The 2017 SBID International Design Awards is now open for submissions SBID Awards is regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades in the interior design industry with represented nations spanning across 5 continents and over 43 countries worldwide. Each entry undergoes an exclusive two-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts for both technical content and aesthetic creativity and evaluates essential elements such as: \tBrief compliance \tBudget \tHealth & Safety \tFit-for-purpose design New additions to the revered panel of judges this year include: \tAndrew Katz, partner at Prospect Hotel Advisors LLC who are advisors to the Blackstone Group on their global hotel portfolio \tMatthew Tierney, Director of Brand Creative at Autodesk \tCarlo Castelli, Director of Strategic Planning and Design at Aecom The existing panel of esteemed judges include: \tMarek Reichman, Creative Director of Aston Martin \tLewis Carnie, Head of Programmes at BBC Radio 2 & 6 \tSir Michael Dixon, Director at the National History Museum, London \tKevin Mau, Senior Creative Director at\u00a0The Boeing Company \tJane Preston, Facilities Manager UK, Real Estate & Workplace Services at\u00a0Google \tDavid Lewis, Managing Director of\u00a0Sunseeker London \tCarolina Calzada, Managing Director at Colour Hive \tPatrick Taylor, Managing Director of Taylist Media \tBen McOwen Wilson, Director of Content Partnerships at\u00a0YouTube This year\u2019s edition will also split the most popular contract and residential categories into separate divisions, breaking the Hotel Design category into Public Space and Rooms and Suites while the Residential category will look at Apartments and Houses separately in the Under \u00a31 Million category. These changes ensure that all aspects of the sought-after categories are celebrated in their entirety. They will join the existing favourites including best Retail, Office and Public Space Design, to name a few. A distinguished panel of sponsors include ABB Group, Natuzzi Italia, Maison & Objet, Wools of New Zealand, and Sans Souci Glass Deco just to name a few! SBID Awards: Architects and interior designers are invited to submit their projects by Friday 30 June 2017. The finalists will be announced in July 2017, and once announced, the public will be invited to cast their vote for their favourite projects online, which will contribute to the overall scores. Entry is free of charge for SBID members and a fee applies for non-members. Previous editions\u2019 finalists and winners are available to view here. For more information on the SBID Awards,\u00a0visit the official website. You can also follow their blog to discover the project of the week. The winners will benefit from extensive media and social media exposure throughout the year as well as the right to use the \u2018SBID Winner 2017\u2032 logo on their website. They will also have the opportunity to network with top design professionals and potential clients and will receive the crystal trophy at the ceremony. Shortlisted entrants will also receive media and social media exposure and the right to use the \u2018SBID Shortlisted 2017\u2032 logo. To know more about\u00a0SBID (Society of British International Design), click here.