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IIDA Student Design Competition (SDC) 2023
October 12, 2022 - February 20, 2023
This competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program. Entrants must currently be enrolled at the time of submission. 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. Participants can enter individually, or as a team with a maximum of five (5) team members.
The competition will open Monday January 9, 2023, it is advised that you begin the application and project before that date.
All submissions must be submitted electronically, no hard copy submissions will be accepted. To enter a project into this competition, you will need to prepare and submit the following:
Your contact information including participant name(s), member ID (if applicable), address, phone number, and email
Please submit one (1) 24” x 36” digital presentation board in PDF format with a file size between 3MB and 10MB and containing the following:
One (1) dimensioned floor plan drawn to scale
Please submit individual images of the 10-12 images outlined above. All images should be submitted in JPG or JPEG format with a file size between 2MB and 10MB. Take note of the following additional guidelines:
Images should be saved in RGB color mode with a minimum 150 dpi (300 dpi is preferred)
The winning design projects will be selected by a jury of design professionals. Submissions are judged on excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, and function as well as the suitability of the design solution to the project challenge and the successful integration of the elements of design.
Winners will be announced Spring 2023, and will be featured on IIDA.org, in the spring 2023 issue of QUAD, and DesignMatters newsletters. OFS provides the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners with a financial prize of $2,500, $1,500, and $750 respectively. Winners will also receive official digital assets, including competition winner logos for self-promotion, coverage and mention on IIDA’s social media accounts, and in an official press release distributed to leading industry outlets and media partners.
Individual Entries Fee
✤ IIDA Student Members: 35 USD
✤ Non-members: 60 USD
Team Entries Fee
✤ IIDA Student Members: 50 USD (at least one student on the team must be an IIDA Member)
✤ Non-members: 90 USD