2015 NYC&G IDA Rules & Entry Checklist

Entries for the 2015 NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards are now closed!
Extended Deadline NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards

We invite all professionals in the field of interior design, kitchen design, bath design, architecture, landscape design, garden design and product design to submit their most innovative projects in the New York area. This year all entries must be submitted online. For more information on the NYC&G IDAs please visit www.cottagesgardens.com/2015nycgidas

Entries will be accepted in the following categories:

Architecture | Garden 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

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

  • $75 entry fee by June 26th; $125 entry fee by July 3rd.



  • Only residential projects may be submitted

  • One submission PER category

  • 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

  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified

  • Projects must be located in New York; 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.

  • You agree images submitted can be used in the NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards issue.


All entries must be submitted online by June 26th, 2015. Winners will be announced in September at the 2015 Innovation in Design Awards gala. Winning projects will be featured in NYC&G’s November 2015 issue and online.

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

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



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 NYC&G Editors.

New for 2015! A Reader's Choice winner will be selected by NYC&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 June 26th; $125 entry fee by July 3rd. 

Entries must be received by June 26th, 2015. Winners will be announced at the NYC&G 2015 Innovation in Design Awards gala in September.  Winning projects will be  featured in NYC&G’s October 2015 issue.

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