Entry Guidelines


The SBID Awards is open to any design professional which includes interior designers, interior architects, architects, property developers, decorators and home stagers. PR companies entering on behalf of a client must disclose their authorised position. SBID reserves the right to refuse submissions and entrants to the awards ceremonies.


The deadline for submitting entries is Friday 12th August 2016 at 17:30 GMT.


There is no restriction on number of submissions, although one application form supports no more than 10. There is no restriction on the number of application forms submitted by any one company. There is no restriction on the number of categories entered per submission. Manufacturers may only enter the Innovative Product category and may only submit a single product.

Original Work

By submitting an entry, the entrant warrants that it is his/her original work and that they and SBID have permission to publish the material.

All projects entered must not be more than 2 years old at the moment of submission, i.e. must have been completed on or after Friday 10th April 2014. All products entered must not be more than 1 year old at the moment of submission, i.e. must have been completed on or after Friday 10th April 2015.

Submission Process

Please complete the online form. You will need to submit 2 different files for each submission, as follows:

A PDF incorporating text and images (see example). The text should be no more than 1000 words which clearly include your company name, with a rationale (description) for your project/product. The rationale should include details of the original brief; the process undertaken and the tools and techniques used. The images will also need to be supplied separately in accordance with the Image Requirements and Specifications. The PDF should be no larger than 10MB.

Image Requirements: Maximum 10 images per submission

Image Specification: Jpeg images (min. size 3000px x 2000px – 300 dpi)

A 150 word description is required for the SBID Global Interior Design Book 2016. This should be a brief overview of the project and written in the third person e.g. Company A designed this office space located in the heart of New York.

Submission Cost

A one-off £50* (+ VAT) admin charge is applicable to all entrants.
For non-members, a fee of £120 (+ VAT) applies per submission.

*NB: This fee is NOT charged per submission but as a single fee per entrant.

(i.e. Project A can be entered into the Visualisation category and the KBB category, and Project B into the Hotel Design category, totalling £360 excluding VAT).


A panel of judges, representing a broad range of design skills and connections, will choose the winning entries during the month of August 2016 which will account for 70% of the overall score. Judges’ decisions are final and confidential. There will also be an opportunity for the public to vote on their favourite designs which will account for 30% of the overall score.

Announcing the Winner

The finalists will be announced on Tuesday 30th August 2016.

The winners will be announced and presented with their trophies during a ceremony hosted at The Dorchester, London on Friday 25th November 2016. To buy tickets, click here.

Winner’s Obligations

The winners must agree that SBID has the rights to use the submission in any publication, including its website(s), marketing material, affiliated trade magazines and press.

The winner will be asked for and must present quality images of the winning project, defined as 300 dpi
The winner must provide a publication-quality headshot and company logo
The winner must be available for interview in November 2016
The winning project may be displayed at events and trade shows

Accuracy and Copyrights

Information provided on the official entry form may appear in any publication of SBID’s choice and on the SBID website.

SBID is not responsible for incorrect information provided on entry forms that misrepresents the copyright of original ownership of ideas. SBID assumes that all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted there-in. SBID is not liable for violations of any third-party rights, including, but not limited to, claims of copyright, trademark, patent infringement, defamation, trade secrets, or trade dress on the part of the entrant.

SBID assumes that all images provided with entries are free of any third-party rights. The entrant may submit images that are works for hire for an employer only if entrant has secured written permission for the submitted image(s) to appear in any publication of SBID’s choice and the SBID website.

SBID reserves the right to move the received entries into a different category.

By entering this competition you agree to abide by these rules and you warrant and represent that (i) your entry is your original work, (ii) you have sufficient rights to the material you are submitting, (iii) these rights have been legally obtained and created, and (iv) publication of the material via various media will not infringe on any third party rights, including without limitation contractual rights, intellectual property rights, publicity and privacy rights, and rights against libel, defamation, and slander.

By entering this competition and accepting an Award, you grant SBID the right to edit, publish, promote, and otherwise use your entry and either as submitted or in edited form without further permission, notice, or compensation, including but not limited to any publication and the SBID website and on the World Wide Web. SBID reserves the right to forward the entrant’s details onto Awards sponsors and partners. SBID reserves the right to change the T&C’s at any time without further notice.

Click here for the full Terms & Conditions.