Since 1982, ARIDO has held an annual awards program for all Registered members. The ARIDO Awards is one of the most highly regarded honours in the interior design community.
COVID-19 UPDATE: In May 2020, the ARIDO Board of Management reviewed the 2020/2021 Strategic Plan and the operations for the year to determine if any existing initiatives and programming will be impacted by COVID-19.
Due to the uncertainty as to when public gatherings of large numbers may begin to occur again in Ontario, the Board could not predict the capacity in which the Awards Gala would be held in 2020. The Board also considered the current economic state with many construction sites shut down and interior design projects placed on hold. Most important in our discussions is the safety of our attendees and the design community at large. During these unprecedented times, the Board and staff were hesitant to plan any initiative or event of a large scale without thinking about the safety of our design community. This includes our interior design members and industry partners.
Therefore, the ARIDO Board of Management has cancelled the 2020 Awards Program and the Awards Gala which was scheduled for fall 2020. ARIDO will take this opportunity to review the entire Awards program including the submission and judging process to identify ways we can possibly improve and enhance the ARIDO Awards program. This includes examining categories, entry requirements, judging criteria, and how to engage with the public after the awards, to name a few. An Awards Review Task Force has been formed to undertake this initiative and will provide a report including recommendations to the ARIDO Board in late fall 2020.
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