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WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO 6PM JANUARY 29, 2021

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2021 AWARDS

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

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INVITES YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR BEST DESIGN PROJECTS

WINNERS receive multiple page print coverage in Florida Design Magazine!

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SUBMIT YOUR DESIGNS TODAY!

ELIGIBILITY

All Florida Designers are eligible. You do not need to be an IFDA Member to participate.

  • Independent Interior Designers
  • Design Firms
  • Retail/wholesale showrooms
  • Kitchen and Bath Designers
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TIMELINE

  • Nov. 4, 2020 thru Jan. 29, 2021
  • Final Submissions must be in by January 29, 2021, 6:00 PM EST
  • Awards Celebration February 2021-Specific details to follow
YOU WILL BE PUBLISHED!

Winning submissions will appear in multiple pages of coverage

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   Published in Florida Design

   Recognition at an awards celebration – March 2021, details to follow

   Recognition on the SFDP, Florida Design and IFDA Social media pages

   Recognition in the IFDA National Newsletter

   Recognition on IFDA Florida website

   Signature Award honoring you and your winning submission

   A portion of the proceeds will benefit the IFDA Education Foundation providing scholarships to students and grants to professionals working in the field

WE GRACIOUSLY THANK OUR 2021

'FLORIDA'S FINEST'

SPONSORS

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   AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Contemporary Style (under 3000 sf) *whole house
  • Contemporary Style (over 3000 sf) *whole house
  • Transitional Style (under 3000 sf) *whole house
  • Transitional Style (over 3000 sf) *whole house
  • Traditional Style (under 3000 sf) *whole house
  • Traditional Style (over 3000 sf) *whole house
  • Eclectic Style
  • Coastal Style
  • Outdoor Living/Landscape
  • Kitchen
  • Bath
  • Dining Room
  • Living/Family Room
  • Bedroom
  • Home Office
  • Specialty Spaces i.e *Home Theater, Hobby Room and Exercise Room, etc.

   REQUIREMENTS FOR PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

  • A minimum of 2 photographs per room
    per submission.
  • Image size- All photographs submitted
    must be a minimum of at least 300dpi.
    3000×2400 pixels (8×10) @ 300dpi
  • Image File Size- Minimum 2MB (4MG
    Preferred) 10MB maximum JPEG/PNG/PDF
  • Remove any copyright, clients name,
    photographer name and watermarks’.
    Failure to do so will lead to disqualification
    of the entry

   JUDGING GUIDELINES

Judging in a blind review by a panel of distinguished judges will be based on the following:

    • Scale and Proportion
    • Color composition
    • Creative use of space
    • Functional use of space
    • Appropriate design solutions
    • Attention to detail and design elements

   DESCRIBE YOUR PROJECT

A statement no longer than 250 words, detailing the important elements of the project including aesthetics and scope of work, plus details of the furniture placement, finishes, fabrics and other materials used, window and wall treatment, flooring, custom designed built-ins or other custom work, lighting, home automation and other components is required. Describe how your design and the service you provided support the healthy living, wellbeing, lifestyle, comfort and functionality for your client.

   SUBMISSION FEES

IFDA Members $95 for first submission and $75 for additional submissions. If not currently a member but would like to be – join here https://ifda.com/join-ifda and part of your membership will be covered by the money saved on submissions!

Non-Members $125 for first submission and $95 for additional submissions.

Questions: or

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Ready to go!

OUR PANEL OF DISTINGUISHED JUDGES

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-MICHAEL WOLK

Michael Wolk started designing professionally in New York while studying at Pratt,  and moved to Miami in 1973. Over the next four decades he’s assembled and led an extraordinary team of designers and artisans. He has produced unforgettable interiors for luxury residences, hotels, restaurants, and public spaces. He’s created furniture, lighting, and fabric lines for  the world’s top manufacturers. His work has earned numerous awards including AIA Interior Designer of the Year and DCOTA Stars of Design for best product Designer. Wolk Design is recognized in magazines and coffee table books worldwide.

