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student design competition 2016


The Competition

The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact, while allowing emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and fresh design ideas to professionals working in the field.

View the design brief. Updated as of Sept. 19, 2016.

Entry Information

Review the official 2016 competition guidelines.

Important Dates

Competition Opens - Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
Deadline to Enter – Monday, Feb. 6, 2017


First, second, and third place winners will be selected by a jury of interior design and business professionals who will judge entries based on innovation and creativity, coherence and functionality, human impact, fulfillment of program requirements, and presentation of the information.

Prizes from OFS Brands:
1st Place – $2,500
2nd Place – $1,500
3rd Place – $750

*Prizes to be split amongst team members for team submissions that win.

Winners will be announced in the Spring 2017 issue of QUAD, the IIDA student newsletter, and featured in DesignMatters and on the IIDA website.

View the 2016 winners.

Competition FAQ 

Visit the Competition FAQ page for clarification about the design problem and competition requirements.

Contact Information

For questions and more information, contact Liz Moran, Design Competitions Director, at

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2016 Jury

Nick Blessinger
OFS Brands

Nick Blesinger

Krystal R. Lucero, IIDA
Edwards + Mulhausen INTERIOR DESIGN

Krystal Lucero
Robyn Taylor, IIDA, CID
Westgroup Designs
Robyn Taylor
Betsy Vohs, Associate IIDA
Studio BV
Betsy Vohs