INDEX DESIGN AWARDS

WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2022 • DUBAI
ENTRY DEADLINE: 28 FEBRUARY 2022

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CELEBRATING DESIGN EXCELLENCE

The INDEX Design Awards celebrates innovative interior projects, the agencies and the people behind them. Open to interior design, architecture and fit-out firms and exceptional out-of-the-box leaders within the design community.

Join 400+ leaders of the regional design community and celebrate the award-winning work delivered over the past twelve months.

The award entries will be subject to a completely unbiased and transparent process of selection, analysis and voting during the months leading into the event by an external and independent team of leading industry practitioners.

THE CATEGORIES

Enter from 17 categories featuring a mix of project, company and individual awards.

COMPANIES


INTERIOR DESIGN COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Interior design companies with an office based in the Middle East employing 15 or more permanent staff.

BOUTIQUE INTERIOR DESIGN COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Interior design companies with an office based in the Middle East employing 15 or fewer permanent staff.

FIT-OUT CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR

Fit-out contractors with an office based in the GCC.

PROJECTS


HOTEL DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Hotels, resorts and hotel apartments in the Middle East.

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Apartments, villas, palaces or other types of home in the Middle East.

F&B DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Any establishment in the Middle East which serves food and beverages, most obviously restaurants, bars or cafes.

RETAIL DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Stores, boutiques, showrooms, salons, malls and other retail venues in the Middle East.

OFFICE DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Offices and other non-residential workplaces in the Middle East.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Any completed interior project that has notable sustainability credentials in the Middle East.

FIT-OUT PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Any fit-out project completed within a commercial, residential or hospitality establishment, building or development in the Middle East.

HEALTHCARE & WELLNESS DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Hospitals, spas, medical facilities, clinics and other therapeutic / wellness centred environments in the Middle East.

LIGHTING DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Lighting design in any type of interior environment in the Middle East.

INTERNATIONAL HOTEL DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Hotels, resorts and hotel apartments outside of the Middle East.

CONCEPT DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Any establishment in the Middle East which serves food and beverages, most obviously restaurants, bars or cafes.

REFURBISHMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Any redesigned and refurbished whole or part of a commercial, residential or hospitality establishment, building or development in the Middle East.

PEOPLE


RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Young designers who have worked in the profession for two to five years in the Middle East.

INTERIOR DESIGN LEADER OF THE YEAR

Founders, CEOs / MDs / Directors or equivalent in the Middle East.

KEY DATES


ENTRIES OPEN
JANUARY
2022


ENTRIES DEADLINE
28 FEBRUARY
2022


FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
APRIL
2022


AWARD CEREMONY
15 JUNE
2022

WHY ENTER?

BE RECOGNISED

Celebrate the hard work of your team members and the projects you’ve worked on together – awards are a great way of recognizing the talents and achievements of your skillset.

WIN MORE BUSINESS

Winning awards helps you gain more business and pitch to clients confidently. The awards represent design standards and excellence that need to be met or achieved in order to be considered as a leader in design.

BUILD YOUR BRAND IMAGE

Whether you are a finalist or an award winner, awards generate a positive impression about your brand and help you elevate your brand image and reputation.

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Words cannot describe the joy and excitement we experienced at the INDEX Design Awards 2021! We have greatly enjoyed the event, which was very well attended and smoothly organized.

Kristina Zanic

CEO, Kristina Zanic Consultants - 2021 AWARD WINNER

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The INDEX Design Awards was absolutely brilliant. Every industry colleague we spoke to on the night was genuinely enjoying themselves and our team was taken aback by the positive energy and ambiance the INDEX team managed to create.

Carla Conte

Founder & Creative Director, Brand Creative - 2021 AWARD WINNER

HOW TO ENTER?

1

SELECT CATEGORY

All entries need to be submitted online. Choose the category or categories you'd like to enter.

2

REVIEW CRITERIA

Review the entry information required for the chosen categories.

3

ANSWER QUESTIONS

Complete the entry form online and upload relevant images to support your entry.

4

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Submit your entry and you will then be provided with an invoice to pay the entry fees.


FAQs

How are the entries evaluated?

Your entry will be evaluated against the criteria set out during the online process and in the entry guidelines document: download here. Please pay careful attention to these, keeping your submission clear, factual and to-the-point and concisely addressing the questions that you are being asked to answer.

When can I start submitting my entry?

