Judging Process
Each entry is judged on its own merit by a panel of representatives from business, media, and interior design. Judging is based primarily on three main categories: Strategies Employed, Overall Creativity, and Project Results. The weights assigned to each category are as follows :
30 percent
Strategies Employed
30 percent
Overall Creativity
30 percent
Project Results
10 percent
Juror's Interpretation
100 percent
Total Possible Points
The awards are given in each category as follows:
  • Awards of Excellence : 90 to 100 percent
  • Award of Merit : 75 to 89 percent
The judging process is confidential and facilitated by staff. Judges will not know the identity of entrants. Individuals who submit projects for consideration, or whose firm submits projects for consideration, are not permitted to sit on the ARIDO Awards jury.
Special Honors : Project of the Year
A Project of the Year Award may be given to an Award of Excellence winner at the discretion of the judges. A Project of the Year must demonstrate comprehensive, in-depth and innovative use of interior design disciplines and recognize the health, safety and well-being of the public.
Awards Presentations
All ARIDO members on the project team will be recognized on every certificate of award and will receive a copy of the certificate. Three award certificates will be framed: one for the lead interior designer, one for the design firm, and one for the client.
Winners will be notified prior to the presentation ceremony. Winners are encouraged to invite clients and team members to the presentation ceremony.