The EDspaces Innovation Award:
Recognizing Innovative Product Design for Learning Environments

Award WinnersThe EDspaces Innovation Award is an incredible way for firms to gain international recognition and build professional credibility. Winning a competition means you and your firm will be promoted on the EDspaces and EDmarket websites and social media networks, featured in the media partner, Learning By Design Spring issue (reaching more than 225,000 decision-makers in the multi-billion dollar education design and construction market), and IIDA social media networks to more than 200,000.


Innovation Award

Even if you're not an EDmarket or IIDA member you can enter the competition; however, you must be an EDspaces exhibitor.

Learning by Design Magazine
The program recognizes design excellence across a variety of six categories judged by a sterling panel, and including a Best of Competition Award presented to entrants whose products are evaluated on the different components of innovation, including: functionality, originality, aesthetics, sustainability, depth of user insight, and their potential for a positive impact on future learning spaces. Entries are judged by a qualified panel of jurors, and are evaluated based on the successful completion of project requirements, in addition to the appropriateness of the design solution and the effective integration of the elements of design.

  • Flooring: Carpet/Rugs, Hard Flooring/Resilient
  • Wall Surfaces: Acrylic, Glass, Metal, Moveable, Specialty Finishes, Wallcovering
  • Textiles: Drapery, Panel, Protective Finishes/Durability, Upholstery
  • Furniture: Casegoods, Children’s, Lectern/Teaching Station, Student Desk, Systems, Tables
  • Seating: Classroom, Conference, Fixed, Guest, Lounge, Task
  • Specialties: Ceilings, Lighting, Playground Equipment, Visual Display & Signage