IDEA 2023 Pricing & Deadlines


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Thank you for your interest in entering your work into the IDEA competition. This competition is open to designs and designers from around the world and we look forward to seeing your very best. There are two rounds of entry and judging during the IDEA competition. IDSA members benefit from preferential pricing for all aspects of IDEA entry. If you aren't a member, consider joining before you enter IDEA to save on entry fees and enjoy many other membership advantages year-round. The revenue generated by this program helps support all of IDSA's annual community-focused efforts and creates opporutnity for designers of all ages to thrive.


In Round One, judges review every entry submission and narrow the field by selecting exemplary projects to advance to Round Two of the competition.

Regular Entry Rates

For entries submitted and paid for between January 3, 2023 – February 26, 2023 (11:59 pm EST)

  • IDSA Member: Professional - $385
  • IDSA Member: Student - $140
  • Non-Member: Professional & Student - $605

Late Entry Rates

For entries submitted and paid for between February 27, 2023 – March 6, 2023  (11:59 pm EST)

  • IDSA Member: Professional - $600
  • IDSA Member: Student - $280 
  • Non-Member: Professional & Student - $845



Entrants selected by our judges to advance into Round Two will be notified by April 10, 2023. Entrants need to complete and pay for their Round Two submission(s) in order to be considered 'Finalists' and to be eligible to win an IDEA trophy. Round Two will be open for entry from April 10 to May 1, 2023 (11:59 pm EST).


Round Two / Finalist Entry Rates

  • IDSA Member: Professional - $545
  • IDSA Member: Student - $140
  • Non-Member: Professional & Student - $725