Who can enter

  • Interior design and architecture professionals working in the MENA region.  
  • Global practices with regional offices are eligible to submit. 

What projects are eligible

  • All projects need to be completed at the time of entry and should not be more than 2 years old, with the exception of Project Of The Future, which should be under construction at the time of entry and due for completion by 2023 – site images should be provided.
  • Finalists for the main interiors and architecture categories will be considered for the Design of the Year Award within their respective fields. 

How to submit entries:

  • Download the id Design Awards 2021 entry form on the Submission page. Make sure to fill out all required fields.
  • Upload the completed entry form/s. You can upload up to 15 entries at the same time. Maximum file size: 8 MB per document
  • Fill out the required contact information for registration then click Submit.


Each entry must be submitted in a low-resolution PDF (8 MB maximum size) that includes the following information, and visuals:

  • Design studio, address and contact.
  • A detailed-project description.
  • A comprehensive selection of captioned, professionally-photographed images, plans, renderings and sketches.
  • Select relevant low-resolution project images that best highlight the project’s strongest design elements.
  • Paste a Dropbox link with all high-res images of the project (including renders, completed images, sketches, and under-construction images for ‘Future’ category) in the document.
  • Multiple entries are accepted.
  • Entries are free of charge.
  • All fields must be completed.

How submissions are judged

  • The criteria for the awards remain true to id’s proud DNA and will seek to reward design excellence, originality, sustainability and aesthetics. 
  • Entries should reflect the contemporary editorial profile of identity magazine. 
  • The entries, to be submitted online, will be independently judged by our international jury, with each member renowned for their expertise in the design field. 
  • The judges will seek to identify the best examples of pure, precise, clean and dynamic contemporary designs in each category. 
  • In short: designs that go beyond the usual and make bold, brave yet functional statements. 
  • The judges’ decision is final. 


  • Deadline for entry: October 7
  • Gala Night: November 17  
  • The e-invitations will be sent in late September and will be personal and non-transferable. 
  • Winners will be announced at the Gala Night and on social media in November 2021. 
  • The winning projects will be featured in the December 2021 issue of identity. 

For enquiries please contact: id[email protected]