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ASID recognizes the need to grow diversity and inclusion in the interior design profession. Through ASID Ones to Watch, the Society supports rising leaders to ensure that diversity is reflected at all levels of the industry.

Each year, the ASID Ones to Watch program identifies and recognizes rising leaders in the interior design industry who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and a willingness to push the boundaries of the profession. They are poised to take the next leap in their careers. Up to 20 applicants will be honored as ASID Ones to Watch Award Winners within four unique categories: Design ExcellenceEducation LeadershipManufacturing Leadership, and Volunteer Leadership

Emphasis will be placed on participants whose backgrounds are currently under-represented in management roles in the interior design industry, including women, members of racial and ethnic minority groups, LGBTQ, and persons with disabilities.  Learn more. 

Application Cost: $49.00 


February 7, 2018 

Ones to Watch Applications Open 

April 19, 2018     

Deadline Extended!
All Applications Due (Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on April 19, 2018)

April 2018

Jury Meets 

May 2018

Ones to Watch Finalists Phone Interviews 

May 2018

Ones to Watch Award Recipients and Scholars Informed 

July 19 – 21, 2018 

Ones to Watch Award Winners and Scholars announced at The Leadership Experience Presented by ASID in Washington, D.C.