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Robert Bruce Thompson 2016 Student Light Fixture Design Competition

RBT Competition

Awards

  • First Prize: The Thompson Prize is a cash award of $5,000, plus a trophy.
  • Second Prize: The Award of Distinction is a cash award of $2,500, plus a plaque.
  • Third Prize: The Award of Merit is a cash award of $1,000, plus a plaque.
  • Special Citations: A Special Citation is a cash award of $500, plus a plaque.

Eligibility

  • Entrants must be full time students, enrolled in an accredited academic degree program in the United States. Approved programs include architectural engineering programs, architecture programs, interior design programs, theater, or industrial design programs. Because of the high level of competition, it is recommended that entrants be undergraduate seniors or graduate students.
  • Only individuals may apply. Group projects are not acceptable.
  • The fixture must be designed within the past year and while the entrant is a student.
  • A faculty member at the student’s school must sponsor the application.

Deadline
Online submissions must be uploaded by 11:59pm April 1, 2016.

How to Enter
For contest requirements, rules, and instructions, please visit 2016 Rules & Submission Instructions

Durkan D*SCOVER Design Competition 2016 – Now Accepting Entries!

It’s time again to show off your design skills for the annual Durkan D*SCOVER design competitionDurkan has partnered with NEWH to bring a unique members-only opportunity. In lieu of entry fees, you simply must be a student member of NEWH.

The Grand Prize for this competition is a $2,500 NEWH scholarship from Durkan and a trip to Las Vegas for the HD Expo show to receive award. Second Place will receive $1000 and a trip to Las Vegas for the HD Expo show to receive award. Third Place receives $500, Fourth Place receives $300, and the Fifth Place contestant receives $200. All winning student designs will be on display at the Durkan booth. Durkan will promote and catalog winning designs.

Click here–or on the image below–for more information about entry and design requirements!

Entries must be postmarked by Friday, February 26, 2016.

Discover Durkan Scholarship 2016

Apply Now! $4,000 NEWH Product Design Competition Scholarship sponsored by Symmons

NEWH Product Design Competition Scholarship sponsored by Symmons Feb 4, 2016NEWH, Inc. is offering the NEWH Product Design Competition sponsored by Symmons to students who are pursuing careers affiliated in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture. The winning $4,000 scholarship recipient will be honored at HD Expo in Las Vegas May 4-6, 2016 (date and time to be announced). The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with paid airfare and lodging provided by Symmons & NEWH.

NEWH Product Design Competition Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
  • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
  • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2016
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be pursuing a career objective in the area of the Hospitality Industry in Hospitality Interior Design or Architecture
  • Must submit faucet design criteria requirements; see application for details

Deadline: February 4, 2016

Students can attach a separate sheet indicating special circumstances or needs. Students are encouraged to supply all necessary information to assist us in selecting the most worthy candidate. Students do not need to be a member to apply however, students and full-time educators can join NEWH for free. Membership offers endless networking and educational opportunities, online career network and more. Please email nicole.crawford@newh.org any department changes so our contact details stay current.

Return items by email: newh.scholarship@newh.org

Mailing address for transcript/letters: NEWH, Inc., PO BOX 322 Shawano, WI 54166

Questions?

Email: newh.scholarship@newh.org
Phone: 800.593.6394

Click here for the scholarship application!

 

Scholarship Opportunity: NEWH Sustainable Hospitality Design Competition!

SustainableDesignCompetitionNEWH is proud to host the tenth annual Sustainable Design Competition scholarship. The NEWH Sustainable Design Competition will provide students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. The competition guidelines change year to year. Current guidelines can be found on our website www.newh.org.

 

Click here for more information and for application forms.

 

Application Deadline: 

Applications must be completed by DECEMBER 18, 2015 and returned by these methods:

BY MAIL: NEWH, Inc. P.O. Box 322, Shawano, WI 54166
BY FAX: 800.693.NEWH (6394)
BY EMAIL: newh.scholarship@newh.org

Scholarship Award:

$5000 Primary Scholarship Award to an Undergraduate Student
$5000 Secondary Scholarship Award to a Graduate Student

Eligibility:

This competition is open to all interior design students (Junior level and above) attending an accredited program.  Program must be minimum 4-year program or graduate program. Instructors may use the competition as a class project. Instructors need to evaluate class work and submit no more than five of the best projects for consideration.

