Golden Palm Awards 2021 – Design Submittal Guidelines

  1. Each firm must complete a submittal fee. A project submission does not include a ticket to the event.
    a. Early bird price $100 until Friday, September 3rd
    b. Regular $125
  2. A qualified submission requires the following:
    1. Brief description of the project, location, project square footage in the category of submission.
    2. Proper Identification of Design Category Submittal. Please note NEWH reserves the right to amend the category at its sole discretion if it is deemed that the project does not meet category criteria. (ie. Hotel vs. Resort) Design firms should base their category submission on typical industry standards and minimums for each. All entries should be for HOSPITALITY projects only.
    3. Floor plans and/or CAD drawings can be included as supporting material where relevant.
    4. A minimum of four (4), but no more than eight (8), photographs of the project.
      • JPG High resolution format
      • Photographs, project description and/or plans shall NOT identify the submitters /design firms’ name
      • Photographs should clearly show the design and/or architecture of the area of the property relevant to the category in which it is entered.
      • If entering more than one category please submit different photographs that reflect each category you are entering.
      • Please ensure that you have the appropriate copyright clearances for all photography submitted.
      • Renderings (photo realistic or otherwise) shall not be permitted. All photographs must be of actual completed project spaces.
  3. Project must have been completed no sooner than January 1, 2018 and cannot have received a SOFHIE or Golden Palm Award in the past.
  4. Please contact for any questions.
  5. Entry deadline will be Monday, October 4th by midnight.

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