About The 2018 Luxe RED Awards

Important Dates:

OCT. 15 2017 Competition opens

DEC. 15 2017 Competition closes

JAN. 15 2018 Reader’s Choice voting begins

FEB. 1 2018 Reader’s Choice voting ends

FEB. 15 2018 Regional Winners notified

MAR. 1 2018 Reader’s Choice Winners notified

SPRING 2018 National and Regional Winners recognized at Luxe RED Awards ceremony

MAY/JUNE 2018 National and Regional Winners featured in Luxe Interiors + Design May/June RED Awards issue on newsstands in May 2018

Regional Winners celebrated locally throughout May 2018


  • Entries must be submitted and received via the online entry system by 11:59:59 p.m. on December 15, 2017.
  • All images must be jpg, zip or tiff format. Low resolution images can be submitted. If you have a winning project, you will be contacted for high resolution photography.
  • A project description, of up to 250 words, is required.
  • Entries for each Category are voted on regionally (New York, Miami, Palm Beach, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Arizona, Colorado, San Francisco, Southern California, Los Angeles, Pacific Northwest).
  • Regional Category Winners compete on a National level. National Category Winners and Reader’s Choice will be selected for each of the 9 categories.



Entries may opt into the Reader’s Choice Award, decided by the general public, for each category. Voting will take place online from January 15, 2018 – February 1, 2018 on luxeredawards.com.


Designers, architects, builders and landscape architects; and architecture and design firms from Luxe Interiors + Design‘s 13 regional markets

Project submissions may be located anywhere and must have been completed between 2016 and 2017. We will accept submissions that have been previously published.

Judging Criteria:

In conjunction with Luxe Interiors + Design’s Editor in Chief and editorial team, a multidisciplinary panel of notable industry experts will review submissions* and select the winners.

Each project is evaluated on its own merits according to the following criteria:

Aesthetics: Is the design engaging, compelling, visually stimulating? Does it provoke interest, have the capacity to be captivating?

Regionally Relevant: How well does the project fit into its regional landscape and environment? How appropriate is it in context?

Creativity: Does it incorporate a forward-thinking or original approach, use a new medium or materials?

*Residential projects only.

Submission Specs:

Images: You may submit up to 5 images per project in jpg, zip or tiff format. Professionally shot images are recommended. Low resolution images can be submitted. If you have a winning project, you will be contacted for high resolution photography. Images may not contain any watermarks and/or the name or logo of the design professional, firm, company, client. Before-and-after images (up to 10 images) are required for Major Restoration or Renovation submissions only.

Project Description: No more than 250 words, including objectives and how they were met, design challenges, materials used. The description must include a caption and photographer credit to coordinate with each supplied image.


  • $195 per submission
  • $95 for additional submissions
  • $25 for the Reader’s Choice submission
  • All material required for a submission must be provided by the deadline. Submissions that do not follow specifications will be disqualified without notice or refund.


Winners Receive:

Regional winners will be selected for each of the 9 categories within each of our regional markets. Each market will have 9 regional winners. Once the regional winners are selected, they will be judged against one another for the selection of national winners.

Both the regional and national winners will be honored online, via social media, in book and at events via our national platform.

Taking it one step further, we also provide winners with a beautiful award and reprints of in-book coverage. Overruns of the May/June issue special winners section will also be distributed to over 250+ private jet terminals.

General Terms & Conditions:

Works are excluded from the competition if their presentation would infringe a right. The entrant authorizes Luxe Media Group to publish the submission in the print edition of Luxe Interiors + Design, on luxesource.com, luxeredawards.com, luxedaily.com and any affiliated websites. The submission may be reproduced, in whole or in part, for editorial and promotional purposes.

Submissions become the property of Luxe Media Group and SANDOW, and will not be returned.

Refunds are not available for submissions once they have been formally entered. Submissions made that do not follow specifications are disqualified, and we will unfortunately not be able to provide a refund.

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