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.
Review the official 2016 competition guidelines.
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. Winners will be announced in the Spring 2017 issue of QUAD, the IIDA student newsletter, and featured in DesignMatters and on the IIDA website.
All requests for clarification or general questions about the 2016 IIDA Student Design Competition design problem and requirements must be sent to IIDA at email@example.com by Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Questions received after this date will not be answered. All questions received by Sept. 30 will be answered and posted online in an FAQ section to be posted on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.
For questions and more information, contact Liz Moran, Design Competitions Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.