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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.

Click here to view the design brief. Updated as of 9/02/15

Entry Information

Review the official 2015 competition guidelines.

Important Dates

Competition Opens - Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
Deadline to Enter – Monday, Feb. 1, 2016


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 2016 issue of QUAD, the IIDA student newsletter, and featured in DesignMatters and on the IIDA website.

Additional Information

To view previous winners, click here. For more information about the 2015 SDC please contact Liz Moran, Design Competitions Manager, at

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