2015 CTC&G IDA Rules & Entry Checklist

Entries for the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards are now open!


2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards Entry Deadline Extended

We invite all professionals in the field of interior design, architecture, landscape design, garden design and product design to submit their most innovative projects in the Connecticut area. All entries must be submitted online by the deadline. All projects are judged by an exclusive panel of judges. For more information on the CTC&G IDAs please visit www.cottagesgardens.com/2015ctcgidas

How to Enter the 2015 Innovation in Design Awards

Entries will be accepted in the following categories:

Architecture | Landscape design | Kitchen design | Bath design | interior design | Product design

The following must be included with your entry. Incomplete entries will be disqualified:

  • Category of Entry

  • Project Name

  • Contact Name

  • Contact Phone

  • Contact Email  

  • Company Name

  • Company Address

  • 10 high res images llustrating your project with the best features.which may be published by C&G Media for no fee.

  • Name as you would like to appear on all event related materials (if you are nominated as a finalist)

  • $75 entry fee by March 4th; late deadline entry fee by March 11 



  • Only residential projects may be submitted

  • One submission PER category.  Same project can be entered into multiple categories.

  • All entries must include specific name and location of the project

  • Each project must be submitted separately

  • Projects cannot have been previously published in a shelter magazine

  • Project must be accessible for photography in April in the event the project is chosen as a finalist.

  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified

  • Projects must be located in Connecticut; all other projects will be disqualified

  • Images submitted may be used for promotional purposes for up to one year but will not be shared with a 3rd party.

  •  Images submitted might be used and published by C&G Media for no fee. 


All entries must be submitted online by March 4, 2016. Winners will be announced on May 20 at the 2015 Innovation in Design Awards gala. Winning projects will be featured in CTC&G’s July/August 2016 issue and online.

For questions please call Agata at 203.956.9970 or email agawin@cottagesgardens.com

For more information on the CTC&G IDAs please visit www.cottagesgardens.com/2015ctcgidas



The Product Design award will go to one designer/manufacturer that incorporates creativity and innovation, whether that is a piece of furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, technology, appliances, automotive, etc. The winner will be selected by the CTC&G Editors.

Product Design Reader's Choice winner will be selected by CTC&G's online audience.

If you have a new product that fits this description, please submit the following online (Incomplete entries will be disqualified):

  • Contact Name

  • Contact Phone

  • Contact Email

  • Company Name

  • Company Address

  • Name of product

  • Description of product (up to 100 words)

  • Image of product (hi-res, 300 dpi, minimum 4"x6")

  • Where the product can be purchased

  • Value/cost of product

  • Where it is manufactured

  • If product has received any previous media coverage, please indicate which outlets covered it and when

  • $75 entry fee by March 4th; $125 entry fee by March 11th. 

Entries must be received by March 4, 2016. Winners will be announced at the CTC&G 2016 Innovation in Design Awards gala on May 20th, Winning projects will be  featured in CTC&G’s July/August 2016 issue.

Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information call 203.227.1400 or email CTC&G Advertising.