celebrating excellence

The 2018 IDEA Ceremony & Gala

The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) celebrate the pinnacle of design achievement annually since 1980. Winning an IDEA is a career-defining moment and positions winners in the global spotlight. This year, nearly 2,000 entries were reviewed, making IDEA one of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated annual design competitions in the world.

The IDEA Ceremony and Gala will take place on September 19, 2018 from 7–10pm at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA. 


The National WWII Museum

As on the premier tourist destinations in the area, the National WWII Museum currently spans five pavilions featuring numerous permanent exhibits. Attendees of the IDEA Ceremony and Gala will be treated to the exhibits in the US Freedom Pavillion.


The IDEA Gala is proudly presented by


Please note

A ticket is required to attend both the Ceremony and Gala. Entry to the event is included with your professional and general admission conference ticket purchase. Those paying the academic rate can purchase a Ceremony and Gala ticket as an option. Additional tickets can also be purchased for guests or significant others.