DDA™ Decorating and Design Competition

The DDA Decorating and Design Competition is now open! Take a look at all of the categories and rules using the awards menu on this page or start your application now! Entry deadline is Jan 29, 2018.


This annual competition celebrates the excellent work our members have recently completed. For nearly 25 years, DDA members have submitted their projects in hopes of a bronze, silver or gold medal win in one of several categories. Past winners say receiving an award increased their credibility with potential clients, and has earned them local media coverage and attention on social media.

2018 Competition:

Entries for the 2018 Competition will open in fall 2017, and close in early 2018. Stay tuned for details on this year's award categories! If you are considering entering, be sure to get high resolution before and after photos taken of your project!

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2017 Competition

The 2017 AGM & Awards Gala was held April 24th, 2017 in Toronto.

Categories: There were nine categories for Accredited Members this year and one category for Students. 

Please click on the links to Categories, Rules, and Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your entry.

Changes from the 2016 Competition documentation are as follows:
a) There are now nine award categories. The category of “Commercial" has been eliminated.
b) There are two new categories as follows: "Powder Room" and "Challenging Budget"
The “Interior Decorating category has been split into three new budget levels:
Under $45,000, $45,000-$100,000 and over $100,000.
The Bathroom categories have been changed to Under $30,000 and Over $30,000.
c) With respect to the kitchen, bathroom and powder room categories, the entries are now required to include dimensioned floor plans that can be computer generated or hand drawn.

Please note that Award Winners will no longer be able to attend the Award portion only of the day at no charge. Come support your organization and network with your peers!