The Big Idea

Great ideas and eureka moments on paper

Are you waiting for your best creative moment to become a reality? This category calls out to professionals to submit projects conceptualised on paper, which were not executed but deserve implementation.

Criteria and guidelines

Special criteria

  • Professionals should submit their dream concepts/projects on paper, which were created by them in the past but were not executed and deserve implementation.
  • Professionals should submit a detailed concept note in 300 words or less that explains the purpose of this project and what can go in its making from the processes to materials, location, etc.

Entry rules & regulations:

  • Participants must upload their entries on the microsite in PDF, JPEG or PNG format only. It is an online submission.
  • Entries can also be submitted by email at Entries submitted over email must include the following details: designer name, firm name, contact details, company website, category and sub-category, project description (in 300 words or less) and project location.
  • Submissions must include sketches, plans, elevations, any other before and after images of the space with professionally shot pictures (interiors and exteriors).
  • The number of pages in the PDF/Images should not exceed 10. The total file size should not be greater than 50 MB.
  • The project should be described as per the guideline questions in a document in 300 words or less. All information on the project must be addressed through ONE sheet of the PDF only.
  • The project must be absolutely complete and based in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Maldives.
  • The project should not be more than 5 years old (not older than 2017).
  • Projects that have won or been nominated in previous KBDAs are not eligible to re enter.