2018 Contract Editorial Calendar

Issue Focus Ad Close Date** Ad Due Date** Design Focus, Features Product Coverage Show Coverage and
Award Coverage
Bonus Distribution
January/February
Interiors Awards
1/4/18 1/5/18 39th Annual Interiors Awards, featuring winning projects in 16 categories
- Designer of the Year
- Legend Award
- lighting
- textiles
- 39th Annual Interiors Awards  
March
Retail and Hospitality
2/8/18 2/13/18 - Retail interiors of varying scales
-Illustrating influence of hospitality in retail
- surfacing for walls, counters, and floors
- wallcoverings
- display and ambient lighting
- shelving systems
- upholstery
- preview of Globalshop
- Coverage of Contract’s Interiors Awards Breakfast - Preview of Globalshop  
April
Hospitality
3/19/18 3/22/18 -Hotels, restaurants, spas, lounge/bar

-Hospitality design trends in products
- hospitality furnishings
- outdoor furniture
- lounge seating
- kitchen, bath, spa fixtures
- HD Expo and ICFF preview
- preview of HD Expo - preview of ICFF      
May
Workplace
NeoCon Preview
4/25/18 4/30/18 -Wide-ranging workplace interiors of varied scales
-Preview of NeoCon programming
Official NeoCon Product Preview
-50th anniversary of NeoCon
- Milan Furniture Fair highlights
- Official NeoCon Product Preview - Milan Furniture Fair  
June
Workplace: NeoCon Preview
5/9/18 5/14/18 A focus on workplace innovations NeoCon Preview
- ICFF - HD Expo - Coverings  
July/August
International; Best of NeoCon
6/28/18 7/3/18 International Design:
- varying scales, across all commercial design project types
Best of NeoCon Winners
- NeoCon highlights
Best of NeoCon Winners - Inspirations Awards winners
September
Education and Civic
8/9/18 8/14/18 K-12, and college & university
- education interiors
- other civic interiors such as libraries
- Education chairs, tables, and storage
- Flooring
- Ceiling systems
- Movable walls
- Special Textile focus
IIDA American Library Assoc. Best Libraries Awards
October
Material Innovations & Interior Renovations
8/30/8 9/5/18 New uses for interiors within existing buildings, covering all commercial design project types. Innovations in materials. - Hard and Soft Surfaces
- Lighting
- Architectural glass
- Furniture
- Modular and broadloom carpet


IIDA Interiors of Latin America Awards  
November
Healthcare and Wellbeing
10/5/18 10/10/18 Healthcare and wellness across the continuum of care: hospitals, clinics, gyms, and spas.
Wellbeing in the workplace and hospitality.
- Healthcare solutions
- Patient and guest seating
- Resilient flooring
- Healthcare fabrics
- ICFF South Florida preview
- Healthcare Environment Awards winners - preview HCD Expo & Conference    
December
Product highlights; Year in Review and Year Ahead
11/7/18 11/12/18 - Highlights of 2018 products and materials for multiple project types
- Year in review
- Best Ideas for 2019
Entire issue is product focused, with a variety of items across product type.
- Outdoor products
- Orgatec highlights
- Nightingale Award winners for healthcare products - Orgatec highlights  

Design firms can send information on recently completed architecture and interior design projects—with a PDF contact sheet showing all project images—to:

Managing Editor Lauren Volker at lauren.volker@emeraldexpo.com

Product manufacturers can send information on new products to:  products@contractdesign.com

** Note:  Contract editors review projects and products on a continual basis throughout the year. Editors make final selections of projects and products for editorial feature coverage at least two months prior to an issue’s publication.