By entering the DDA Decorating & Design Competition you are consenting to the release by DDA of your name and your project and all related images in print, electronic, or other forms on the DDA website or otherwise for DDA promotional, educational, or other purposes.

All entries are submitted and paid for through our new online platform, which can be found at

Application & payment

  • Entries will only be accepted through the online registration system.
  • The entry fee is payable through a secure payment system.
  • You may pay for your entries at any time before the competition deadline, and you may still edit entries for which you have paid. Additional entries can be added subsequent to your original submission and paid for separately.

Number of entries allowed

  • Students may enter only one project into the General Student Category and one project in the universal kitchen or bath design category and will not enter projects in the accredited member categories.
  • Retired members, educator members, and affiliate members are not eligible to submit entries.
  • The same project cannot be entered in more than one category, and while accredited members may enter in a maximum of three projects, only two submissions per entrant are allowed in any one category.
  • All entries are to be the principal work of the member(s) submitting the entry.


  • You must be an accredited member in good standing at the time of the ceremony to receive the away.
  • Students do not have to be a member of DDA but there will be an entry fee for non-member student entries.

How to prepare your submission

  • Select up to 10 items of your before & after images and your floors plans, if required, and ‘save as’ something non-identifying onto your computer.  Such as the title of your project - Spectacular country Kitchen before 1.jpg, Spectacular Country Kitchen before 2.jpg and so on with your floor plan and after photos.  Do not use your name, your company name or your client’s name when saving.
  • Write your Design Statement and save it so you can copy and paste when prompted to, during your submission. You can write up to 550 words but no more. There will not be any other place to add text
  • Prepare your budget and ‘save as’ something none identifying so that you can attach it when prompted during your submission.
  • Go to to submit your work!