The Celebrate In Design awards is our annual event to honor innovative solutions and the outstanding design of our IIDA WI members and firms.  We will again be celebrating virtually and we know this news may be dissappointing, but the committee is working hard to enhance the experience to make it special for everyone.  We launched and tested the new virtual silent auction with the Great Bag Bash and we look forward to bringing you a virtual silent auction during the awards party.  We look forward to celebrating with you on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Event Registration Here.

(new Cele-baskets available for purchase to help you Celebrate at home - NA option available upon request)

If you would like to donate items to the silent auction please fill out the online form here and thank you for your support of the Celebrate in Design awards.


Congratulations to all of our winners from 2020!  Below is a posting of all categories and award winners from last year.

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First Place and Second Place (called Award of Excellence) may be awarded in each category.  Points awarded by judges will determine the level of awards given.
  • Corporate (under 5,000 sf)
  • Corporate (5,000 – 25,000 sf)
  • Corporate (over 25,000 sf)
  • Healthcare (under 15,000 sf)
  • Healthcare (over 15,000 sf)
  • Educational/Institutional
  • Liturgical/Hospitality/Retail
  • Residential


Judging Criteria
  • Project successfully addresses design challenges and responds to client needs
  • Project demonstrates successful incorporation of materials and interior finishes into the overall design
  • Projects uses design elements including architectural details, lighting, and furnishings to appropriately to strengthen overall design and support the design concept  
  • Project represents innovation and originality in design   
  • Project incorporates a clear design concept throughout the overall design


Entry Information
Commitment to Enter form and payment - CLOSED for 2021 submissions
Submission Entry form - CLOSED for 2021 submissions


Important Dates 
Committment to Enter | due Wednesday, February 10th
Deadline for Submissions | due Monday, March 1st
Winners notified | no less than 1 week prior to event
Awards | Thursday, April 22nd
(for student entries, please see below)


Awards Presentation Details
Please note, only the IIDA WI member, design firm name and project name will be announced the evening of the design awards.  Additional team members will be included in the slideshow presentation at the awards event.  Recipient of the Best of Competition award will receive the honor of presenting their project to event attendees the following year.  Awarded projects will be featured on the IIDA WI website and in our social media blasts following the event.


CELEBRATE In DESIGN: Student Awards Competition



Annually, the IIDA Wisconsin celebrates the talent and hard work of our student members.  Thanks to the support of our members and the Susan Wohiltz Memorial fund, we can award $6,400 in scholarships at the Celebrate in Design awards.