The first consumer-facing awards program of its kind, the 2021 Midwest Home Design Awards will honor the best that the home industry has to offer. Call them the leaders, the innovators, the standard bearers, the industry’s best! Does this sound like your company? Are you known for exceptional design, unsurpassed construction, historic renovation, impeccable landscape design, amazing architecture, detail-oriented (millwork, lighting, stairs, cabinets)?

If so, enter your greatest works in one of five distinct categories: Details, Exteriors, Interiors, Commercial Design, and Home.

Our internationally acclaimed judging panel comes to us from every corner of the United States—from New York, New Jersey, and Florida to California, Utah, and Michigan. Published in some of the world’s most respected home design and lifestyle publications—including Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE Décor, Vogue, House Beautiful, and more—the panel has both the in-person skill and on-paper qualifications to judge fairly, accurately, and intelligently across more than 75 categories. Specializing in interior design, architecture, and landscape in both residential and commercial scopes, these professionals do far more than just design beautiful spaces: They own brick-and-mortar stores. They author books and edit home magazines. They are speakers, educators, and the change-makers of their trade. Their diverse backgrounds, myriad perspectives, and 100-plus years of combined experience make them the best of the best, and we are honored to have these respected individuals championing the Midwest Home Design Awards.

Apply Online


To apply:

Begin by visiting, starting May 19, 2021 and creating an account for your organization. Once an account has been created, and after you’ve signed in, click the “New Entry” link and fill out the form with your project details and attach your images. Remember to save your entry. You may revisit and submit as many entries as you wish until 11:59p.m. on July 31, 2021. Once you’ve entered all of your projects, use the “Submit and Pay” link to check out and finalize your submissions.


An independent panel is selected from outside Minnesota. Judges are drawn from national media (print andtelevision), respected academic institutions, and private practice, and include nationally recognized namesfrom design and architecture along with Midwest Home’s editorial team. Their expertise reflects a broad spectrum of related professions, including architecture, building, remodeling, interior design, and landscapedesign. All judges’ decisions are final.


Entries that have won in or were submitted to competitions other than the Midwest Home Design Awards are allowed. The address of the project or company must be in the state of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota or South Dakota. Midwest Home reserves the right to disqualify any entries.