Design Excellence Awards 2021


 We believe, more than ever, that DESIGN IMPACTS LIVES.                      

Participate in 2021 Design Excellence Award to promote the work you have done in the past 3 years in creating spaces that continually uplift and meet the needs of the community. We look forward to sharing your work & stories through this celebratory contest. 

Awards Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 2021 Annual Meeting!




    Custom made awards 

     Recognition at our Spring 2021 Virtual Design Excellence Awards Show hosted by the Intermountain Chapter of ASID.  

     Winning entry featured on the Intermountain ASID website, social media and featured on the Mountain Living website and our Chapter's Annual Issuu. 



Residential Awards (within the last 3 years)

  • Best Bathroom                                              5-10 images
  • Best Kitchen                                                  5-10 images
  • Best Room other than Kitchen or Bathroom 5-10 images
  • Best Overall Residence                                10-15 images

Commercial Awards (within the last 3 years)

  • Spaces over 15,000 sf                                 10-15 images
  • Spaces under 15,000 sf                               10-15 images

Industry Partner Awards (within the last 5 years)

  • Best Showroom Remodel
  • Best use of Product or Services


Submission & Entries     

Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2021, 11:59 pm M.S.T 

Winners of the competition will be announced at our 2021 Virtual Design Excellence Awards Show.  To ensure impartial judging, all of the entries will be judged anonymously by a fellow ASID chapter(s).   Submissions will be judged according to category submitted as well as the following criteria.  Successful entries must demonstrate exceptional design and positive impact on life and the human experience. 

Each category judged must have a minimum of three entrees. 


  1. Your name or firm name may not appear in any of the files or images or your entry will be immediately disqualified. Refunds are not given if your entry is disqualified.  
  2. Entrant(s) must be a current member of the Intermountain Chapter of ASID in good standing 
  3. Register on Eventbrite and pay $50 per entry (price lowered due to COVID-19).  Entrant(s) must be registered to virtually attend our 2021 Virtual Design Excellence Awards Show          
  4. Entrant may submit multiple projects under each category; applicable entry fee applies to each work submitted. 
  5. Upload high resolution photography, floor plan, and design statement for each submission.  
  6. Floor Plans must be submitted to scale, with scale noted or shown graphically in pdf format. 
  7.  Include written design statement (500 word limit). How does your solution impact the lives of your clients? 
  8.  Images: Add labels or captions for clarity, in a single PDF, 10 MB limit. 

* Upload design statement to folder.

Save file as: design.statement.project name.category.pdf. Do not include your name, logo, or firm name. 

  • Upload PDF of images including floorplan & indicate scale. Save file as: images.project name.category.pdf 

  • Entry fees are nonrefundable.  

  • Payments and entries must be received no later than March 31st, 2021 prior to 11:59 pm. MST. Late entries will not be accepted. 



Judges will use a weighted scale as outlined below. 

20 pts.     How did your Design Impact Lives? Word Limit 500 words.  Design statement that clearly states  creative challenges faced in each project, goals and solutions implemented to work within these challenges. 

10 pts.     Functional use of space, state the goals of the design 

10 pts.     Scale and proportion: Include square footage 

10 pts.     Color and composition 

20 pts.     Creativity of the design solution. Is the design approach creative & appropriate? Describe innovative                      use of materials   

10 pts.      Innovative use of lighting 

10 pts.      Use of Sustainable design principles. Note any sustainable attributes or standards that were                                   employed. 

10 pts.      Use of Universal design principles. Note any universal/accessible standards that were employed. 

TOTAL                                                                                              100 Points    



Chapter Rules and Regulations regarding the Design Excellence Awards Competition 

In the event of insufficient or inadequate entries, the Intermountain Chapter of ASID reserves the right to cancel the category or contest and refund entry fees or restructure the categories in such a way as to permit fair and proper judging of entries received. The Intermountain Chapter is not responsible for lost, misdirected or delayed submissions. Entrants grant the Intermountain Chapter of ASID the right to reproduce project images for promotional purposes. The Intermountain Chapter of ASID assumes all entries are the works and property of the entrant and that clients of the assumed projects have given their permission for this entry. The Intermountain Chapter of ASID is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant. Entry submissions become the property of the Intermountain Chapter of ASID, and will not be returned. 

Applicants and/or a representative from your firm must be registered for our Virtual Design Excellence Awards Show .  

Questions? Contact

Date and Time

12:00 AM


Virtual Event