The IIDA Student Design Competition is Open
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is proud to announce the opening of the 11th annual Student Design Competition. The IIDA Student Design Competition, sponsored by OFS Brands, celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative and functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact. This year, the competition invites students to conceptualize the future of an urban university mixed-use building.
“Rising tuition, an increase in entrepreneurial hubs with hands-on apprenticeships and training, and new teaching best practices have given us the opportunity to rethink how educational institutions are managed, planned, and designed,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “Students are uniquely positioned to approach the challenge of a mixed-use university building from a unique perspective and with fresh ideas. I am eager to see the solutions presented in the Student Design Competition.”
The Student Design Competition is open to students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design program. Participants can enter individually or as a team (maximum 5 people). The deadline for submitting projects is Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, 11:59 p.m. CDT. Projects will be reviewed by a panel of design experts. Winners will be announced in the February 2016 issue of Quad and featured in DesignMatters and on the IIDA website.
Prizes are as follows: 1st prize – $2,500; 2nd prize – $1,500; 3rd prize – $750. Judges will be announced shortly. Please download the creative brief for full competition details, or contact Liz Moran, IIDA Design Competitions Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About International Interior Design Association
IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ Members across 58 countries. IIDA advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day. www.iida.org