IDEA 2021 Pricing & Deadlines

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. 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.
There are two rounds of judging during the IDEA competition. See Rules & Regulations for complete details.


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 4, 2021 – March 1, 2021 (11:59pm EST)

  • IDSA Member: Professional - $365
  • IDSA Member: Student - $130 
  • Non-Member: Professional & Student - $540

* COVID-19 related 20% discount is only available from January 4, 2021 – February 1, 2021 (11:59pm EST)

Late Entry Rates

For entries submitted and paid for between March 2, 2021 – March 15, 2021 (11:59pm EST)

  • IDSA Member: Professional - $565
  • IDSA Member: Student - $260 
  • Non-Member: Professional & Student - $775



Entrants selected by our judges to advance into Round Two will be notified by April 26, 2021. 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 26 to May 22, 2021 (11:59pm EST).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IDEA will not accept physical products for Round Two. Entrants will make an online submission only. 


Round Two / Finalist Entry Rates

  • IDSA Member: Professional - $515
  • IDSA Member: Student - $130
  • Non-Member: Professional & Student - $630


* Please note: