We are excited to share that the Emerging Professionals Design Competition, sponsored by Dunn-Edwards Paints, is now accepting submissions! The design competition is open to all eligible students nationwide. With beginner and advanced levels in both residential and commercial design categories plus an Early Bird Sweepstakes for those who submit early, there are various prizes up for grabs.
Submissions are due by August 7th, or to be an Early Bird, submit by June 19th.
More details and submission instructions are available HERE
The theme of this year’s competition is influenced by the UN Sustainable Development Goal #11 and Dunn-Edwards Corporation’s social responsibility pillars of economic, social, and environmental well-being. The competition is centered on the idea of sustainability and connecting to the earth, together as one global community. Together, we can rethink design skills through a prism of technological development and upcycling to develop a new experimental style that does not harm but heals. An appreciation for nature brings with it a newfound desire to know where our products come from, and the processes used to make them. And therefore, the color, Art and Craft (DET682), will anchor your design.
Join us again in person this year at Helms Bakery District to view exemplary student projects from 19 unique architecture and design programs throughout California, to celebrate the diversity of architectural philosophy, and encourage conversation around our central theme of Community. 2×8 is an annual non-profit program that functions as a student exhibition and scholarship fund, and design competition. It was formed with the intention of introducing student work to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. In order to celebrate the academic diversity of within California, 2×8 invites a broad range of programs from across the state to participate and presents students an opportunity to receive scholarships at the opening reception and ceremony. The opening reception is free to attend and open to all.
This year, 2×8:Assemblies will present over $25,000 in scholarship awards through our annual scholarship program, raised from community members in the AEC industry. As in past years, a respected jury will evaluate the submitted student projects and award prizes based on merit. The final prize values will result directly from the total of our fundraising efforts.
Each year the exhibition is given a unique name and theme, and we encourage the schools to choose work that represents that theme. This year’s theme regards the dialogue surrounding Community in Los Angeles and other urban centers across the country in the face of Covid and all things socially distant. The name, 2×8:Assemblies, refers to a group or community of people, and also to the process of building where disparate parts become a whole. Students submit presentation materials and 3d models that respond to the theme with innovative solutions. The student projects are integrated into an immersive experience which will allow the public to experience the work in an exhibition format with augmented reality 3d model visualization. Participating schools are free to interpret the theme and name as they wish, and are encouraged to select projects that illustrate the strengths and goals of their program.
This will be an indoor-outdoor event. Proof of vaccination is required to enter.
We ask that all guests use the complimentary valet parking inside the interior parking garage located adjacent to the Helms Design Center, just west of the Danish Design Store showroom. The address for the parking garage is 8711 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
The 2021 Emerging Professionals Program Student Design Competition, hosted and sponsored by Dunn-Edwards is intended to encourage, recognize and reward students who are training for careers as design professionals.
Using Dunn-Edwards Color of the Year, Wild Blue Yonder (DE5855), to anchor the designs, entrants must address a specific need for a hypothetical client. Advanced tier entrants submit a mood board, renderings and written description. Beginner tier entrants submit a mood board and written description.
The 1st place winners will receive national recognition through a feature in Dunn-Edwards specs + spaces, acknowledgment on social media, and will bring home $3,000 in cash. Winners will also be selected for 2nd and 3rd place to receive cash prizes. The beginner tier winners will receive a $100 Dunn-Edwards gift card. The first 5 entrants will receive an early bird prize of an InstaColor® iD
This student design competition is launched through our Emerging Professionals Program “EPP”. EPP partners with student designers to provide industry knowledge & skills enhancement opportunities. Programming includes tailored in-person or virtual class presentations, annual design competitions, relevant articles, and tools, like the Paint 101 – Essential Handbook for All Professionals and shadowing experiences (Post-Covid).
LCDQ (La Cienega Design Quarter) is pleased to announce #LCDQStrong Virtual Design Summit on May 5, 2021. Everyone is invited to view the virtual panel discussions and conversations and have the opportunity to chat with top design professionals from L.A. to London.
As part of the event, LCDQ is offering the LCDQ Scholarships to UCLA Extension Architecture & Interior Design students. The competition awards will be cash prizes for first, second, and third place. This award is funded by a kitchen appliance sponsor, that will be announced at a later time, as well as how the competition will be judged.
For the LCDQ Scholarships, we’re inviting student designers to createvirtual window renderings on the theme LOOKING FORWARD. Students will submit a hand-drawn, colored illustration or a computer rendering or a hybrid, using at least five items from one of the LCDQ showrooms (listed here).
Open to current UCLA Extension Architecture & Interior Design and Master of Interior Architecture students
A 11 x 17 sized horizontal rendering. If you are going to paint, draw, illustrate, a 20 x 30 wide format will be fine as that can be resized to 11.333 x 17 wide.
A mood board showing showcasing the brand and the showrooms where 5 of the products in the window are from
* LOOKING FORWARD in 2021 THEME: What are YOU Looking Forward to? Gatherings of family and friends? Going to museums? A fabulous dinner party? Travel? As a theme, LOOKING FORWARD can mean something different to each person. It’s an expectant feeling, an excitement of good things to come. A progressive march toward happier and freer times. An open and positive outlook on life. We want to capture the feeling and desire of LOOKING FORWARD in 2021, and we invite you to participate in this movement!
Hospitality Design (HD) is partnering once again with West Elm for the third annual HD/West Elm Student Product Design Competition. Current students and those who have been out of school for up to a year are eligible to enter the contest. The deadline to enter is April 5th!
This year, the competition is focused on designing a family of lighting intended for hospitality and commercial spaces. The winning designer will receive a $5,000 prize from West Elm and have their product produced by West Elm.
Light fixtures should be aesthetically neutral enough to fit in multiple environments, yet have a distinct design perspective and seamlessly blend into the West Elm vernacular. The collection should consist of a mix of hard-wired and portable pieces including:
A hard-wired sconce (Sconces should protrude no more than 4 inches from the wall to meet ADA requirements)
The 2020 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge is now open for entries! This design challenge is a professional competition that celebrates excellence in interior design by students in both residential and commercial categories. The winners will also be published in the Sherwin-Williams magazine, digital magazine, and online platforms. In the past, some winners have moved on to have internships with the judges. All the rules and instructions are on HERE! It is incredibly simple!!
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
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!