Sponsored by Contract Magazine
Entry Deadline: May 1, 2017

Now in its 28th year, the iconic Best of NeoCon Awards continue to honor the best new commercial interiors products in the industry. These products are introduced to the market in 42 categories ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies (visit the Contract Network for a full list of categories).  Over 45 jurors comprised of interior designers, architects, and facilities management professionals, review hundreds of products before NeoCon begins. Best of NeoCon entrants’ and winners’ showrooms and Market Suites will be flagged with Best of NeoCon signage during the show.

Entry Instructions:
To get started, visit: Contract-Network to create a new login and manufacturer profile.  Download the Best of NeoCon Checklist as a guide to the process. It is found under the Entry Info tab.  Be certain to upload both a low-resolution and high-resolution product image and manufacturer logo for each entry.


Sponsored by Interior Design Magazine
Nomination Deadline: May 2017

Once again, Interior Design celebrates HIP at NeoCon. This initiative, unique within architecture and design, honors commercial industry pioneers and achievement in design solutions and product applications.

Be Honored by Interior Design. Be Lauded by Design Leaders. Be HIP at NeoCon.


Sponsored by METROPOLIS Magazine
Entry Deadline: May 24, 2017

Each year, Metropolis editors seek out the top designs that they really Like, in a viral awards program known as Metropolis Likes. Metropolis Likes NeoCon is announced live via, Twitter, and Instagram, to a combined audience of 200,000 followers. Images of the winning product designs, product names, and short descriptions are included in the announcements. Metropolis followers are also invited to visit exhibition spaces, showrooms and booths of winners (whenever possible given character limit). Winning entries will also receive a custom designed award, delivered to you live at NeoCon 2017.

Please submit your information here for consideration by noon (EST) on Weds, May 24, and an extended deadline of Mon, May 29, 5pm (EST). All products submitted must be on display during NeoCon. Each entry must be accompanied by a $100 submission fee payment by May 24 using the secure form below. All submissions submitted between May 24-29 will be charged at $150 per submission. Please contact  with any questions.


Sponsored by BUILDINGS Magazine
Entry Deadline: May 12, 2017

Celebrating items that maximize productivity and sustainability. This award program covers flooring, seating, lighting, walls and partitions, acoustics, furniture, and restrooms. For more information, click here. 


Sponsored by the International Interior Design Association and Contract Magazine
Entry Deadline: June 5, 2017

IIDA and Contract Magazine will honor originality of design, visual impact, and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting and graphics in showrooms and exhibition booths at NeoCon 2017.

Permanent NeoCon showrooms in the Merchandise Mart and exhibition booths are eligible to participate. The competition honors outstanding permanent showrooms and booth designs in two categories – showrooms less than 4,000 sq. ft./equal to or greater than 4,000 sq. ft. and booths less than 400 sq. ft./equal to or greater than 400 sq. ft. Winners will be featured in Contract magazine, and on

Please visit the IIDA web site for more information, or email Competitions Manager, Liz Moran.