Amongst the impressive number of contenders this year, finalists include world renowned practices such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Dexter Moren Associates, NBBJ and Ron Arad Architects. The highly anticipated finalists of the SBID International Design Awards 2018 have now been revealed. Notable projects include: \tClaridge\u2019s Suite at Claridge\u2019s Hotel \tWalmart HQ in Mexico \tThe Room of the Emirates at the United Nations in Switzerland \tNobu Downtown in New York Entries were received from over 42 countries including Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Ukraine, Dubai, China, Russia, Egypt and more. Finalists were selected by a Technical Panel of judges in the first stage of the process. The public are now invited to vote for their favourite projects on the SBID Awards official website,\u00a0which will account for 30% of the final results. Last year the awards received over 100,000 unique voters during the voting period. SBID Award categories cover all aspects of interior design including: \tRetail \tPublic Space \tHealthcare Design \tResidential \tVisualisation \tClubs & Bars and Restaurants \tOffice Spaces and Hotel Design Public voting will close on Friday 24 August at 5.00pm GMT. Click here to see all shortlisted projects and cast your vote. The SBID Awards is regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades in the interior design industry, representing talent and design excellence across all corners of the industry. Each entry undergoes an exclusive two-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts for both technical content and aesthetic creativity as well as evaluating brief compliance, budget, health & safety, and fit-for-purpose design. Judges this year include Directors and CEO\u2019s from global design corporations such as: \tChristian Louboutin Beaut\u00e9 \tBBC \tNational History Museum \tBelmond \tWalpole \tBentley \tGoogle \tAECOM and more Founder and CEO of SBID, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE says: \u201cWe have had an overwhelming number of entries this year from more countries than in previous, the calibre of finalists across all 14 categories, is a true reflection of the creative scope of the global design industry, depicting an international portfolio of projects from over 42 countries worldwide.\u201d The Awards will celebrate its eight edition at The Dorchester hotel in London on Friday 26 October. The winners will be announced and awarded with a bespoke crystal trophy designed by Sans Souchi Glass Deco. An Overall Winner will also be awarded for the project that gains the most votes overall from the judge\u2019s choices and the public votes combined. All winners and finalists will be featured in the Global Interior Design 2018 \u00a0book which is distributed to over 1000 professionals across the globe. Past awards received entries from over 40 countries, across 5 continents around the world. The winners benefit from extensive media and social media exposure throughout the year as well as the right to use the \u2018SBID Winner 2018\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 2018\u2032 logo.