IDEA 2015

 

Entry for IDEA 2015 is now closed.

The search is on for this year's exceptional designs! You know that your product or concept is the best, so put it to the test by entering the International Design Excellence Awards competition. We invite designers, students and companies worldwide to participate and help ensure that IDEA 2015 showcases the best design insight, talent, innovation and design excellence.

This year, IDEA is celebrating its 35th Anniversary and, to celebrate, we've made some exciting changes, including:

  • New software and digital submission process
  • A new website gallery
  • Trophies for both Gold and Silver awards
  • A black tie gala at our International Conference with press coverage
  • Increased coverage on the IDSA website and social media

 

Timeline

January 5, 2015                                 Contest opens for entries
March 16, 2015, 11:59 PM EST          Regular application deadline
March 30, 2015, 11:59 PM EST         Late application deadline*
August 22, 2015                                IDEA ceremony at IDSA's International Conference in Seattle
August 23, 2015                                Website launches with all the winners

 

Entry Cost

IDSA Member Rates
Entry Fee - $325
Late fee of $150 for entries submitted after the end of the regular entry period*
Finalist Fee - $425 (if selected to participate in the second round judging)

Non-Member Rates
Entry Fee - $475
Late fee of $175 for entries submitted after the end of the regular entry period*
Finalist Fee - $525 (if selected to participate in the second round judging)

Student Rates
Entry Fee - $125
Late fee of $100 for entries submitted after the end of the regular entry period*
Finalist Fee - $125 (if selected to participate in the second round judging)

Student Non-Member Rates
Entry Fee - $175
Late fee of $125 for entries submitted after the end of the regular entry period*
Finalist Fee - $125 (if selected to participate in the second round judging)

 

*Any edits to your entry between March 16, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST and March 30, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST will constitute a late entry and the extended deadline fee of $150/$175 per entry must be paid by March 30, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST, or the entry will not be judged. Entries cannot be submitted after March 30, 2015, 11:59 PM EST and will not be judged, returned or refunded. There will be no exceptions to this rule. (Foreign late payments must be made with American Express, Visa or MasterCard or with a check or money order in US funds drawn on a US bank.) In the event of a dispute over timing of submission, the time used will be that time which is stamped on the digital submission in the online entry software. Entry fees and late fees that are not paid for in full by the final deadline will be subject to immediate disqualification. ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.


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