The SBID Awards 2016 now open for submissions

The 2016 SBID International Design Awards is now open for submissions. Following the success of past editions, this year brings a new website, updated categories and new additions to the already esteemed panel of judges. Since inception, the SBID Awards has served to recognise, reward and celebrate all design excellence, from super luxury projects to innovative design and new talent on limited budgets and has come to be regarded as one of the highest accolades in the interior design industry.

Last year, the Awards took in entries from over 41 countries worldwide including Australia, Canada, Estonia, China, Russia, USA, South Africa, Switzerland, the UAE and much more.

Each category undergoes an exclusive two-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts for both technical content and aesthetic creativity and evaluates elements such as brief compliance, budget, health & safety, and fit-for-purpose design.

This year’s edition will separate the extremely popular Restaurant and Bar category, adding club design to the mix while retaining the old favourites which range from best Residential, Hotel and Retail Design to Office, Public Space and Visualisation (3D renderings).

Architects and interior designers and product manufacturers are invited to submit their projects by Monday 11th July 2016.

The finalists will be announced in August 2016, and once announced, the public will be invited to cast their vote for their favourite projects online, which will contribute to the overall scores.

Esteemed sponsors and VIPS will be invited to an annual afternoon tea at the House of Lords in November 2016 and the winners will be announced at the SBID International Design Awards ceremony at The Dorchester hotel in London on Friday 25 November 2016.

Entry is free of charge for SBID members and a fee applies for non-members. Previous editions’ finalists and winners are available to view here.

(Elena Galli Gallini & Spawton Architecture – Sino-Ocean and Taikoo Li Chengdu; Winner of the New Build and Development Category 2015)

The judges this year include new additions Marek Reichman Creative Director of Aston Martin, Richard Lloyd, Executive Director at Which? to our revered selection of international industry leaders:

Lewis Carnie, Head of Programmes at BBC Radio 2 & 6; Sir Michael Dixon, Director at the National History Museum, London; Kevin Mau, Senior Creative Director at The Boeing Company; Jane Preston, Facilities Manager UK, Real Estate & Workplace Services at Google; David Lewis, Managing Director of Sunseeker London; Carolina Calzada, Managing Director at Colour Hive; Patrick Taylor, Managing Director of Taylist Media; Ben McOwen Wilson, Director of Content Partnerships at YouTube.

A distinguished panel of sponsors include ABB Group, Natuzzi Italia, Maison & Objet, Wools of New Zealand, and Sans Souci Glass Deco just to name a few!

For more information on the SBID Awards, visit