BLT Design Awards 2022 is open!
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As the final stage in creating a built environment, interior designing establishes a more personal and direct connection of space to its occupants. The challenge is to design a built environment that has both aesthetic value and functionality. Constraints such as economy and sustainability are also considered.

BLT Built Design Awards – Interior Design acknowledges the importance and impact of interior design in our daily lives. With 17 categories from Residential Interior to Public Building Interior Design, from New Concept to Renovation projects,  the award is for exceptional interior designers and design teams who are able to push boundaries and can transform living and working spaces.

Interior Design of the Year: Professional

Emerging Interior Designer of the Year: Student

The Interior Design of the Year award talented designers/projects that push boundaries set new standards and respond to today’s challenges such as how to increase the quality of interactions between people, how to facilitate them to connect and collaborate in spaces designed to merge workstyle with lifestyle.

Students and young designers are also encouraged to apply, for a chance to be awarded the title Emerging Interior Designer of the Year. This prize is awarded to the student who has demonstrated devotion and a new vision for Interior Design.

The Interior Design of the Year and Emerging Interior Designer of the Year winning projects will be showcased to the global audience, be featured in the BLT book, including winners interviews as well as receiving the BLT Built Design Awards Trophy and enjoy extensive publicity throughout the year, in additions to:

    • Inclusion in the winning media campaign targeting industry professionals and potential clients worldwide
    • Feature in the BLT newsletter to 100,000 design professionals, leading Architectural and Interior Design firms
    • All year round profile in the online BLT architecture directory, making it easier for clients to contact your company
    • Winner Certificates – self-printed
    • Winner Seal to promote your winning online added to your professional signature and in printed material.



      • Apartments Interior
      • Residential Interior
      • Houses Interior
      • Commercial Interior Design
      • Retails / Shops Interior Design
      • Workplace / Office Interior Design
      • Public Building Interior Design
      • Hospitality: Hotel and Resort
      • Speculative and Visionary
      • Hospitality: Bar and Restaurant
      • Religious & Spiritual Interior Design
      • Exhibition / Gallery Design
      • Institutional Interior Design
      • SPA / Fitness / Wellness Interior Design
      • New Concepts
      • Renovation Interior Design
      • Other Interior Designs



      Entries can be submitted as conceptual designs, in progress, or as completed projects. The only restriction is that entries or completed projects must be no more than 5 years old.

      Entries should include images of each side of the building or environment along with the contextual surroundings. Please include floor and small-scale site plans showing the project in its context. Where a project is a group of buildings, entrants should provide a rendering that illustrates the complete project. If the entry concerns an alteration or restoration, please include both before and after images.

      Submissions can be made as a Professional or as a Student. Winners are chosen based on a single project – not for a body of work.


      • Provide a brief description of the Interior Design or implementation
      • Provide a Designer/ Student and/or Company Profile / University
      • Give names of those who should be credited for the Architecture or Interior Design  (i.e. company, designer, construction company, managing group, developer, mentor, professor, etc.)
      • Up to 10 images of your project, including an optional company logo
      • Include floor plans showing the project in its context.
      • If the entry is about an alteration or restoration, please include both before and after images.
      • Interior Design Specification PDF (Mainly for projects that are not yet in Business, provide specification, site details…etc) – recommended


      The BLT Built Design Awards competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals and student entries against other students.

      For more information please check the FAQ page.


      The evaluation process for entries to the BLT Built Design Awards is based on various judging criteria that are constantly adapted to new technical, social, economic, and ecological requirements. These criteria are not comprehensive and not all criteria are applied to each project. They simply provide an orientation framework and basis for judging, which is complemented by each individual juror’s expertise and socio-cultural background.

      Each member of the Jury is passionately committed to providing a fair evaluation. Jury members are assigned categories based on their specific background and expertise. All projects are viewed and judged randomly and anonymously to ensure unbiasedly and fair judging.

      The judging criteria include the following:

      • Aesthetics — form, shape, color, texture, finishing, the material used, etc
      • Innovation — does the design provide something new to the market or supplement/improve an existing structure?
      • Practicality / Functionality – ease of cleaning, safety, maintenance… 
      • Ergonomics — How is the interaction with the client? Space optimization? 
      • Durability — the quality and longevity of the design and Architecture 
      • Impact — the benefit delivered to the client and/or society by the Design
      • Integration — about the integration of the project to its local environment
      • Ecological compatibility — potential environmental and/or ecological impact
      • Emotional quotient — in addition to fulfilling its practical purpose, does the building create a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction?


      The BLT Built Design Awards use a Scoring System between 10-100 points.

      ENTRY FEES 2022

      • Professional CHF 260 incl. VAT ( approx: US$280)
        • Same entry in additional categories at a 50% discount
      • Student CHF 80 incl. VAT ( approx: US$87)
        • Same entry in additional categories at a 50% discount

      No Further Fees: Unlike some other design awards and competitions, there are no further fees for winning the award and everything listed in the winner’s benefits will be provided free of charge.

      DEADLINES: 2022 BLT Built Design Awards

        • 10% Early Bird discount until 30th of April 2022
        • 5% Extended Early Bird discount until 31st of May 2022
        • Regular Deadline: 31st of July 2022
        • Final Deadline: 18th of September 2022 (10% late fee apply) till closure on 9th of October 2022