Room or Model Home
  • Special Purpose Space
  • Historic Restoration/Preservation
  • Custom Designed Object or Detail
  • Healthcare over 10,000 Square Feet/ Corporate/Institutional
  • Healthcare under 10,000 Square Feet/Retail/Hospitality/Multi-Family Housing
  • Emerging Professional Project
  • Merit Award Sustainable Design
  • Merit Award Universal Design
  • Judges Merit Award (Reference Custom Award titles)
  • Judges Merit Award (Reference Custom Award titles)
  • Best in Show – Commercial
  • Best in Show – Residential

Qualifying Information for Eligibility to Participate:

Eligibility, Fees, Dates & General Instructions

Eligibility: All who enter must be active and in good standing with the ASID Minnesota Chapter

  • ASID Professional, Allied, or Associate members or a design team headed by an ASID Professional, Allied, or Associate member are eligible to submit projects. Student ASID members are eligible to be listed by name.
  • Non ASID members may be listed as “Team Members”.
  • Members must be in good standing at time of submission; no exceptions.
  • Appellation at time of entry will remain.
  • Non-winning projects submitted in a previous year’s competition may be submitted, provided they fulfill the requirements.
  • If all requirements are not met, the entry will be disqualified.
  • Except for model homes/showcase homes, each entry must represent a permanent installation.
  • Project must have been completed after January 1, 2015.
  • You may submit as many entries as you wish, and you many submit the same project in different categories, but you must submit separate entry form and fee for each category.

Grounds for Disqualification:

  • Information identifying entrant’s name, design firm, architect or any other collaborating party appears in description, images or on drawings
  • Projects that have previously won and ASID MN Design Award
  • Incomplete submission of entry

Entry Fees and Dates: Late entries will NOT be accepted. No Exceptions.

DEADLINE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13th NOON CST. The entry portal will close at that time.

Competition period:

  • August 23 -September 6, 4:00 pm CST. Early registration rate $125 or $50 (for first time)

Entry Instructions to be send out in an Eblast in July with YouTube videos.