The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has announced the opening of its 6th annual Healthcare Interior Design Competition. This competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.

Submissions are being accepted in the following categories:

  • Ambulatory, including Specialty Clinic; Pediatric; Cancer Center; Ambulatory Surgery Center; Urgent Care Center
  • Hospitals, including Community; Academic/Teaching hospitals; Pediatric; Women’s; Psychiatric
  • Extended Care & Assisted Living Facilities, including Skilled Nursing Facility; Mental Health; Long-term Care; Hospice/Palliative Care

The Healthcare Interior Design Competition is open to participants worldwide. Any design professional practicing legally within his or her jurisdiction may submit project(s) for consideration via the competition website. Projects submitted must have been completed in or after June 2015. The deadline for entries is Monday, August 14, 2017.

The winning projects will be chosen by a jury of design professionals. Winning projects will be published in an issue of Healthcare Design magazine, featured on the IIDA website, and promoted on IIDA social media networks to more than 300,000 followers. The Best of Competition winner also will be featured in the IIDA video series, Designer Dialogue. For more information, contact Liz Moran, design competitions director, at