DDA™ Decorating and Design Competition

The DDA Decorating and Design Competition is now closed. Thank you for all the beautiful entries! The awards will be announced at our 2018 AGM & Awards Gala on April 23, 2018 at the York Mills Gallery in Toronto. Get your ticket here!


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 opened in fall 2017, and closed in early 2018. 

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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!