The IDEC Community Service Award recognizes and honors significant contribution of community service by an individual or group at a national, regional, and/or local level associated with the discipline of interior design. Service can include a variety of activities including but not limited to: making a difference to a community or special needs group, service-learning projects that build the awareness and value of interior design, efforts in the advancement and dedication to the promotion of IDEC, effort in the advancement of interior design education or design scholarship, or an activity demonstrating significant community engagement. Any IDEC member or non-member can nominate an individual or group for the IDEC Community Service Award. Candidates may self-nominate.

-Significance of the service
-Contributions to the community
-Impact of contributions on the community
-Description as to how the service impacts public perception of interior design

-IDEC members and non-members are eligible for this award.
-Candidates may self-nominate.
-Nominees can be from any part of the world.

Submission Requirements:
-Nomination Letter: The nominator must submit a nomination letter (not to exceed 500 words) that describes the community service and addresses the significance, contributions to the community, impact of contributions on the community, and description as to how the service impacts public perception of interior design.
-Support References: Submit the names of three references. Please note that only references from the top 3 finalists will be contacted to submit letters of support.