The submission window for the 2024 Shine Awards will open on August 1, 2023.

Enhanced Criteria  – Click Here to read about the 2022 enhanced Awards criteria.


Awards are considered in 11 main project categories, which cover the complete range of work of an Interior Designer:

• Residential
• Residential Partial
• Multi Residential and Sales (Marketing) Centre
• Workplace Total
• Workplace Partial
• Retail & Kiosks
• Healthcare & Personal Service Facilities
• Public & Institutional
• Hospitality
• Food and Beverage
• Specialty Design

Award of Merit: bestowed on submissions deemed to have a high level of design quality.

Award of Excellence: bestowed on those submissions deemed to have an exceptional level of design quality.

Note: Since submissions are judged on their own merit, there is no prescribed number of Awards of Merit or Excellence that can be given in a category.

Interior Designer of the Year Award: this award is bestowed on the Lead Designer(s) whose submission is deemed by the Judges to display the most outstanding interior design among all submitted.

The Robert Ledingham Award: at the discretion of the Judges, one submission may be chosen to receive IDIBC’s highest honour. This special award is bestowed on a submission that illustrates an extraordinary level of design excellence and creativity.