Held for the second time, JDA Awards 2019 is proudly organized by JIDA (Johor Interior Designers’ Association) with iN Publishers as media partner. This design competition aims to recognize and showcase outstanding home-grown Johor/Malaysia interior design talents with the objective to raise the professional standards of the local interior design industry through healthy competition as well as create awareness for JIDA as an accessible platform beneficial for industry players to join. Through this undertaking, JDA also strives to position itself as a major industry networking event that connects and collaborates with industry partners.
Open to any design professional with a registered company in Malaysia, JDA AWARDS 2019 encourages individuals, partnerships, team work and those working in larger practices to participate. Entries submission started in November 2018 and will be closed on April 10, 2019. This will be followed by shortlisting the top 5 finalists on April 24, 2019 and an awards ceremony and gala dinner on May 18, 2019.
There are altogether nine categories:
(1) Best Living SPACE (Residential – Landed)
Private houses, terrace, cluster, semi-d, bungalows etc.
(2) Best Living SPACE (Residential – Apartment)
Apartments, penthouses etc.
(3) Best Work SPACE (Offices)
Offices, SOHO, Co-working spaces etc.
(4) Best Learning SPACE (Education)
School, kindergarten, colleges, library, lecture hall, auditorium hall etc.
(5) Best Retail SPACE
Shopping centres, department stores, retail outlets, shops, pop-up stores etc.
(6) Best Dining SPACE
Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs etc.
(7) Best Hospitality SPACE
Hotels, Guest Houses etc.
(8) Best Emerging Designer (Students)
(9) The Best of the Best SPACE
Entries will be judged based on seven key criteria:
(1) creativity: does the design portray originality in its execution?
(2) efficiency: does the design offer practicality and have the ability to drive commercial value?
(3) comfort: does the design facilitate the ease of use for its inhabitants?
(4) sustainability: does the design possesses the ability to transcend time?
(5)material & detailing: does the choice of material & application of detailing reflects good understanding of material and its context?
(6) purpose: does the design fits its purpose? Does it successfully fulfil the intended needs?
(7) colour: does it create harmonious colour palette and balance between selected colours? Does it implement creative use of colours to produce a prominent design?
Panel of Judges
To evaluate the entries, the judging panel will comprise local and internationally recognized interior designers and architects from the South East Asian Region including Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia:
• Dr Eric Leong (Malaysia)
• Mr Chris Bosse (Australia)
• Mr Horace Pan (Hong Kong)
• Mr Peter Tay (Singapore)
• YBhg Dato’ Tan Su Cheng (Malaysia)
• Ar Yap Yew Peng (Malaysia)