Your entry must be completed on the event website: www.index-awards.com, adhering to the word and image requirements detailed on the form. The website will begin accepting entries in January 2022.

Can I enter in multiple categories?

You can enter multiple entries for the same category and in as many different categories as you like.

What are the rules?

The shortlisting and judging process is structured, ethical and fair. Other than general summaries that may be provided in reference to finalists and winners during the ceremony itself, the judges’ marks are absolutely confidential and absolutely final: no correspondence of any further kind will be entered into with any third party regarding either the shortlisting or the choice of winners.

Awards sponsors cannot enter the category they are sponsoring and judges cannot mark categories that their companies have entered.

No employee of dmg events or their families can enter the awards.

The winners and finalists may state in marketing materials that they are a previous finalist or a winner, but must make it clear which category and the year this was in.

Supporting documentation or promotional materials sent in addition to your entry will be disregarded.

What is the judging process?

A panel of leading industry experts will review shortlisted submissions, scoring them individually with the final winners being decided upon by group vote. Event sponsors are not included in the judging process. Judges will not review entries made by their own organisations or clients, or indeed any other body which may present a potential conflict of interest.

Any important dates I need to be aware about?

The website will shortly begin accepting entry submissions. The shortlist will be revealed in the month of April following judges evaluations.

The date for the awards ceremony is 15th June 2022.

How do I know I am eligible to enter the awards?

The awards are open to all design and fit-out companies and professionals based in the Middle East. For further detail on each award, you can download the entry guidelines document for more information.

The timeframe for all awards is from 1st January 2021 to 1st January 2022. Your company must have been continually in business during this period / your project completed during this period / you were in your current post at the date of submission for the relevant category.

All entries and voting results are kept confidential and will not by shared with the other entrants or any third party.

Is there an entry fee to enter the INDEX Design Awards?

Yes. The fee for the first entry from any organisation for any award category is $175 and includes one complimentary ticket to the ceremony.

All subsequent entries from that organisation for any award category are discounted to $125 and also include one complimentary ticket to the ceremony.

What type of images should I upload for my awards entries?

Use the best photographic depiction you have got as an image to support the facts you are stating.

These images may have a title superimposed upon them but must not carry wording meant to extend the corresponding text entry. Uploaded image files must contain single rather than multiple images. Please refrain from adding pages of pdf documents as an image file.

For the project highlights, a suggestion would be to supply images of key projects you have completed.

For business performance, photos of key achievements, other awards you may have won, any key performance indicators or highlights that were photographed.

For the criteria against projects, use images to show the end product. Photos of before and after shots can also be included / if the project is innovative then in what way / the aesthetics of it / sustainable features / any particular photographic aspect of the project you would like the judges to know about.

Think of the image section as a way of giving the judge a picturesque glimpse of your firm, the team, its achievements for COMPANY awards. For PROJECT awards, use the image section to give the judges real-life images of your completed projects. If the project is still under development, you can submit renders and concepts as images.

Our company is an interior design / fit-out firm based outside of the Middle East region. Can we enter the awards for projects we have completed in the GCC region?

Yes. If you have projects completed in the Middle East, then those projects are eligible for nomination.

For categories: International F&B Design of the Year and International Hotel Design of the Year, interior design agencies or fit-out firms based in the Middle East can enter projects completed outside of the Middle East under these categories.

We are a global company but we have a general trading company based in Dubai. Can we participate in the awards or is it only for GCC companies?

You can submit nominations under COMPANY awards if the company being nominated is an interior design / fit-out firm and is based in the GCC region.

You can submit nominations for PEOPLE awards for individuals who are based in the Middle East region.

Further, you can submit nominations for PROJECTS that are completed in the Middle East region.

Adding to that, if you have an international F&B design or hotel design project completed by your design firm based in the Middle East region, you can enter these projects under the categories International Hotel Design of the Year and/or International F&B Design of the Year.

Do I get a discount if I submit more than one entry?

Yes. The fee for the first entry from any organisation for any award category is $175 and includes one complimentary ticket to the ceremony.

All subsequent entries from that organisation for any award category are discounted to $125 and also include one complimentary ticket to the ceremony.

How do I get a ticket to attend the awards ceremony?

Tickets cost $150 per person and include free-flowing drinks and canapés throughout the evening. Get in touch right away with Laura Collinder, Senior Sales Manager on WhatsApp, or contact [email protected].

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