UK Interior Awards

Criteria

Want to enter your home, business or social channels into UK Interior Awards 2018? Awesome! But first, there’s a few things you should know…

  • Nominations are accepted for the following categories: Most Inspiring Social Channels, Best Independent Store. The following categories require you to enter the competition yourself: Best Budget Interior, Most Creative Interior, Best Room Revamp, Best Eye for Interiors, Best Use of Dark Decor.

  • You may enter more than one category if you meet the criteria, however, should you be among the few that receive the most votes (and in more than one category), you will only be shortlisted into the category you receive the most votes in.

  • Open to all UK and Ireland residents over 18 who meet the criteria of at least one category listed below, except for employees and judges of UK Interior Awards.

  • The entry form must be fully completed, and images must be submitted by 15th March 2019. We reserve the right to discount any entry that is incomplete.

  • If you’d like to enter your rented property, you must have written permission from your landlord.

  • You must live in the property/be running the store at the time of entry and throughout the duration of the competition.

  • You must provide images and website or social media links as required (please refer to individual category criteria below).

  • Images must be jpegs, and no larger than 1MB.

  • You must be prepared to have your home photographed by us for use on our website, social channels, advertising and in the press. You must also be prepared to give interviews as requested.

  • We reserve the right to disqualify entrants at any point should we deem it necessary. For example, if category criteria has not been met, or if incorrect information has been supplied.

  • Any entries and votes received after the cut-off dates provided here will not be counted.

  • Entrants must not provide prizes, discounts or any kind of incentive to encourage individuals to vote for them. We reserve the right to disqualify any entrants found to be using such tactics.

  • Judge's decisions are final. Correspondence will not be entered into.


Best Budget Interior

Entrants into this category must:

  • Reside in the property.

  • Have decorated the property with a limited budget, filling it with low-cost buys from second-hand, supermarket, high street stores and discounted items.

  • Champion shopping on a shoestring, and thrive on finding those big bargains.

  • Submit at least four clear photos of the property along with the entry form. Photos should depict at least four rooms in their entirety (as much as you can fit in). Any additional photos are welcomed.

  • Provide links to social channels, websites and blogs if applicable.


Most Creative Interior

Entrants into this category must:

  • Reside in the property.

  • Demonstrate creative flair in the form of DIY projects, craft additions, clever use of space, pattern or colour.

  • Relish in finding a handmade or nifty way of solving an interior-related problem.

  • Submit at least four clear photos of the property along with the entry form. Photos should depict at least four rooms in their entirety (as much as you can fit in). Any additional photos are welcomed.

  • Provide links to social channels, websites and blogs if applicable.


Best Eye For Interiors

Entrants into this category must:

  • Reside in the property.

  • Demonstrate an exceptional talent for interior styling.

  • Have a knack for incorporating unusual, clever or inspiring decorating or styling techniques into a home environment.

  • Submit at least four clear photos of the property along with the entry form. Photos should depict at least four rooms in their entirety (as much as you can fit in). Any additional photos are welcomed.

  • Provide links to social channels, websites and blogs if applicable.


Best Room Revamp

Entrants into this category must:

  • Reside in the property.

  • Have completely transformed a single room in the property structurally and/or decoratively.

  • Submit at least four clear photos of the room along with the entry form. Photos should show the revamped room in its entirety (as much as you can fit in), and should include at least one before shot, and three taken post-renovation (all of different angles). Any additional photos are welcomed.

  • Provide links to social channels, websites and blogs if applicable.


Most Inspiring
Social Channels

Entrants into this category must:

  • Ensure the channel is live and active throughout the entirety of the competition.

  • Consistently share high quality images, advice, tutorials, and ideas on at least one channel that’s heavily geared towards interiors.

  • Be somebody/a brand that notices and acknowledges – but doesn't necessarily follow – trends, voices views on interiors topics and engages with their/its audience.

  • Provide links to social channels.


Trend category:
Best Use of
Dark Decor

Entrants into this category must:

  • Reside in the property.

  • Demonstrate excellent use of dark decor in their homes (one room or more).

  • Submit at least four clear photos of the property or room along with the entry form. Photos should show each room in its entirety (as much as you can fit in). Any additional photos are welcomed.

  • Provide links to social channels, websites and blogs if applicable.


Best Independent Store

Entrants into this category must:

  • Own an independent UK/Ireland-based store which predominately sells homewares (including furniture and decorative items).

  • Have a self-hosted online shop, whereby visitors can purchase products.

  • Ensure the online store is live and active throughout the competition.

  • Exhibit a well-designed, easy-to-navigate website with clear and beautifully-styled images.

  • Stock a carefully curated collection targeting a particular audience, which must also be represented in the web design and copy, accompanying blog (if applicable) and social content.

  • Provide links to online shop and social channels.