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About the CTC&G IDAs

CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards logoThe Innovation in Design Awards (IDAs) is a design competition that honors top design in Connecticut in the following categories:

Architecture | Interior Design | Kitchen Design | Builder recognition | Bath design | landscape design | innovative Product

Design submissions are judged by an exclusive panel of judges comprised of key influencers in the design industry of their respective fields. Winners are announced at an Awards Gala in May 2015 in Connecticut. Winning projects will be featured in the July/August 2015 issue of CTC&G.

Stay tuned  for 2015 entry rules and details!



 JoHN Edelman

Each year, CTC&G presents the Innovator Award to an icon of the design industry—one individual who has achieved an overarching level of innovation and excellence. Past Innovator Award recipients include Jonathan Adler, Bunny Williams, Alexa Hampton and Jamie Drake.

2013 Innovator Jonathan Adler

2012 Innovator Alexa Hampton

2011 Innovator Bunny Williams

Alexa Hampton interview

Alexa Hampton Tribute Video


Careful consideration goes into selecting the judges for the IDAs. Each judge is a key influencer in his/her respective field of: interior design, architecture, landscape design, kitchen and bath design.

CTC&G 2014 IDA Judges
CTC&G 2014 IDA Judges (L to R): Anthony Baratta, Gary L. Brewer, Kerry Delrose, Jennifer Cohler Mason, Eric Rains, Matthew Patrick Smyth

MEET the 2014 CTC&G IDA Judges

Meet the 2013 IDA Judges  | Meet the 2012 IDA Judges

2012 IDA Judges on Creativity | 2011 IDA Judges' Project Quotes



Entries for the 2014 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards are now closed. Thanks to all our entrants for the exciting projects. 


2014 highlights Video


2014 Tribute Video


For more highlights from the 2013,  2012 and 2011 IDAs visit our Cottages & Gardens IDA video channel.



2014 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards Winners

CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards 2013 Sponsors