The internationally acclaimed CODAawards celebrate the projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.
Commissioned Art Matters - and the CODAawards celebrate this. The CODAawards program honors the individuals and the teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day.
All individuals involved in the collaborative process of creating spaces are encouraged to enter:
Public Art Administrators
All entrants are:
Seen and juried by the world's top art and design professionals.
Given a FREE 1-year digital subscription to Interior Design magazine.
Featured on the CODAworx "Entries" page starting the day they enter.
And, the Top 100 are given the opportunity to win one of two People's Choice awards, where design professionals, enthusiasts, and friends vote for their favorite project.
Winners and their projects are:
Promoted through an international PR campaign, delivering unparalleled public recognition through print, social media, and digital presence throughout the year.
Announced in Interior Design magazine, the leading design authority.
Individually featured with a six-page spread in Abraxas Lifestyle magazine and through other key partners.
Showcased on CODAworx.com and given a one-year Creative Profile (valued at $500 USD).
Featured in a four-month exhibition at The Octagon Museum in Washington, D.C.
Entries are reviewed by a jury of thought leaders in the design, architecture, and art worlds. Our jurors evaluate each entry on three unique criteria across ten categories:
The integration of commissioned artwork into site-specific projects, completed since January 2015.
The strength of the collaborative process among the creative teams, commissioners, and industry resources.
Each winning entry will blend the art and design seamlessly to create a place as art, rather than a place with art.
How to Enter
Login. If you are not a CODAworx member, join here!
Publish your project. On your My Account page Publish a Project to enter in the awards. Upload the photos and information about your commissioned art project. Choose the category you'd like to enter for the CODAawards.
Enter your project. Once you've completed a project, on the Projects page you will see a button that says "Enter CODAawards."
Entries are $150 each. From April 2 to April 30, entrants can receive 20% off the full price for our early bird special and enter for $120.Creative Profile members receive two free entries and Industry Profile members receive three free entries!
Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.