2016 CTC&G IDA Rules & Entry Checklist

Entries for the 2016 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards have been extended to March 11!

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Entries for the 2016 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards have been extended!

We invite all professionals in the field of interior design, architecture, landscape design, garden design and product design to submit their most innovative projects in the Connecticut area. All entries must be submitted online by March 4. All projects are judged by an exclusive panel of judges. For more information on the CTC&G IDAs please visit cottagesgardens.com/ctcgidas

Entries will be accepted in the following categories:

Architecture | Landscape design | Kitchen design | Bath design | interior design | Product design | NEW: Small Spaces



The Product Design award will go to one designer/manufacturer that incorporates creativity and innovation, whether that is a piece of furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, technology, appliances, automotive, etc. The winner will be selected by the CTC&G Editors.

Product Design Reader's Choice winner will be selected by CTC&G's online audience.



We are pleased to announce a new category for 2016: Small Spaces. Applicants are invited to submit design projects that are comprised of 1,000 square feet in size or less. Examples include apartments, guesthouses and/or pool houses.


  • Only residential projects located in Connecticut are eligible.

  • Same project may be entered into multiple categories for additional fee.

  • Projects cannot have been previously published in a shelter magazine.

  • Project must be accessible for photography in April in the event the project is chosen as a finalist.

  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Projects must be located in Connecticut; all other projects will be disqualified.

  • Images submitted may be used for promotional purposes and may be broadcasted for up to one year but will not be shared with a 3rd party.

  • Images submitted may be published by C&G Media at no cost.

  • Please include the proper photographer’s credit information, along with the name and email address of the photographer, with the digital submission.




All entries must be submitted online.

New Users: Create your account. Returning Users: login to the entry portal

  • Select the category you wish to enter

  • Make sure to add: project name, contact details, company name and address

  • Enter the description of the project

  • Upload up to 10 high-resolution digital images that illustrate your project’s best features. State clearly whether it is the Entrant or the Photographer who owns the digital images and the Photography Rights for Editorial Reproduction.

  • Upload signed homeowner’s release form

  • Pay your entry fee

Enter now!




Regular Deadline: Friday, March 4

Late Deadline: Friday, March 11

$75 Regular Deadline

Additional $50 for late deadline

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