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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: Monday, October 29, 2018
Applications Close: Friday, February 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. Central


The 2019 IIDA Student of the Year will receive:

  • $5,000 cash award sponsored by OFS Brands and a complimentary IIDA membership for 2020.
  • Round-trip airfare and three nights hotel stay in Chicago to attend NeoCon 2019 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 on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Chicago.
  • Participate in the IIDA Student Charette during NeoCon on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
  • Attend the Student Charette Winners Reception on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
  • Participate in the IIDA Career BootCamp during NeoCon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.


Candidates must be an IIDA Student Member in good standing for a minimum of one year with a join date of January 1, 2018, or earlier. 

Application Requirements

Review the materials required for the 2019 application.


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


Thank You to Our Sponsor



2018 Student of the Year

Allison Brown

Allison Brown, Student IIDA 

The 2018 Student of the Year Award recipient is Allison Brown, a senior in the interior design program at Utah State University, president of the university's IIDA Campus Center, and member of the Intermountain Chapter.

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