CTC&G IDA Rules & Entry Checklist

Entries are Closed: No Longer Accepting Entries for the 2013 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards. See you next year.
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Entries are CLOSED for the 2013 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards.


Please check back in December to enter the 2014 IDAs. You can still apply to the Inaugural NYC&G IDAs.


Download this info in PDF format:

You may download a PDF of this checklist and a PDF of the homeowner consent form, a PDF of the Innovative Product Category checklist or a zip archive ofall three.


Entries will be accepted in the following categories:

Architecture | Interior Design | Kitchen | Bath | Garden DesigN


New This Year: Innovative Product Design Award

This award will go to one designer/manufacturer that incorporates creativity and innovation, whether that is furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, technology, appliances, automotive, etc. Products must have been designed during the last 18 months. The winner will be selected by the CTC&G editors. If you have a new product that fits this description, please submit the following:

  • 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

  • Up to but no more than three (3) products allowed per designer/manufacturer

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

Printed documents:

  1. 300 word description of residential project, including scope, general idea of cost and the specific name and location of the project           

  2. List of professionals involved in project

  3. Complete list of resources

  4. Signed/written consent by homeowner for publication (get a PDF of the homeowner consent form)


  1. Include the above list

  2. Labeled, hi-res photographs of completed projects (these do not need to be professional photographs, but images need to be 300dpi)


  • Only residential projects may be submitted

  • One submission PER category

  • Each project must be submitted separately

  • All entries must be labeled by specific name and location of the project

  • Projects cannot have been previously published in a shelter magazine

  • Must be accessible for photography in May 2013

  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified

  • Only Connecticut-based projects will be considered; all other projects will be disqualified

  • Winners must agree not to enter their winning project in another design contest for one year

Send Entries To:

CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards
Attention: D.J. Carey
142 East Avenue, North Building
Norwalk, CT 06851

Entries must be received by March 31, 2013. Winners announced in May at the 2013 ceremony. Winning projects featured in CTC&G’s July/August 2013 issue.

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