Interior designers as well as design students can now submit their entries to the annual Design Excellence Awards (DEA). Split into two tracks — the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for completed built projects by industry practitioners; and the Spatial Design Awards (SPADE) for completed academic projects by design students — the DEA is open to global entries. 

design excellence awards call for entriesNational Gallery by Laank, winner of Emerging ID Firm of the Year 2017.

The panel of judges include a list of local and international names, too, such as founder of Cameron Woo Design & President of IDCS 2018-2019, Cameron Woo; interior designers Anouska Hempel of Anouska Hempel and William Chan of Spacedge Designs; and president of Indonesian Society of Interior Designers, Lea Aziz.

Guests judges for Best Bathroom and Designer of the Year, Alicia Asri from Villeroy & Boch and Young Lim, the Editor of Home & Decor Singapore, respectively, will also lend their insights to the entries.

IDEA is looking for entries for a total 27 categories, which include best residential, retail and F&B designs as well as four new categories i.e. Best Kitchen Design, Best Bathroom Design, IDEA Colour Award and Designer of the Year.

SPADE, on the other hand, has 11 categories. This includes best residential, retail, hospitality and sustainable designs.


Entries will be accepted through 28 February 2019 for projects that were completed between June 2016 and June 2018. Submission details and a complete list of categories can be found at Submit your entries at


The winners will be announced at the Award Gala Dinner on Monday 25 March 2019 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore. Tickets are available at

Good luck!