IDEA GALA 2020 - 19 February 2021
The Timber Yard, Port Melbourne
In the event that COVID restrictions prevent you from attending, your ticket will be fully refundable.
We all need an little excuse to dress up, so feel free to don your cocktail best for the IDEA 2020 gala, but since it's February, you're more than welcome to skip the tie.
about idea
The Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) is Australia’s largest and most successful independent design awards program. Launched by inside magazine in 2003, the program celebrates the best of Australian interior and product design across 15 categories and five Special Awards.

The program has been growing steadily each year, and now attracts hundreds of entries from practices and designers from across Australia. In 2019, we received the largest number of entries ever, establishing IDEA as the premier awards program for interior designers and architects. Entries are judged by a panel of design industry professionals, each of whom brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the judging process. As well as attracting submissions from some of the country’s leading architecture and design firms, the program also helps to support emerging local designers. We are proud to be associated with some of the key manufacturers and distributors within the Australian design industry. (For more on these organisations, see our Sponsors page.)

All shortlisted projects are published in a special shortlist edition of inside magazine, appear on the IDEA and Australian Design Review websites.

Winners are determined by the jury, with winners announced at the IDEA Gala Party in November. In addition, winning projects and designers will be published online and profiled in a special IDEA 2020 edition of inside magazine.