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Decorating & Design Competition

This annual competition recognizes decorating and design excellence in Canada in a variety of different categories and is open to all accredited members and students enrolled in recognized decorating programs in Canada.

2021 Decorating & Design Competition Details Coming Soon!

Past winners of the competition increased their credibility with potential clients and were covered in local and industry media, and on social media.

Please note that the below accredited member and student categories are based on the previous year – stay tuned for what we have in store for 2020.

Got questions? Ask us by emailing awards@ddacanada.com.

Gabriele Pizzale – 2019 Bronze Medal, Kitchens over $50,000

Sasha Lafleur – 2019 Silver Medal, Interiors Over $100,000

Leanne Tammaro & Adolphina Karachok – 2019 Gold Medal, Kitchens Under $50,000

Rotem Golem – 2019 Silver Medal, Kitchens Under $50,000

Accredited Member
Categories - 2021 Categories Coming Soon!

  • Kitchen Under $50,000

    This category is for residential kitchen renovation or new kitchen construction that involves the decorator's original design concept; for example, moving walls, replacing cabinets and countertops, flooring, electrical, etc. The entrant must be involved in the design and planning stages through to project completion. The entry must include dimensioned floor plans that can be computer generated or hand drawn.

  • Kitchen Over $50,000

    This category is for residential kitchen renovation or new kitchen construction that involves the decorator's original design concept. For example: moving walls, replacing cabinets and countertops, flooring, electrical, etc. The entrant must be involved in the design and planning stages through to project completion. The entry must include dimensioned floor plans that can be computer generated or hand drawn.

  • Universal Kitchen or Bath Design  

    Entries in this category will demonstrate the use of the 7 Principles in Universal Design within a kitchen or bath project. The entrant must be involved in the design and planning stages through to project completion. The entry must include dimensioned floor plans that can be computer generated or hand drawn.

  • Bathroom Under $30,000

    This category is for residential bathroom renovation or new bathroom construction that involves the decorator's original design concept; for example, moving walls, replacing cabinets and countertops, flooring, electrical, etc. The entrant must be involved in the design and planning stages through to project completion. The entry must include dimensioned floor plans that can be computer generated or hand drawn.

  • Bathroom Over $30,000

    This category is for residential bathroom renovation or new bathroom construction that involves the decorator's original design concept. For example: moving walls, replacing cabinets and countertops, flooring, electrical, etc. The entrant must be involved in the design and planning stages through to project completion. The entry must include dimensioned floor plans that can be computer generated or hand drawn.

  • Powder Room

    This category is for residential powder room or new powder room construction that involves the decorator's original design concept; for example, moving walls, replacing cabinets and countertops, flooring, electrical, etc. The entrant must be involved in the design and planning stages through to project completion. The entry must include dimensioned floor plans that can be computer generated or hand drawn.

  • Interior Decoration Over $100,000

    Entries in this category demonstrate interior decoration with or without construction.  Kitchens or bathrooms may be in the images as part of the overall project but not focussed on.

  • Challenging Budget Under $10,000

    Entries in this category demonstrate interior decoration with or without construction. Examples of projects in this category could be room makeovers, creative cupboard designs, home staging, and so on.  No kitchen, bath or powder room projects permitted in this category.

  • Commercial

    This category is for commercial renovation or new construction that involves the member’s original design concept. Acceptable spaces include offices, studios, restaurants, spas, salons, retail, common areas, hospitality etc. The entrant must be involved in the design and planning stages through to project completion. The entry must include dimensioned floor plans that can be computer-generated or hand-drawn. 


  • Pinnacle

    This award is for the accredited member who has been voted the best from the top 3 winners in each of the 13 categories by their peers and the general public.

Entry Details

2021 Entry Details to be Confirmed.

Student
Categories - 2021 Categories Coming Soon!

  • Universal Kitchen or Bathroom Design 

    Entries in this category will demonstrate the use of the seven principles of universal design within a kitchen or bathroom project. Students may enter one project in this category. This may either be a conceptual project or and actual project.

  • General Student Project

    Entries in this category can be of any interior, residential or commercial. This may either be a conceptual project or an actual project.

Entry Details

2021 Entry Details to be Confirmed.