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2021 IIDA Student Design Competition

The IIDA Student Design Competition celebrates the talent and fresh design ideas of interior design students throughout the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design program or institution. The competition provides emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and gain exposure in the interior design industry.

View the 2020 winning projects.


Entry Information

Review the official 2021 competition guidelines. All entrants must be graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in an interior design or architecture program at the time of the competition submission.

2021 Student Design Competition design brief

2020 IIDA Student Design Competition Project Showcase

2019 IIDA Student Design Competition Project Showcase


Important Dates

Submissions open: Monday, January 11, 2021

Submissions close: Monday February 15, 2021


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.

Prizes from OFS:
1st Place – $2,500
2nd Place – $1,500
3rd Place – $750

*Prizes to be split amongst team members for team submissions that win.

Winners will be announced in the Spring 2021 issue of QUAD, the IIDA student newsletter, and featured in DesignMatters and on the IIDA website.


Contact Information

For questions and more information, contact Clare Socker, design competitions manager, at


2020 Jury

Edwin A. Beltran, FIIDA

Edwin A Beltran
Amy Mays, IIDA
Amy Mays
Natalie Thomas
OFS and Carolina
Natalie Thom


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