“ Outstanding client service is one of our major commitments. We listen intently to the client. We consider thoroughly to distill the best solution. We execute exquisitely with precision and grace. In addition to client service our vast experience gives us the expertise to distinguish quality from mediocrity. It allows us to harness our creativity and leverage it into great design. We demand technical excellence from everyone involved in our projects. Ultimately, we gain the trust of our clients in our integrity and assurance of a quality product. They become repeat clients for whom we successfully complete additional projects.”

-MICHAEL WIRTZ, FASID, FIIDA

Michael has been a licensed interior designer in Boca Raton for over forty years. His work has spanned all aspects of design and comprises both commercial and residential interiors, product and consulting. His client list includes high profile individuals as well as some on “Forbes Top 100 List”. Some of his most prominent projects include Sensormatic Corporate Headquarters, the Don Shula Steakhouse chain, Graham Family Projects, Hunter Douglas Showrooms and locally the Jeffrey Michaels Showroom.

Besides his impressive client and project list, Michael has been an active volunteer for the profession. He has dedicated twenty-seven years volunteering on the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design, serving as a member, chairman, vice chair PCP member and consultant to the board prosecuting attorney. He is a life-time member of both ASID, IIDA, an honorary member of IDEC & IDC to mention and has received numerous awards for his esteemed design work.

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-KAREN DZENDOLET

I have always had a love of art and design!

Whether collaborating with an architect or builder on a whole-house interior renovation or updating a bath by specifying new paints colors,
decorative lighting, finishes and fixtures, KDZ Designs provides the same level of collaboration, creativity, enthusiasm, and attention to details
in all interior design projects!

I am a 2006 graduate of the Masters of Interior Design program at Suffolk University-New England School of Art and Design, in Boston,
and made a career change after having worked in the IT industry for over 15 years. I started my interior design firm, KDZ Designs, LLC
in 2009. I live in Western Massachusetts, and consult throughout New England.

I am also an 11-year member of IFDA and past chapter president (2014-2016) of the New England Chapter of the IFDA, having served the chapter board in
other positions as well. In 2018 and 2019, I served on the IFDA Educational Foundation board as Director of Scholarships and Grants,
and in 2020 became Vice-Chair, and will be Chair in 2021.

-FANNY HAIM

Fanny Haim, ASID, IDG, was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and currently lives in Miami, Florida. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and later at the University of Miami. From 1972-1976 she apprenticed with renowned Colombian artist David Manzur, and she exhibited in major galleries and museums in Colombia and Washington, D.C. Haim’s work was also selected among the most notable in the II Biennale of Arts in Chile, and her artistic background and expertise serves as the company’s creative guidepost over three decades of award-winning interior designs.

In 2014, Fanny Haim graduated from the OPM program at Harvard Business School, where she also completed advanced studies at The Graduate School of Design. She has collaborated with institutions such as MoCa (Miami Museum of Contemporary Art), as part of a program called Living with Art.

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-DAPHNE NIKOLOPOULOS
Florida Design/Palm Beach Media Group

As editorial director of Florida Design and its affiliate titles, Daphne Nikolopoulos leads the venerable publication’s creative team in developing design content that inspires. An award-winning journalist and author, Daphne also is editor in chief of Palm Beach Illustrated magazine, a 68-year-old luxury-lifestyle glossy, and editorial director of Palm Beach Media Group, overseeing all creative content for 30 proprietary and custom publications. Her leadership has helped refine content delivery for all titles and employ a service-based journalism model with lifestyle-enhancing information for readers.

Daphne also is a multi-published author of novels and non-fiction lifestyle books. She is an occasional writing and cultural studies instructor for FAU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and has taught courses for aspiring writers at Florida Authors Academy and other South Florida venues.

-JUAN POGGI

In all my years of working in the design field I have come to understand each client as a unique universe, and each project as a lesson in communication.

Part of the Design Industry in Miami since 1984.Originally from Lima Peru.

Poggi Design is my company.

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