The Bragg Awards Gala is one of IIDA South Florida Chapter’s signature events which celebrates design excellence and recognizes innovative yet functional interior design projects.
The annual gala, which honors top design professionals who are taking the industry to new heights, will take place on Saturday, July 13, from 6 p.m. to midnight, at the InterContinental Miami Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza.
IIDA South Florida Chapter advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession. During the Bragg Awards Gala, a choice jury of IIDA members and allied professionals from outside Florida will judge entries and select winners based on established criteria for each category.
This year’s gala judges include Sarah Kuchar, owner and creative director of Sarah Kuchar Studio; Brian Graham, creative director of Graham Design, and Angie Lee, partner and design director of Interiors for FXCollaborative Architects.
There will be a total of 22 awards given throughout the evening to interior designers in the following categories: corporate, healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail/showroom and cruise ships. Designers also will receive awards in special categories sich as Branded Environment, Design on a Dime, Student Project, Sustainable Project, Project of the Year and People’s Choice (winner selected by “Text to Vote”).
One of the goals of the Bragg Awards Gala is to raise funds for the future generation of interior designers. There will be four student scholarships awarded during the evening.
The Student Project Submission Award is open to IIDA student members who submit their senior or thesis design project for the opportunity to win a $2,000 scholarship.
The Dawn Starling Impact Award Scholarship ($1,000) honors the legacy of one of IIDA’s founding members who recently passed, Dawn Starling, and it will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated an elevated commitment to the design community.
The third student scholarship is called the Hope Award ($1,000) and it will be given to a student in an interior design program whose native language is not English, and demonstrates unwavering passion, dedication and drive to excel in their studies.
Lastly, the Accelerator Award ($1,000) will recognize a first or second year student in an interior design program looking to continue and advance their education. Students must submit their projects, written essays or two-minute videos via IIDA’s website.
Ticket prices start at $35 for students up to $175 for non-IIDA members. The attire for the gala is formal. For project submissions, tickets, a full list of award categories, sponsorship opportunities or general event inquiries, visit www.iidasfc.org/bragg-awards.