The INDEX Architecture & Design Awards, brought to you by HAWA Sliding Solutions, will take place on the 27th March 2018 and feature a celebration of excellence across the Middle East & Africa's diverse design industry. Interior Design & Architectural firms as well as exhibitor products that have demonstrated leading performance, creativity, innovation and passion in design over the last year will be showcased during the ceremony, which will attract around 300 industry professionals. 

Held on the 27 March 2018, the evening will be filled with fine food, entertainment and celebrations

Winners in each of the 15 categories, which will range from Best Residential Design Project to Best Commercial Design Project, will then be crowned by a distinguished judging panel of industry leaders and rightfully stand as benchmarks for further innovation and excellence over the coming year.


Peer Review and Recognition

All entries are subject to a detailed process of evaluation and analysis by a panel of distinguished industry experts. Winners are then crowned as examples of innovation and excellence in their category at the ceremony. Whether you’re an established player or a new market entrant, entering the IADA awards will provide you with exposure to the sector’s leadership, where success relies on the quality of your work alone.

Take stock, benchmark & promote excellence

We work in a dynamic, fast-paced and demanding part of the world. Although the IADA entry process has been deliberately made as simple as possible to properly articulate your product / project, preparing your submission will provide you with a valuable opportunity to reconsider, re-evaluate and clearly articulate your recent work and compare it against your closest competitors.

Entry Tips

Submissions are limited to 750 words and 6 images describing their various elements.

Your entry will be evaluated against the criteria set out during the online process and in the downloadable guidelines below. Please pay careful attention to these, keeping your submission clear, factual and to the point.

Assertions should be backed up with convincing evidence; use statistics where possible and please bear in mind that the judges are not interested in slick language or formatting but instead a clear and convincing description of the qualities and performance of your work against the criteria.

Entry Process (Rules)


  • You can enter as many categories as you like.
  • All entries must be made using the online entry form.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • No employee of DMG or their families can enter.
  • Awards sponsors cannot enter the category they are sponsoring.
  • Supporting documentation or promotional materials sent in addition to your entry will be disregarded.
  • The winners and finalists can state in marketing material that they are a previous finalist or a winner, but must make it clear which category and the year this was in.

Index Partners

  • IADA Silver Sponsor

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  • Dubai Design & Fashion Council

  • APID

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  • BCFA

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  • Official Intelligence Partner

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  • Travel Partner

  • Exclusive Lanyard Sponsor

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  • Official Food & Beverage Partner

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  • Official Radio Station

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  • RAK Economic Zone Experience

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  • Official Magazine

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  • Premium Media Partner

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  • Official Lighting Media Partner

  • Supporting Association

  • Association of Furniture & Woodworking Enterprises of Russia


Media Partners

  • AEC Online

  • Amlak Real Estate Newspaper

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  • Ceramicanda SRL

  • Compassesworld

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  • CovetED Magazine

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  • Design 4 2day

  • Design Middle East

  • Dubai Blog Network

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  • e-architect Magazine

  • EK Magazine

  • Encyclomedia

  • G & G Magazine

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  • Homescope

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  • Home Italia

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  • Hot Media Publishing

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  • Lamasat

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  • Mebelny Biznes Magazine

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  • Middle East Architect

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  • Moebelkultur

  • NA-Nuevo Azulejo Magazine

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  • Oxford Business Group


  • Textiles Para El Hogar Magazine

  • Wood in Architecture MENA

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  • Zingy Homes