Hospitality Design Magazine & West Elm student product design competition is here! The winning designer will receive a $5,000 prize and have their product produced by West Elm. In addition, they will be featured in the June 2020 issue of Hospitality Design Magazine and be honored at the HD Awards ceremony on June 3rd, 2020 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York. Entry deadline March 6, 2020! Read competition overview HERE & competition rules HERE!
Canstruction is a long-running international design competition between architects, engineers and design teams, that build sculptures out of non-perishable food items. Now in Santa Monica it’s a festive affair that challenges teams to “out creative” each other, involves the community in judging and participation, and benefits local food banks!
This year’s theme is, “It’s All Fun and Games at the Beach”. Awards will be given in the following categories:
Best original design
Structures will be on display and open to the public from Nov 3-16, 2019 at Water Garden 1620 26th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
For more information click HERE!
Join forces with participating PDC professionals to create presentation boards that capture the spirit of a “Well-Lived Life”. A student awards reception will take place on Fall Market Day (Thursday, September 26) where top designs can win prizes that include an Arc+ID class!For more information or to be matched with a PDC showroom please contact Eleanor Schrader at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 11th. Check out some student competition success stories HERE! and learn more about the PDC Fall Market HERE!
“Notre-Dame holds a special place in my heart,” says architect Rogerio Carvalheiro
Arc+ID instructor Rogerio Carvalheiro shares his inspiration and process behind his unique holographic Notre-Dame competition design. His stunning work was selected to the finalist category (top 6 of over 200 entries from 56 countries!) and a book featuring finalist designs will be published soon. Read his GoArchitect interview HERE and check out his design submission HERE
Congratulations to Rogerio!
Design & Win a $7,500 Scholarship!
The NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. Our sponsors have generously donated the awards – one to the winning undergraduate student and one to the winning graduate student with airfare/lodging to the awards event at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Entries due January 3, 2020. Apply Now!
With $110,000 IN TOTAL PRIZE WINNINGS and over 50 ways to WIN, the odds are in your favor!
STUDENT CONCEPT KITCHEN REQUIREMENTS –
Design an exceptional kitchen space, that is both functional and beautiful, for a hypothetical client. Kitchen should be a minimum of 200 square feet with a maximum budget of $250,000. Only individual students (no teams) may enter the Contest online during the Entry Period.
The kitchen design must include at least three (3) primary Thermador appliances within the Cooking, Refrigeration & Dishwasher categories. Additional Thermador appliances are encouraged
Renderings should be submitted as high-res .jpg files and can be no larger than 20 MB.
Write a narrative (max 3,000 characters) to provide background information about your hypothetical client, objectives, design challenges, etc.
The NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. Our sponsors have generously donated the awards – one to the winning undergraduate student and one to the winning graduate student with airfare/lodging to the awards event at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada provided.
Now open! 2019 – 2020 NEWH Green Voice Design Competition
- Interior Design or Architecture students only; undergraduate (in a 4-year program) or graduate students attending an accredited college.
- Up to (2) students majoring in Interior Design or Architecture (only) may work together as a team. If awarded, students would split the $7,500 scholarship. Each student would receive paid travel and lodging to the awards event.
- Winner(s) must be able to attend the awards event with travel/lodging provided. The event is held in May annually at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. If unable to attend the awards event, the student may select (1) college representative to attend on their behalf.
Competition criteria changes annually. Students must execute a dynamic, creative, cutting edge design utilizing the very best products and technologies which encompass sustainable topics such as: site selection, water efficiency, energy conservation, products/materials, and indoor environmental quality. In addition to the physical aspects of design, the functional daily use of the space and how the occupants can operate the facility in a sustainable manner such as encouraging recycling and reuse, water and energy conservation to create a truly sustainable concept. All work must be student’s original work. In addition to the criteria, all submissions are judged on their professional appearance by a panel of industry judges. See full criteria for complete project requirements.
