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about the HiP Awards at NeoCon


about the awards

Now in its 8th year, Interior Design's HiP Awards at NeoCon honors industry people and innovative products. This unique initiative honors commercial industry pioneers and achievement in product design.

the benefits

Winners of the 2021 HiP Awards receive:

  • 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



The 2021 submission deadline is July 30 (11:59PM EST). 

Submission Fee: $200 per entry.


submission eligibility

You must be signed on 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 plan to exhibit at NeoCon 2021.

 Questions about eligibility? Contact awards@interiordesign.net



Submission Deadline: July 30, 2021

Finalist Announcement: September 20, 2021

Winners announced at NeoCon October 4-6 2021.



the event

Winners of the HiP Awards will be announced during a two-part ceremony hosted by Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design. 

The event will be in-person at NeoCon and live-streamed on DesignTV® by SANDOW.

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

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


how to submit

1. Create an account or log in here.

2. Start a new submission.

3. Select category*

5. Save finalized submission forms and check out when ready. 

*Note: people or products may be submitted to one or more categories, but one entry is required for each submission. If you'd like to duplicate your started entry in order to submit it to multiple categories, you may do so on the last page of the submission form. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.


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