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EdSpaces is the Home for Innovative Products

In an effort to support its mission of balancing passion for good design with best business practices, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and NSSEA are launching an annual EdSpaces Innovation Award competition. The EdSpaces Innovation Award will recognize manufacturers for excellence in product design and encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of education interior spaces. Be among the first to see the best of EdSpaces when the awards are announced on at 8:00 am on Wednesday, December 4 at the General Session.

Key Dates
Competition Opens Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Deadline to Enter Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Judging Tuesday, December 3, 2013 in San Antonio
Award Presentation Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in San Antonio

Who Can Enter

Only Exhibitors at EdSpaces 2013 are eligible to submit product entries. Products must be designed for the learning environment and offered for sale or use after January 1, 2012.
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  • Flooring (Carpet/Rugs, Hard Flooring/Resilient)
  • Wall Surfaces (Acrylic, Glass, Metal, Moveable, Specialty Finishes, Wallcovering)
  • Textiles (Drapery, Panel, Protective Finishes/Durability, Upholstery)
  • Furniture (Casegoods, Children's, Lectern/Teaching Station, Student Desk, Systems, Tables (Occasional, Classroom, Dining Conference)
  • Seating (Classroom, Conference, Fixed, Guest, Lounge, Task)
  • Specialties (Ceilings, Lighting, Playground Equipment, Visual Display & Signage)


The cost to enter is $150 per entry. Each product may only be submitted once.

Contact Information

For questions or more information, contact Kierstin Snapp, Design Competitions Manager, at IIDA Headquarters, or call 312.379.5134.