2021 Trends International Design Awards – New Zealand Kitchens

Terms and Conditions, plus a link to the online entry form

Entry details can be completed online here

Entries close: Thursday 1 April 2021

Entry is open in three categories:

• architect-designed kitchens  (open to registered architects only)

• designer kitchens  (open to professional designers only)

imported kitchen projects  (open to all designers and architects)

For kitchens that were completed in 2020 or early 2021.

More than one entry may be entered, but each must be submitted on a separate entry form.

There is no charge for entry

Once we have received your entry, we will email you a link to upload:

– hi-res image files

– plan(s)

– a client brief/design rationale


10 February 2021– entries open

1 April 2021 – entries close

Winners will be announced mid May, online at trendsideas.com and in Trends social media channels, and will be progressively published in the following weeks.


Entries must include:


Please supply no less than 3 – and preferably 6 or more – professional photographs
 of the entry project. Ideally these would include some images that show how the kitchen links to adjacent areas of the home.

• Acceptable file types are hi-res jpg, tiff and eps

• Minimum megapixel camera: 16MP


  • Please supply at least one detailed floor plan. Additional elevations and drawings may also be submitted, up to a maximum of 6
  • All significant room dimensions and an indication of adjoining rooms must be shown
  • Maximum plan file size is 20Mb per image
  • Acceptable file types are jpg, tiff and pdf

nb: DWG files cannot be accepted


A minimum of 300 words that outline the main client requirements, any specific challenges and how these were overcome, and any specific products that played a significant role in the design.

This can be supplied as bullet points if you prefer.

Please supply as a Word doc or PDF.


Judges will assess entrants on the following criteria:

  • How the design fulfilled the requirements of the client’s brief
  • Functionality – including creativity and space design
  • Aesthetics – detailing and materials
  • Any sustainability features of the design


The winners in each TIDA category will receive an extensive promotional package across Trends digital, social and print channels.

The judges, at their discretion, may also award Highly Commended to projects in the various categories.

The winners then proceed to the International section of the TIDAs, to be judged alongside winners of other awards programmes to find the 2021 TIDA International Kitchen of the Year.

Entry details can be completed online here

04 Feb, 2020

For more than 30 years, Trends has promoted great home design ideas through its print, digital and online media.The Trends International Design Awards – TIDAs – take that involvement to the next level with the search for the best kitchens, bathrooms and homes across a number of the countries where Trends has a presence.

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