Fit Out Designer of the Year - Rising Star


Visit our 'How to Enter' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide. CLICK HERE.

Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the Online Entry Form. CLICK HERE.

This category recognises new, exceptional designers in Ireland that have been working in the fit out profession for 5 years or less and who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of their organisation or the industry beyond that which is normally expected from individuals of their level of experience. The nominee must work for a fit out / interior design firm, architecture practice, or in-house fit out / interior design team, and they must have contributed to the delivery of at least one top class fit-out project completed over the past 12 months. The designer can be nominated by themselves or by a third party, but please ensure you have their permission to do so. There are two ways you can enter: 1. If the candidate played a key design role in a project submitted to any of our Fit Out Project categories, then address the first two criteria points below in a 1-page A4 PDF (MAX) and merge this with the Project submission: only 1 PDF can be accepted. 2. Address each of the criteria listed below in a clear and written manner within a 5-page A4 PDF submission, backed up by photos (4 minimum), laying out any additional information - plans, section drawings, tables, graphics, videos etc. - so that it is easy to understand.

Entry is by a 5-page A4 PDF submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Career Summary: Please include a summary that describes the first five years of their career in the fit out profession to date and qualifications.
  • Key Achievements: Demonstrate their achievements, what makes this individual stand out from colleagues (above and beyond what is expected at this stage of their career) and how have they added value to the business.
  • Key Projects: Please provide a description of the fit-out project(s) worked on over the past 12 months including the brief, dates of commencement and completion and the contract value, their role within the project(s), and how they added value to their success.
  • Other facts & statements: Include any other statements or facts that support the entry, including client testimonials or a supporting letter from the nominee’s head of department or supervisor.

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