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Student Design Competition Guidelines


Who Should Enter

This competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.

School projects already completed may be reinterpreted and/or edited to meet the requirements of this competition. If the school project was completed as a group, all members must agree in writing to enter the reinterpreted and/or edited project, and all members must be listed as participants on the entry form.

Submission Requirements

Your project must be submitted digitally through the competition website. Submission to the website will be open from Monday January 11, 2021 to Monday February 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Central. We recommend working on submissions prior to these dates.

Each submission must include the following:

  1. Project/Contact Info (entry form)
    • Participant name(s)
    • Member ID (if a current member)
    • Project title
    • Contact info
    • 500-word project description outlining why your concept demonstrates the best solution for the Digestive Health Clinic
  2. Two (2) 24” x 36” digital presentation board in PDF format, one for partial renovation and one for full renovation, sized between 3MB and 10MB, each containing:
    • One (1) dimensioned floor plan drawn to scale
    • One (1) furniture and materials plan
      • You may combine the dimensioned floor plan and furniture plans.
    • One (1) reflected ceiling plan, created with the assumption that the ceiling is a blank slate
    • Two to four (2-4) renderings of the completed space
    • Two (2) additional drawings of the space, which can be an elevation, perspective, isometric, axonometric, or orthographic drawing
    • Additional elements to convey the overall concept including, but not limited to, furniture and fixture specifications, color palettes, wall sections, electrical plans, schedules, additional renderings, etc.
    • File name: SDC + initials + year_board (SDCLHH2021_board.pdf)
  3. Individual JPG file submissions of the ten to twelve (10-12) required drawings/renderings outlined above saved as:
    • JPG format
    • RGB color mode
    • 8.5” x 11” minimum dimensions
    • 150 minimum dpi resolution (300 dpi preferred)
    • File size between 1MB and 10MB
    • File name: SDC + initials + year_number (SDCLHH2021_1.jpg)

NOTE: Do not place your name or other identifying information on your board or you may be disqualified.


Entry Fees

Individual Entries
IIDA Student Members: $25 
Non-members: $50

Team Entries - (up to five (5) students per team)
IIDA Student Members: $40 (at least one student on the team must be an IIDA Student Member)
Non-members: $80

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