 

Sustainable Hospitality Design Competition

The Story of Leslie Shapiro Joyal and the Happy Accident that led her to Success!

profile imageEverybody’s path in life is unique and can be full of unforgettable experiences. For UCLA Extension Architecture & Interior Design alum, Leslie Shapiro Joyal, those experiences started with a happy accident.

At an early age, Leslie was determined to become a successful painter—that is, until she accidentally stumbled upon design during her education at community college. “The drawing class I applied for was not open,” she recalls, “and my only option was a design composition class.” This “happy accident” ultimately led her to the Architecture & Interior Design program at UCLA Extension. The schedule was demanding and projects were challenging, but the experiences Leslie had during her education were priceless. “I had the opportunity to work with some of Los Angeles’ design luminaries – including interior designer Kerry Joyce, textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen, and gallery owner Mark Krasne.

After graduating in 1991, she was hired as design assistant to modernist architect Frank Israel. It was in this studio that she felt her sensibilities evolve. Only a few years later, she opened her own interior design company shapiro joyal studio, which also features some of her custom designed furniture pieces.

To add to her list of amazing life experiences, Leslie was chosen to participate on the hit HGTV reality show Ellen’s Design Challenge, created by Ellen DeGeneres. When she received a random email from her casting agency inviting her to apply to a reality show about furniture designers, she glanced at it for a second, deleted it, but then thought “why not” and resurrected it from email trash. After tons of interviews and paperwork, Leslie finally received the news that she would be competing on live TV among five other designers for a chance to win $100,000 and the opportunity to see their work featured in HGTV Magazine. Unfortunately, Leslie was eliminated early, but just being recognized for her talent, being selected among hundreds of other applicants, and having the opportunity to compete was, as Leslie put it, “truly one of the highlights of my career.”

We asked Leslie to share some advice based of her life experiences. Here’s her insightful tips:

  1. Be prepared. There will, absolutely, be a moment in your career that is a potential game changer. Be ready for it. Keep taking classes, and keep meeting people. Connections are your biggest asset. You will learn things from people you like, and people you don’t like, and through those experiences you will form your own voice.
  2. Be courageous! Walk head first into what scares you. In 1985, I went to a showroom on a field trip that I fell in love with. I knew I had to work there. I waited until the tour was over, pulled the owner aside, and begged him to give me an interview. I got the job and on my first day, right before the elevator doors opened, I took a deeeeep breath and walked into the next chapter of my life.
  3. Be YOU! My final piece of advice, and I know how cliché it sounds, but it is true for me. Listen to your inner voice. Let you be you. You may be doubted, and you may be told that your ways are wrong. Stand your ground! As artists, you are the rule breakers, and you are the ones that change the paradigm. Own and unleash your artistic spirit so that others can benefit from it. What is often misunderstood at first usually becomes the beloved. Don’t be afraid to be different, and let your inner sense guide the way.

Below, enjoy a collection of images from Leslie’s career as a designer and (brief) career as a reality TV star:

Platinum winner - Awards for Design Excellence. The ADEX Awards is the Largest and most prestigious awards competition in the architecture and design industry.

Platinum winner – Awards for Design Excellence. The ADEX Awards is the Largest and most prestigious awards competition in the architecture and design industry.

Risser Nesting Tables

Risser Nesting Tables

Interior Design by Leslie on Kings Road

Competitors on the HGTV reality show Ellen's Design Challenge

Competitors on the HGTV reality show Ellen’s Design Challenge

As seen on Ellen's Design Challenge, designer Leslie Shapiro Joyal (left) and lead carpenter David Sheinkopf (right)  team up to create unique furniture designs.

As seen on Ellen’s Design Challenge, designer Leslie Shapiro Joyal (left) and lead carpenter David Sheinkopf (right) team up to create unique furniture designs.

 

To see Leslie’s full collection, click here.

To see more images from the HGTV show Ellen’s Design Challenge, click here.

We are so grateful to have Leslie share her exciting adventures with us! If you have a success story, we want to hear about it! Click here.

 

Robert Bruce Thompson 2015 Student Light Fixture Design Competition

RBT Competition

Awards

  • First Prize: The Thompson Prize is a cash award of $5,000, plus a trophy.
  • Second Prize: The Award of Distinction is a cash award of $2,500, plus a plaque.
  • Third Prize: The Award of Merit is a cash award of $1,000, plus a plaque.
  • Special Citations: A Special Citation is a cash award of $500, plus a plaque.

