Dunn-Edwards Hosts Annual Student Design Competition

Architecture and Design Students Compete to Win a Cash Prize

Dunn-Edwards third annual Emerging Professionals Design Competition was officially opened for submissions today. Students of architecture and design who are enrolled in school can submit their entry online now through August 15, 2023. The competition is open nationwide. There is no fee to enter. Winners will be announced by August 31, 2023.

Participants can choose between submitting a commercial or residential design. There will be three winners of the competition: grand, second place, and third place. The grand prize winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize, as well as a feature on Dunn-Edwards specs + spaces blog. The second-place winner will receive a cash prize of $800. The third-place winner will receive a cash prize of $250. All winners will be highlighted on Dunn-Edwards social media channels.

Dunn-Edwards continues to support architecture and design students, recognizing that these emerging professionals are the future of the industry. All students, regardless of experience and skill levels, are encouraged to apply. Aleksandra Tolovikova, interior design and interior architecture student as UC Berkeley Extension, competed in the competition twice. She took her learnings from her first year competing and applied those findings to her next submission, which landed her in the grand prize winning spot for the residential category last year. “After a fall, you’ll always have a rise,” Tolovikova encourages other emerging professionals to compete in the competition.

The theme of this year’s competition is influenced by Dunn-Edwards 2023 Color of the Year, Terra Rosa (DE5096). Each entrant will be required to include this color, pulled from Dunn-Edwards 2023 Color + Design Trends, in their design. They also will be required to submit a mood board and renderings. Learn more about the Emerging Professionals Design Competition guidelines.

Sara McLean, Dunn-Edwards Color Expert + Stylist, is returning for her third year as a judge of the competition, “With my passion for color and design, I am thrilled to be returning as a judge for Dunn-Edwards Emerging Professionals Design Competition. I always enjoy using my own experience to give these students feedback as they prepare to make a career out of architecture and design.” Danielle Kinahan, Dunn-Edwards Marketing Segments Manager, will also be a judge of this year’s competition. With a certificate in Interior Architecture from UCLA Extension and a wide range of marketing experience within the industries, Kinahan brings a valuable judging perspective to the competition.

For more details about Dunn-Edwards 2023 Emerging Professionals Deign Competition, visit www.dunnedwards.com. Stay tuned to @dunnedwards social media channels for competition updates and announcements.

About Dunn-Edwards Corporation

Dunn-Edwards is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and distributors of premium architectural, industrial and high-performance paints, coatings and paint supplies. It operates over 150 company stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, and over 100 domestic and 250 international dealer locations in more than 12 countries. Dunn-Edwards is dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment and produces its coatings in a LEED® Gold-certified manufacturing plant. Based in Southern California, the 95-year-old company has approximately 1,800 employees. Dunn-Edwards is a wholly owned subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO 4612), one of the world’s largest paint companies. For more information, visit www.dunnedwards.com.