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student design competition 2020


2020 IIDA Student Design Competition

The IIDA Student Design Competition celebrates the talent and fresh design ideas of interior design students throughout the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design program or institution. The competition provides emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and gain exposure in the interior design industry.

View the 2020 Student Design Competition design brief.

Submitting to the 2020 competition? View the 2019 IIDA Student Design Competition Project Showcase for inspiration and tips on how to make your submission stand out.

Entry Information

Review the official 2020 competition guidelines. All entrants must be graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in an interior design or architecture program at the time of the competition submission.

Important Dates

Competition Opens - Monday, January 13, 2020
Deadline to Enter – Monday, February 17, 2020

Competition FAQ 

Requests for clarification for the 2020 design problem and competition must be submitted by Friday, September 27, 2019.


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:
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 2020 issue of QUAD, the IIDA student newsletter, and featured in DesignMatters and on the IIDA website.

View the 2019 winners

Contact Information

For questions and more information, contact Clare Socker, design competitions manager, at


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