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frequently asked questions


what is the cost to enter?

The submission fee is $200 per entry.

who can enter?

You must plan to exhibit at NeoCon 2021 to enter a product to the HiP Awards. Products must be manufactured or set to go into production between January 2021 and December 2021. Products submissions that have been previously published and/or have been part of other competitions will be accepted.


You can enter leading designers or industry leaders from across the globe. If you are nominating a person for a manufacturer-related category, the manufacturer must be a NeoCon exhibitor. 


what categories are available this year?

The 2021 categories can be found here.

can i enter more than one category?

A product or person may be submitted to multiple categories, but only one category is permitted per entry. If you wish to submit the same entry to multiple categories, you may use the checkbox on the bottom of the last page of the entry form to duplicate your entry. Click "Add to Cart" and choose additional categories.


is there a limit to how many entries i can submit?

No, there is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.


Each entry can be submitted to one category at a time. If you would like to submit the same entry to additional categories, you will have the option to duplicate your entry at the end of the form. If you would like to duplicate an entry that has already been submitted, you can go to your completed entries under "My Account" and click "copy".

can i start my entry then return to it later?

Yes, you may begin your entry, save, and revisit it at any time. To access your in-progress entries, go to the "my account" link on the top righthand side of the page. You will find a menu on the left with "My Entries".

can i duplicate an entry?

Yes. If you would like to copy over information from one entry to a new entry you may use the checkbox on the last page of the entry form. You may then make changes to the entry copy or enter the same submission to additional categories.

can i edit or change my entry once it has been submitted?

You can always log into your account and create, edit, save and delete any entries that have not been submitted. If you need to make a vital change to a submitted entry, please email awards@interiordesign.net.



how are entries selected?

All entries will be judged by an Interior Design editorial panel.

how will i know if i am a finalist?

You will receive an email if your product or person is chosen as a finalist by end of day on September 20. This email will be sent to the contact email address used on the entry form. Winners will be announced during NeoCon.

how will i know if i've won?

Winners and honorees will be announced during NeoCon. You will also receive an email. Winners and honorees also receive an official HiP seal to be used for marketing materials.

what do i get if i win?

Winner’s Benefits

  • Honored during an in-person event at NeoCon and live-streamed on DesignTV® by SANDOW.

  • Featured in an online gallery on interiordesign.net​​​​​​
  • Extensive coverage across Interior Design's global digital audience of 9+ million
  • Celebrated via digital coverage, including a Facebook post, a pin on a HiP Award Winners Pinterest board, and a tweet.

  • Official digital assets and seals for use on all marketing materials
  • Opportunities to be featured on Interior Design's social channels throughout 2021
  • A trophy designed by Formica



During NeoCon October 4-6. More details to be announced soon!


Winners will be announced during an in-person event at NeoCon and live-streamed on DesignTV® by SANDOW..


*The 2021 HiP Awards at NeoCon will adhere to CDC, state, and local guidelines.


how can i sponsor the hip awards?

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the HiP Awards, please contact your regional director, 917.934.2882 or idsales@interiordesign.net.