Submissions now open for the 2022 ARIDO Awards! – DEADLINE EXTENDED

  • Published on: Apr 19, 2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED - We have extended the submission deadline for the ARIDO Awards to Friday, June 10th, at 11:59 PM.

This is the second year of the refreshed ARIDO Awards program which was developed by the Awards Task Force in 2020. The updated format focuses on engaging the membership throughout the province and celebrating excellence in Interior Design while fostering more inclusive practices that support a more diverse community for the future.

Winning projects and the Impact Award will be announced during a virtual gala in fall 2022.

2022 Categories and Occupancy Dates

The following categories are accepting project submissions in 2022:

  • LIVE
  • SHOP

Project Occupancy Dates

Projects must have been completed between January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020.

Submission Guide

The Awards Submission Guide addresses many questions you may have about the awards including:

Important Dates & Entry Fees
Refreshed Awards Program
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Criteria – Updated for 2022
Photography Policy
Updated Categories & Categories by Year
Awards Gala
Judging Process
Impact Award
Updated Project Submission Form

Important Dates

Early Bird Entry Deadline: Friday, May 27, 2022
Early Bird Entry Fee: $150 + HST (per entry)

Final Entry Deadline: Friday, June 3, 2022 DEADLINE EXTENDED Friday, June 10th, 2022
Regular Entry Fee: $250 + HST (per entry)

ARIDO Awards Gala: September 29th,

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the data entered within the online form is factual and accurate. All supporting documentation and photos must be uploaded at the time of submission.

Impact Award

Launched in 2021, the Impact Award is an exciting new component of the ARIDO Awards. It replaces Project of the Year and will have a broad spectrum of considerations, with its own criteria. The winning project must demonstrate a significant impact on an occupant or end user, neighbourhood, community, project team etc. It need not be built space.

The project submission must clearly explain how it has shaped or will shape an outcome or direct benefits, and address issues such as equity, diversity, or inclusion, advocacy, sustainability, economic considerations or several interrelated issues.

Photography Policy

The refreshed awards program prohibits design firm employees from appearing in submission photos.

While the new policy is intended to further ensure anonymity and fairness during the new judging process, we recognize that many projects may have already been photographed. We recommend the following steps for members preparing their submissions:

  • avoid submitting images for judging which contain Principals, Partners, or Owners (PPOs) of the design firm
  • where photos include employees, blur the faces of any individuals in photos so they are not identifiable

Submissions that follow these steps will not be disqualified for the 2022 awards program.

Beginning in 2023, awards submissions should not contain any employees of design firms.

Questions? Please contact or Communications Coordinator, Ali Moenck.