17th Annual FAB Interior Design Awards

IIDA Northland is pleased to announce the 17th Annual FAB
Awards. This event recognizes and celebrates FRESH, ARTISTIC,
and BRILLIANT interior design projects, innovative design
solutions, and the integrated industry teams, that continue to
redefine what design can be and do. A select jury of industry
experts will bestow awards in this year’s project categories.

We look forward to your participation!

Entries Schedule
Registration Opens: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Submission Materials Deadline / Registration Closes and Complete Payments are due: Friday February 28, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 pm Social Hour
6:00 – 7:00 pm Seated Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 pm Awards
8:30 – 10:00 pm Celebration 


New Location:
The Depot
225 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55401



Gala Attire:
Creative Attire Suggested

New! FAB Emerging Design Professional Award

This award honors a current IIDA Northland Chapter member who has shown exceptional leadership, exemplifies excellence and dedication to their work, made significant contributions to the profession and the community, should be considered ‘one‐to‐watch’ in our Interior Design Community, and has practiced Interior Design for less than 10 years. This award is open to professionals practicing Interior Design, Reps, and/or Dealers. A candidate is not required to have worked on a FAB project entry.

Nomination Submission Criteria
Required: IIDA Northland Chapter Membership (Individual, not Firm Sponsorship)
Required: Letter of Recommendation (maximum one page), written on company letterhead and signed, that are explicit in their recommendation and contain specific reasons supporting the candidate’s nomination.
Optional: Professional resume, including Honors and Awards, Community, Volunteer, Philanthropic, Education, Professional Experience, etc.
Optional: Design Project Examples (up to 5 project highlights, maximum one page)

Evaluation And Notification Of Selection
Submissions will be juried by professionals within our Interior Design community. This anonymous team will review all of the submissions and make decisions based on the candidate’s accomplishments, presentation in supporting documents, and the overall impact of the complete application. The winner will be notified in advance of IIDA Northland Chapter FAB Awards Friday, May 15, 2020, and will be recognized on stage.

Entry Fees
There is no payment for nominations.

Registration Information

Project Entry Fees
Members: $150 for your 1st entry, $100 per additional entry.
(active IIDA member must have worked on the project team)

Non-Members: $200 for 1st entry, $150 per additional entry.

Deliverables with Project Entry
There are 5 requirements for entry.

Submit the first four items as (1) PDF file, not to exceed 50MB. If needed, you can divide the pages and upload up to (3) 50MB PDF files.

  1. Remove all design firm/company identifying features.
  2. Project Narrative. To be provided in .pdf file format.
    A description will be used in the judging process. Highlight goals, objectives, contributing factors, and key elements that influenced the project design.
  3. Floor Plan. To be provided in .pdf file format. More than one floor can be included if relevant to the project explanation.
  4. Up to 10 Images / Photographs / Diagrams (optional 1 video) To be provided in .pdf file format. All 10 images must be submitted in one file. File size not to exceed 50MB. Option to provide a title and / or caption for each page.
    Optional: 1 Video provided as .mp3, avi, or wmv file. Examples include a virtual walk through, 360, or panorama. File size not to exceed 50MB. Video can not exceed 2 minutes. This will be a separate file upload, not embedded within your PDF.
  5. Winners Slides to be used at the award show. Select ONE of your previously used 10 images to be shown. Include a project summary, word count not to exceed 500 words. The project summary text should be part of the visual and will be read by the Emcee. To be provided as a JPG or PDF. Provide a list of names of the design team AND industry collaborators/contributors to be acknowledged at the award show. Examples include general contractor, real estate, furniture, materials, lighting, acoustics, graphics, etc. To be provided as a Word Document or PDF.

Project Entry FAQ

Questions about FAB entries? Check out our FAQ. Still have questions? Let us know: FAB@iida-northland.org


Please note:

Audience photographs and/or video may be taken at this event. By nature of your attendance, you are granting permission for your image, voice and likeness to be used for marketing purposes.

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