submit your story

Thank you for your interest in submitting your project or story to International Design Forum! Please read the guidelines below to ensure you send us your content and ideas in the correct format.


The following online form is the simplest, quickest, and most effective way to get the eyes of our editors on your story or content, but please remember submission does not constitute automatic acceptance. (Please note that by submitting your content, you agree to our terms and conditions)


If you would like to become a REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR find more information HERE.

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    Accepted file types: jpg, png.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf.

submissions via email

Alternatively, you may send text and images of your project to [email protected]. (Remember that stories submitted through the online form above will receive priority to be forwarded to our editors’ desks).


We don’t have formal criteria for selecting projects, but we are generally looking for design content from around the globe that is fresh, innovative, newsworthy, has a good story behind it, and fantastic images. We get many submissions and it is sometimes impossible to reply to everyone, although we do try our hardest to review all submissions and provide feedback.


We are much more likely to publish projects that are sent to us exclusively. If you are offering us an exclusive, please make this clear in your submission.


Send us the text you would like us to consider for the story. The more complete the story, the best chances it has to be published. Send your text in ONE editable document (no PDF, please). Although you may include supporting material – to provide context – in any format.


  • For projects, please include a description of the project, noting the client’s program, your firm’s vision, your design solutions, project specs, and other relevant information.
  • For interviews, send the full list of questions and answers, along with relevant images (see Images tab).
  • For event announcements, openings, columns, and other noteworthy content, please send all the information you want our editors to review. There is no set word limit.
  • For brand launches, advertorials and sponsored content – SEE HERE


  • Please submit one project per email (do not combine projects into one email).
  • Please send one email per project (we can only consider ONE email per project or story submission).
  • Please have a look at our copyright policy before submitting your material.



  • Send us a link to download your images (via Dropbox, WeTransfer, or Google Drive).
  • Don’t include attachments in your emails for initial pitches, please.
  • Acceptable formats include .jpg and .png (no PDF or TIFF, please).
  • Please include a SELECTION of good images (at least 2500 pixels wide).
  • Please have a look at our copyright policy before submitting your material.

Story Credits

  • Send us all available project credits (especially for the images).
  • We are rarely able to pay for photography but we will happily give credits, links, and full copyright details where appropriate.
  • Many photographers happily give us free imagery as publication on IDF is a good way to promote their work and often leads to commissions from other publications.
  • However, you MUST ensure you have the permission of the copyright holder for all material you submit. For more details, see our submissions terms and conditions.


  • If you have video content related to your project or story, please share it with our editors.
  • We usually upload submitted videos to our own channels (particularly YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram) rather than embedding from other accounts.
  • We may edit video content, but the editors will ask for your permission first.

Publication and follow up

If the project is a good fit for IDF, you will be published and we will be in touch (only) if we need additional information from you.


Meanwhile, we will add you to our contributor email list and you will, therefore, receive the occasional email from us. (If you do not want to receive these emails, please make this clear in your submission).

share away!

When we have published your story, it is a great idea to share with everyone in your network (personal and professional), on social media, newsletters, your website, and so on. This will help your project gain visibility and attention.


If you would like to include a “Featured In IDF / As Seen in IDF” element to your website, let us know. Also, make sure to include your social links IN YOUR SUBMISSION, and we will make every effort to tag your brand or personal profile in our content whenever possible.

become a regular contributor

Becoming an IDF contributor can benefit you in many ways, from added exposure for your website or blog, to demonstrating industry thought leadership, to professional networking, to added exposure for peers, artists, and professionals in your community. By applying to become a regular contributor, your name, links, image, and bio will be featured in all your contributed articles, and you will be mentioned in our social channels, to amplify the reach and presence of yours.

amplify your brand with IDF

Advertising on IDF allows your brand to reach a premium and influential audience that is passionate about design, creativity, technology, sustainability, innovation, and above all, building a global community. We’ve developed a collaborative publishing platform that enables the design community to connect, create, and share everything about great design. As a result, IDF is a multi-platform lifestyle brand, on a mission to identify and explore design concepts that help our community live better lives in the modern world. Design is considered one of the most effective elements for brands, as it holds the power to completely transform its perspective or industry and influence a consumer.


IDF audience represents an affluent, educated, influential crowd that is passionate about modern design and the transformative power it has on our lives. That’s why IDF offers these consumers and design professionals a guide to explore concepts and destinations on their own terms while learning about trends and topics of global impact.

If you have any questions reach out to: [email protected]

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