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about the HiP Awards at NeoCon


about the awards

Now in its 7th 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 2020 HiP Awards ceremony will take place during a two-part live-stream hosted by editor in chief Cindy Allen on June 12 (Products) and June 19 (People). HiP Winners and honorees will be announced live. The ceremony will also stream live on the NeoConnect Hub on neocon.com

the benefits

Winners of the 2020 HiP Awards receive:

  • Honored during a virtual ceremony hosted by editor in chief Cindy Allen on June 12 (Products) and June 19 (People)
  • 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 motion graphic videos, Instagram promotion, a Facebook photo gallery, and a Pinterest board
  • Winning people will also receive a native article profile on interiordesign.net
  • Official digital assets and seals for use on all marketing materials
  • Opportunities to be featured on Interior Design's social channels throughout 2020



The final 2020 submission deadline is May 27 (11:59PM EST). 

Submission Fee: $200 per entry.

Canceled entries may be eligibile for refund until the close of submissions on May 27, 2020.  No refunds will be provided following the close of submissions.​​


submission eligibility

You must have been signed on 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 have planned to exhibit at NeoCon 2020.

 Questions about eligibility? Contact awards@interiordesign.net



Submission Deadline: May 27, 2020

Finalist Announcement: June 9, 2020

Products Awards Ceremony: June 12, 2020 via Facebook Live

People Awards Ceremony: June 19, 2020 via Facebook Live


the event

Winners of the HiP Awards will be announced during a two-part live-streamed ceremony hosted by Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design. Product winners will be announced on June 12, and People winners will be announced on June 19.

Tune in to watch on Interior Design's Facebook Live.

View coverage from HiP 2019.

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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