- $7,500 undergraduate scholarship
- $7,500 graduate scholarship
To receive the scholarship, you must be a currently enrolled student with past, current or upcoming debt through your college for tuition or program approved books/supplies. Awarded scholarship funds are payable to and mailed directly to student’s college (only). If a graduate student is not selected, due to project criteria not being met, the graduate scholarship funds will be given to the interiors program of the winning undergraduate recipient’s school, and vice versa. The interiors program may utilize the award to enhance the educational needs or materials of the design studio. A school representative must be able to attend the award presentation. Scholarship awards are generously donated by NEWH Friends of Green Voice sponsors.
HD/West Elm Student Product Design Competition
Deadline has been extended to May 3rd, 2019
West Elm has partnered with Hospitality Design (HD) magazine on the inaugural Student Product Design Competition. Earlier this year, West Elm launched a collection of restaurant tables targeting the hospitality industry. These tables offer a series of material options for bases and tops. The competition is focused on designing a new chair and bar/counter stools to add to the collection.
The chair does not have to match the tables in the collection. The chair should be able to sit with the tables easily and work in both casual and more formal environment. It should be aesthetically neutral to fit into the West Elm assortment but also offer something new to the range.
The chair should have a metal frame/legs with a wood and/or upholstered seat. No plastics should be used. Through a series of color and finish options, the chair should be able to be integrated into various styles of décor. Attention should be paid to West Elm’s own palette of materials and colors and these should be incorporated into the chair.
The chair should have an 18-inch seat height and enough back support to sit comfortably for a couple of hours. The chair can also have variations such as side and arm versions and must also easily be adapted into a bar and counter stool. Ideally, the chair would be able to be stacked for storage.
Finally, the chair should retail around $149-199.
All entries must be submitted online—we will not be accepting hard copies of entries.
Step 1. Read the rules page before getting started with your entry
The rules page explains how to enter, cost of entry, and the categories for this competition.
Step 2. Create a login that will save all your entry information
Once you create a login, you can begin uploading your entry info. You will be able to save it and come back at a later time to finish the process if necessary. To access the entry form you must first create a login. Once you create a login, you will arrive on part one of the entry form—the rules page. You will be required to certify that you have read and understood the rules document before you move on to the entry form.
Step 3. Fill out the entry form
The entry form is split into three parts. The first part is to read and certify the rules page. On the second part, you will input the project description, project details, etc. The third part you will upload all project images to the system.
Step 4. Pay for your entry
Entry fees are $40. Payment is accepted with a Paypal account, or with a credit/debit card (through Paypal’s website).
Contest judges include a panel of hospitality industry professionals, including West Elm president Alex Bellos and Paulo Kos, vice president of design, West Elm Contract Furniture.
Winners and finalists will be honored at the HD Awards ceremony to be held on June 5th, 2019 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York. In addition, the winning project will be manufactured by West Elm and published in the June 2019 issue of Hospitality Design magazine.
LCDQ LEGENDS PRESENTS:
“Setting a Legendary Table”
Hosted by Mehraban Rugs
DEADLINE: Friday, May 3
Each student conceives an imaginary dinner party whereby they can invite one or two interior designers, either living or deceased. The student will prepare a visual presentation board (or boards) that illustrates what the design theme of the party will look like, keeping in mind the iconic look(s) of the chosen designer(s).
In addition to the visual presentation, the student will prepare a brief written component to provide a backdrop to the student’s visualization of the theme of the party. The written statement should be approximately 300 words, detailing who would the student choose as their guest(s) and why?
- Presented to Patrick Dragonette, President
- By Rocky LaFleur, Eleanor Schrader, and Shepard Vineburg
- Award ceremony and celebration accompanied by breakfast.
Judging and Awards:
Three judges to be chosen from LCDQ members.
Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
1st place: UCLA Extension Arc_ID class (worth up to $935); Merhaban Kilim rug worth $1,500; design books
2nd place: UCLA Extension Arc_ID class (worth up to $935); design books
3rd place: design books
For questions and entries, contact Eleanor Schrader: