The award will recognize a full time teacher who is committed to the education of interior design students and has succeeded in superior accomplishments in the pursuit of education.
The award is open to any teacher at an interior design school or in an interior design program at a university or college. The winner of the IIDA Educator of the Year Award will receive $10,000 and a 2013 membership to the IIDA. While current membership is not required (but recommended), current members will receive complimentary membership for the following year.
The International Interior Design Association is a networking and education association consisting of more than 10,000 members across more than 30 international chapters. The association was created nearly two-decades ago for the purpose of creating an international association for interior designers, where interior design students and new professionals can seek and gain assistance from others in the industry as they grow in the industry.
The IIDA Educator of the Year Award will be awarded to a person with at least five-years invested in a post-secondary interior design school or program that is accredited. Nominations may be submitted by teachers, staff, and students in an interior design program at an accredited school by visiting IIDA’s website.
Teachers may submit an application on their own behalf or be nominated by another person. In either case IIDA’s application instructs candidates to submit an application with documented accomplishments. While applications are due on April 10th, Letters of Recommendation from an interior design school are due by April 2nd. The Award will be presented on June 10th, 2012 and the winning nominee will be notified in May.