entry deadline: January 31, 2024

Get your best work ready for this year’s Design Awards and prepare to stand up and be noticed. As a Design Award winner, you not only receive the respect and admiration of your peers, your profile is raised throughout the entire flooring industry and the A & D community. Just ask last year’s award recipients, several of whom were first-time winners, about the power of networking at the event and the PR exposure following it. And now, with our online portal, entering has never been easier.



entry categories

Prizes will be awarded in a total of six categories. Projects may be entered in one and only one of the following categories. Submissions may be reassigned to a different project category at the judges discretion. If there are less than 3 entries submitted in a category, the Starnet Design Awards Committee reserves the right to contact the member to have the project reassigned to a new category and the category will not be contested.

Conference Rooms, Office Spaces, Work Areas, Lobbies, Break Rooms, and other corporate office spaces.

Facilities like Hospitals, Clinics, Doctor’s Offices, and Health Campuses with applications in operating rooms, patient rooms, entryways, receptions areas, waiting rooms, dining halls, and other areas.
* Senior Living Facilities projects should be entered in the Mixed-Use Developments category.

K-12 schools and Higher Education learning facilities with applications in classrooms, dining facilities, student housing, libraries, media centers, hallways, common areas, sports and recreation spaces, and more.

Hospitality/Public Space:
Properties that serve a single purpose within the same facility including Hotels, restaurants, health clubs, airports, theaters, libraries, sports venues, museums, government facilities, houses of worship, stores, malls or shopping facilities.

Mixed-Use Developments:
Properties that encompass a single site or building and contain a minimum of two facilities including retail, office, residential, senior living facilities, lodging, recreation or other amenity that creates a live-work-play environment. Examples include urban mixed-use which generally are developed vertically and suburban mixed-use properties which typically are developed horizontally.

Unique installation challenge:
Entries need to identify and solve installation challenges. Examples include solutions for complex floor failures, project logistics, site conditions, time/budget constraints, integrating multiple floorcovering materials, intricate pattern detailing, alternative use of materials and other scenarios that uniquely challenged the overall project.

Single Source Interior Contractor Award:
Projects negotiated directly with the end user. They involve the scope of a turnkey client solution from project conception to design, product selection to installation and successful delivery to the client end user.

Canadian Project of the Year:
The award recognizes the outstanding projects delivered to end users from Nova Scotia to British Columbia by Starnet’s elite network of Canadian flooring contractors.

who can enter?

Starnet Members working in collaboration with design firms, project architects or their own internal design resources are invited and encouraged to submit entries. Each project and supporting images entered in the awards must contain at least 80% of Starnet Preferred Vendor Products. The Starnet Member must have purchased and installed 80% or more of the qualifying products. Projects must have been completed between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023 and cannot have been entered in any prior Starnet Design Awards competition.


People’s Choice Awards

Starnet Members and Preferred Vendor Partners will again be able to participate in the judging. In February you will receive an email informing you to log on to this site and vote for your favorite project in the People’s Choice Awards. The top three vote getters will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze and will be recognized at the this year’s Design Awards celebration.