IDEA 2015

 

ENTER - You will need to log in:

  1. Log into IDSA or, if you have not logged into IDSA since Jan 1, 2015, you will need to Request a New Password.
  2. If you have never had an IDSA account, then you will first need to Create an Account.
  3. Click the Enter IDEA 2015 link on the MYIDSA page.
  4. If you have any problem entering, please contact: Karen Foust at karenf@idsa.org or call 703.707.6000 x111.

 

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:

  • Streamlined 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
February 16, 2015, 11:59 PM EST      Regular application deadline
February 23, 2015, 11:59 PM EST     Late application deadline*
March 20, 2015                                 Finalist notification
April 27 - 29, 2015                             Final judging event
May 11 - 15, 2015                                Winners notified
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 Feb. 16, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST and Feb. 23, 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 Feb. 23, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST, or the entry will not be judged. Entries cannot be submitted after Feb. 23, 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.

If chosen as a finalist, your product must be received at The Henry Ford NO LATER THAN April 13, 2015.  Your finalist fees must also be paid, in full by April 13, 2015 to avoid being disqualified from the second round.

IDEA Ceremony/Red Carpet Sponsor

Student Designs Category Sponsor