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Student of the Year


The IIDA Student of the Year award recognizes an IIDA Student Member who has significantly impacted their school’s interior design program through outstanding leadership, insight, and involvement. 

Important Dates

Applications Open: October 2019
Applications Close: February 2020


The IIDA Student of the Year will receive:

  • $5,000 cash award sponsored by OFS Brands and a complimentary IIDA membership.
  • Round-trip airfare and three nights hotel stay in Chicago to attend NeoCon and participate in the events noted below.
  • A feature on the IIDA website and in Design Matters, the flagship e-newsletter of IIDA, and QUAD, the IIDA Student Member quarterly e-newsletter.

The recipient must be available to:

  • Attend the IIDA Annual Meeting in Chicago.
  • Participate in the IIDA Student Charette during NeoCon.
  • Attend the Student Charette Winners Reception.
  • Participate in the IIDA Career BootCamp during NeoCon.


Candidates must be an IIDA Student Member in good standing for a minimum of one year. 

Application Requirements

Review the required materials.


For more information, contact Ryan Ben, student engagement and advancement manager, at or 312.379.5175.


Thank You to Our Sponsor



2019 Student of the Year

Sydney Gunty

Sydney Gunty, Student IIDA

The 2019 Student of the Year Award recipient is Sydney Gunty, Student IIDA, interior design student at Purdue University.

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