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about the HiP Awards at NeoCon


about the awards

Now in its 6th 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 applications.

The 2019 HiP Awards ceremony will take place at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on Sunday, June 9. HiP Winners and honorees will be announced live at this exclusive event. 

the benefits

Winners of the 2019 HiP Awards receive:

  • Honored live at the HiP Awards ceremony, at NeoCon on June 9, 2019
  • Featured in an online gallery on interiordesign.net​​​​​​
  • Promoted to Interior Design's digital audience of 7+ million
  • A coveted HiP Award
  • Official digital assets and seals for use on all marketing materials
  • Opportunities to be featured on Interior Design's social channels throughout 2019



The extended deadline to enter is May 17.

Submission Fee: $200 per entry.

Canceled entries may be eligibile for refund until the close of submissions on May 17, 2019.  No refunds will be provided following the close of submissions.​​


submission eligibility

You must be a NeoCon exhibitor to enter a product to the HiP Awards. Products must be manufactured or set to go into production between January 2019 and December 2019. 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. 

 Questions about eligibility? Contact awards@interiordesign.net



Extended Submission Deadline: May 17, 2019

Finalist Announcement: June 7, 2019

Awards Ceremony: June 9, 2019, NeoCon


the event

Winners of the HiP Awards will be announced LIVE at the award ceremony hosted by Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design, on June 9 at Chicago.  All HiP Finalists will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Awards and after party at NeoConAdditional ticket and event information will be posted on this site prior to the event.

View coverage from HiP 2018.

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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