CODAworx produces the CODAawards to celebrate the design projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces. The awards honor the individuals and the teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day.
Entries are $175 USD each.
-CODAworx Basic+ members get 1 free entry to the CODAawards.
-CODAworx Pro members get 2 free entries to the CODAawards.
- CODAworx Premium members get 3 free entries to the CODAawards.
Yes. Projects must have been completed since January 2020.
Yes. There is no limit on the number of entries submitted.
Anyone involved in the collaborative process of creating artful spaces can submit projects to the CODAawards: artists, designers, architects, public art administrators, art consultants, fabricators, engineers, landscape architects are encouraged to enter!
There are ten categories that are the key types of spaces in which commissions are placed: Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Institutional, Landscape, Liturgical, Public Spaces, Residential, and Transportation.
We understand that design spaces are sometimes difficult to define. If you are having trouble deciding which category is appropriate, we encourage you to select one that is the closest. For example, Commercial covers just about any business, and Institutional can include any government function, from courthouses and police stations to prisons.
If you are unsure of which category to enter, feel free to contact us for feedback!
Due to the large number of entries each year, jurors only judge a selected group of categories. Jurors spend time with each project reading and learning about the details, goals, and collaborative process behind the project. The jury will evaluate projects on the successful integration of commissioned artwork into a space, and the importance of this integration into the overall design. The jury will also evaluate projects based on the collaboration process between the artists, designers, and others involved in the project.
Jury members are allowed to enter a project into the CODAawards, but they are not permitted to jury a category where their own work has been submitted. The jury process is done remotely online, and each juror is blind to the voting by the other jury members. Total juror votes are tallied to determine the final winner in each category. In the event of a tie, representatives of CODAworx will break the tie by selecting the winner from among the tied entries.
Images are a part of jurying criteria. At least two images are mandatory, but you can upload up to six. Your images should be as high-resolution as possible, and show your project from different perspectives. CODAworx will use these photos to conduct an international media campaign about the winners. We recommend that artists consider contacting other members of the design team for the best professional images, in addition to team credits.
When creating your project, make sure you've identified your team properly. There are two key questions when creating a project in your account that get at the criteria for jurying; each question allows for 200 words.
- What were the goals for integrating commission artwork into this project and how important was this integration in the overall design?
- Describe the collaboration process between artist, designer, and others involved in this project.
Please carefully consider your answers for these questions. We recommend having your answers reviewed by a member of your team before entering a project into the CODAawards. (You can save a project and edit it until you're ready to submit to the awards.)
On the CODAworx website, visitors will be able to view, by category, all entries submitted to date. Jurying will take place June 1-15 and the jury’s Top 100 selections will be exhibited online beginning in July. Winners will be announced in August's issue of Interior Design magazine and on CODAworx.com.
There will be one winner selected by the jurors from each of the ten categories. In addition, jurors may choose to award up to three merit awards per category.
Winners and their projects are:
Winners will also be invited to attend a CODAawards Celebration Party as part of CODAsummit, our premier in-person conference of creative revolutionaries from around the globe. The evening includes a video presentation of winning projects, speeches, and a beautifully designed commemorative trophy, followed by cocktails and dancing to close out the night.