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Wilsonart Essay Competition

Wilsonart Essay Competition

The Wilsonart Essay Competition recognizes IIDA Student members working towards an interior design degree with plans to pursue a career in the field. Only students participating in the Student Mentoring Program are eligible to enter the competition by submitting an original essay reflecting on their mentoring experience.

The winner will receive $1,000 courtesy of the Wilsonart Education Fund. Wilsonart will also provide roundtrip airfare and two-night hotel stay in Chicago during NeoCon. The student will also be featured on the IIDA website, the biweekly e-newsletter DesignMatters, and in the IIDA Student Member quarterly e-newsletter, QUAD.

Important Dates

The competition is closed. Check back in December for 2020 dates.

Entry Information

Review the official competition guidelines. Official entry information is also emailed to all Student Mentoring Program participants.

Contact

For questions or more information, contact Aisha Williams, senior director of industry relations & special events, at awilliams@iida.org.

 

2019 Wilsonart Essay Competition Winner

Dianne Engell

The Foundation Trustees are pleased to announce that Dianne Engell, Student IIDA, from El Centro College is the winner of of the 2019 Wilsonart Essay Competition and the recipient of the $1,000 cash award. In her winning essay, Engell shares her Student Mentoring Program experience at Gensler in Dallas, Texas.

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