Eligibility

  • Entrants must be full time students, enrolled in an accredited academic degree program in the United States. Approved programs include architectural engineering programs, architecture programs, interior design programs, theater, or industrial design programs. Because of the high level of competition, it is recommended that entrants be undergraduate seniors or graduate students.
  • Only individuals may apply. Group projects are not acceptable.
  • The fixture must be designed within the past year and while the entrant is a student.
  • A faculty member at the student’s school must sponsor the application.

Deadline
Submissions must be uploaded by 11:59pm on April 3, 2015.

How to Enter
For contest requirements, rules, and instructions, please visit 2015 Rules & Submission Instructions

17th Annual SoCal Student Lighting Competition – Register Today!

You’re invited to join us for the 17th Annual SoCal Student Lighting Competition!

This year the Design Lighting Forum (DLF) challenges lighting, interior design, architecture, or engineering students to design and build a children’s bedside table lamp utilizing two different lamps for a high and low setting.

Entry into this competition is free – but limited to students currently enrolled in a design program. There are over $4,000 in cash money prizes available for the winning projects. Be sure to download the competition brochure, and then head on over the registration page to enter the competition.

REGISTER FOR COMPETITION

DOWNLOAD COMPETITION MATERIALS

TIMELINE
Registration Deadline: April 26, 2015
Competition & Judging: May 13, 2015
– Fixture Drop Off: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
– Private Judging Session: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
– Reception: 6:00pm
– Final Student Presentations: 7:00pm

LOCATION
Double Tree Hilton Ballroom
888 Montebello Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770
Hotel Phone: (323) 722-8800

CONTACT INFORMATION
Jeremy Windle
Designers Lighting Forum
949-751-5940
jwindle@studiok1.com

Durkan D*SCOVER Design Competition 2015 – Now Accepting Entries!

It’s time again to show off your design skills for the annual Durkan D*SCOVER design competitionDurkan has partnered with NEWH to bring a unique members-only opportunity. In lieu of entry fees, you simply must be a student member of NEWH.

The Grand Prize for this competition is a $2,500 NEWH scholarship from Durkan and a trip to Las Vegas for the HD Expo show to receive award. Second Place will receive $1000 and a trip to Las Vegas for the HD Expo show to receive award. Third Place receives $500, Fourth Place receives $300, and the Fifth Place contestant receives $200. All winning student designs will be on display at the Durkan booth. Durkan will promote and catalog winning designs.

Click here–or on the image below–for more information about entry and design requirements!

Entries must be postmarked by Saturday, February 15, 2015.

Durkan Design Competition 2015

2015 NEWH Scholarship Opportunity: $4,000 Symmons Smart Scholarship Design Competition

NEWH, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry, is offering the Symmons Smart Scholarship Award to students who are pursuing careers affiliated in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture.

 

SYMMONS SMART SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS:

Deadline: January 26th, 2015

Completed applications must be sent by email to newh.scholarship@newh.org or mailed to:
NEWH, Inc.
PO BOX 322
Shawano, WI 54166

Scholarship Award: $4,000
The scholarship winner will be presented their scholarship award at HD Expo in Las Vegas, May 2015 (date and location to be announced). The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation, (airfare and lodging provided).

Qualifications:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
  • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
  • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2015
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be pursuing a career objective in the area of the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture

Contact:
Email: newh.scholarship@newh.org
Phone: 800.593.6394
Fax: 800.693.6394

More information:
Students are encouraged to supply all necessary information to assist us in selecting the most worthy candidates. Students do not need to be a member to apply however, students and full-time educators can join NEWH for free. Membership offers endless networking and educational opportunities, online career network and more.

NEWH, Inc. also offers on a National level, the Sustainable Design Competition Scholarship and ICON Scholarship. Visit the NEWH website for details www.newh.org (click on EDUCATION).

Click here to print the Scholarship Application

 

 

Three of our Master’s students will be competing in this year’s IIDA Young Designer Spotlight Competition!

Congratulations to the Arc+ID Master’s students, Jae Eon Chung, Tiffany Liang, and Mia Yamada for being selected to compete in the annual IIDA Student Design Exhibition! This event gives young designers an opportunity to meet professionals and industry leaders and it gives the design community a chance to see the work of emerging design students. Join industry professionals and a distinguished panel of jurors as the exhibits will be judged for First, Second, Third Place and People’s Choice Prizes.

We are excited to have such talented students display their work and represent the UCLA Extension/Cal Poly Pomona Master’s program at this design exhibition! Congratulations again and good luck!

If you would like to attend the 2014  Student Design Exhibition, please RSVP here.
This event is free.