2022 Design Excellence Awards - Project Entries


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The 2022 ASID Washington Metro Chapter Design Excellence Awards competition recognizes and honors our members for their outstanding design achievements that go above and beyond serving the needs of their clients. We continue to support and strengthen our design community by blurring the lines of residential and commercial projects. We are seeking projects that exhibit innovation, embody creative leadership, and demonstrate how Design Impacts Lives. 

We have provided nine total categories, seven of which are for projects that have been designed, developed, and completed. The eighth category, “Outside the Box,” is open to ALL chapter members (Associate, Allied, Professional, Student, and Industry Partners). It encourages applicants to think differently and submit anything from fashion or graphics to poetry or product design. The ninth and final category allows student chapter members to submit their conceptual projects for a chance to be recognized by our world-class judging panel. 

Key Dates: 

  • Submission site opens for entries: Monday, June 6, 2022 at 12:00 AM EDT.
  • Early bird deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT.
  • Final submission deadline: Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT.
  • Chapter Celebration and Awards Ceremony: September 17, 2022, at the Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, MD.

Entry Fees: 

  • Professional Categories: $150 per entry through June 30th early bird submission deadline, then $200 per entry.
  • Student Categories: $25 per entry.

Project Categories: 

  • R01 Environments Designed for Personal/Private Living (Single Family Residential)
  • R02 Environments Designed for Public Living (Multifamily Residential)
  • C01 Environments Designed for Work (Workplace)
  • C02 Environments Designed for Entertainment and Recreation (Hospitality)
  • C03 Environments Designed to Promote Health and Wellness (Healthcare)
  • C04 Environments Designed for Learning (Education)
  • C05 Environments Designed for Retail (Retail)
  • A01 Outside the Box (All Members - Student use Promo Code STUDENT for reduced rate)
  • ST01 Conceptual Design (Student)

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Project submissions are open to ASID members only. Persons submitting the entry shall be in good standing with the ASID Washington Metro Chapter and have been actively involved on the project.
  • Each project must only be submitted for one category
  • Projects must have been completed after January 31, 2020. There are no restrictions on project location. 
  • Projects previously honored by an award in this program are not eligible for entry.
  • All entries must have permission from the photographer(s) and client(s) allowing photographs to be published. Winning entries will be published on the Washington Metro Chapter of ASID’s website and social media platforms.
  • All entries shall be submitted via the online website platform. No hard copies will be accepted. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that materials submitted, and the project being considered meet the rules, regulations, category, and eligibility requirements of the awards program. Failure to comply with these specifications will result in disqualification of entry and forfeiture of entry fees.
  • Any errors or omissions are the sole responsibility of the entrant. the Washington Metro Chapter of ASID will not be responsible for any incorrect information supplied.
  • Entrants agree to follow publicity guidelines as established by the Washington Metro Chapter of ASID to use any and all materials submitted for marketing and publicity purposes in perpetuity. Digital Entry Requirements and

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Upon creating an account on the CPJAM online platform, applicants may go back to edit entries, photos, and/or documents as many times as necessary within the allotted submission period. 
  • Please consider all category options and select the one you feel is most appropriate. If a project is submitted in an inappropriate category, the competition administrator reserves the right to place it in a different, more appropriate category.
  • Competition administrator is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information. It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide all the correct information for the project submission. If an error is found, please contact the competition administrator as soon as possible to correct the error.
  • If the entry submission is incomplete by deadline of the contest, the entrant forfeits the entry fee.

Date and Time

12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
6/6/2022 – 6/30/2022





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