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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 have planned to exhibit at NeoCon 2020 to enter a product to the HiP Awards. Products must be manufactured or set to go into production between January 2020 and December 2020. 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. 

how are the product eligibility guidelines impacted by the cancellation of NeoCon 2020 due to COVID-19?

Due to the circumstances, manufacturers that had planned to exhibit at NeoCon 2020 are still eligible for submission. 


Additionally, we understand that it is difficult to set up photo shoots at this time. While discouraged, we will accept product renderings if real photography does not exist.

what categories are available this year?

The 2020 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 June 9. This email will be sent to the contact email address used on the entry form. Winners will be announced during live-streamed ceremonies hosted by editor in chief Cindy Allen on June 12 (Products) and June 19 (People).

how will i know if i've won?

Winners and honorees will be announced during the live-stream events on June 12 (Products) and June 19 (People). You will also receive an email after the live-stream. Winners and honorees also receive an official HiP seal to be used for marketing materials.

what do i get if i win?

Winners will be featured in an online gallery on interiordesign.net and will receive extensive coverage across Interior Design’s global digital network of 15 million+!


Winners will also be celebrated via digital coverage, including motion graphic videos, Instagram promotion, a Facebook photo gallery celebrating our winners, and a Pinterest board spotlighting the winning people and products.


Winners and honorees will receive creative assets for use on digital and print marketing materials and will qualify for exclusive advertising opportunities with Interior Design.



The Product Awards Ceremony will take place on June 12, and the People Awards Ceremony will take place on June 19.


The 2020 HiP Awards ceremony will take place via Facebook Live on Interior Design's Facebook page.


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.