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The prestigious SBID International Design Awards were accredited straight to GOLD standard by The Independent Awards Standards Council in 2019 and are the first interior design award scheme to be accredited at this level.

The Awards Trust Mark Scheme was established with the aim of encouraging more award programmes to focus on their own ethics and transparency. The scheme scrutinises everything from criteria, scoring, feedback, transparency and judging.

Considered as one of the most prestigious accolades in interior design by the best in the industry, the SBID International Design Awards are awarded purely on the quality of the design, innovation, aesthetic and value-added to the project. Each entry undergoes an exhaustive three-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts for both technical content and aesthetic creativity, as well as a public vote. Evaluating essential elements such as compliance with the brief, budget, health & safety and fit-for-purpose design.


“Ethical Awards Scheme Accredited”

Milan Fiera 2012 A dinner hosted in honour of SBID by Italia Milan Fiera Trade Expo, EU and the Italian Chamber of Commerce.

Chris Robinson, Co-Founder of the Independent Awards Standards Council commented: “The SBID International Design Awards scheme is an exemplar in how awards should be operated. Their attention to every detail, from the transparency of the scoring system, to the briefings provided to judges, to the quality of websites, the clarity of the entering process, and the quality of customer service throughout is exemplary. I hope more schemes will aspire to this level of service and also earn the Gold Standard Awards Trust Mark.

Founder and CEO of SBID International Design Awards, Dr Vanessa Brady, OBE comments: “We’re thrilled to receive recognition with this accreditation, as it symbolises a further endorsement of the value that an SBID Award generates for the winners and participants. Third party endorsement of our management process is one of the many reasons why the global Interior design industry recognise an SBID Award as the crowning recognition of design excellence”.

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The SBID International Design Awards are part of the SBID Group.

The Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) is the leading professional interior design organisation in the UK. To find out more about SBID and professional accreditation visit,

SBID Awards Categories 2021

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Product Design

With a focus on the design, innovation and functionality of products for use within the interior design sector, the Product Design categories span commercial and residential sectors, judged by auspicious interior designers.

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Interior Design

Spanning residential and commercial design, the Interior Design categories invite projects from a broad spectrum of sectors, from restaurants, retail spaces and healthcare facilities, to offices, show homes and luxury apartments.

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Interior Fit-Out 

The Fit Out categories are for specialist interior contractors fulfilling the interior fit-out projects across the commercial and residential design, assessed for successful completion, execution, finishes and detailing.

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