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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 aims to create new opportunities for rising leaders and to ensure that diversity is better reflected at all levels of the industry.

The new ASID Ones to Watch program will identify and recognize 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 Excellence, Education Leadership, Manufacturing 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. Eligibility ranges from emerging professional to advanced designer with the goal of honoring individuals who are ready and eager to advance within the profession. Learn more. 


February 21, 2017  National Honors Nominations Open 
March 21, 2017 Ones to Watch Applications Open
April 26, 2017      All Submissions Due
(Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on April 26, 2017)
May 2017      Jury Meets 
May 2017  National Honors and ASID Ones to Watch winners and scholars Informed 
July 13 – 15, 2017  Award winners and scholars announced at The Leadership Experience presented by ASID in San Diego


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