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NEWH, Inc. is offering the $5,000 NEWH Harvey Nudelman scholarship sponsored by Fabricut
Contract & FR One and open to students pursuing a career objective in hospitality Interior Design.
The scholarship sponsor and recipient will be honored on during HD Expo on May 2, 2018 in Las
Vegas, Nevada. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the awards event (travel and
lodging provided). Applications must be received by December 4th, 2017.

Qualifying Criteria:

Enrolled student attending an accredited college/program

Must have completed half your total required credits/units/hours (undergrad degree) or be a graduate student

3.0 GPA (cumulative) or overall “B” average or grade percentage of 83% – 86% equivalent

Have financial need through college for current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies

Major and career objective within hospitality: Interior Design only

See application for additional submittal requirements

For More Information Click Here

Green Voice Design Competition.

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.


  • Interior Design or Architecture students; undergraduate (in a 4-year program) or graduate students (must be enrolled in an accredited college).

  • Students (2) may work together on a team submission (splitting the $7,500 scholarship if awarded); each student receiving paid airfare and lodging to the awards event.

  • Instructors may use competition as a class project evaluating all class projects and submit no more than (5) top projects for consideration (a submittal form must be included with each project).


Robert Bruce Thompson 2014 Student Light Fixture Design Competition

RBT Competition
Prizes will be awarded annually:

  • 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.


  • 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.

Submissions must  be uploaded by 11:59pm April 4, 2014.

How to Enter
For contest requirements, rules, and instructions, please visit 2014 Rules & Submission Instructions

Fifth Annual Durkan Design Contest Now Open!

It’s time to show off your design skills for the annual Durkan D*SCOVER design competitionDurkan has partnered with NEWH to bring a unique member 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, 2014.

DSCOVER 2014 - Durkan Design Competition

Design Within Reach Contest 2010

In effort to develop a real-life catalogue, Design Within Reach has announced a national contest open to all design professionals and students. They are asking for project photos from entrants who have specified their products for recent commercial, hospitality, or residential sites. All entries must be original work and incorporate items from the DWR line. The winner will receive a $10,000 gift card good for DWR products, star in a DWR Studio event, and be featured in the DWR catalog and website.

“At Design Within Reach, we celebrate the modern aesthetic,” said CEO and president John Edelman. “We know our customers are inspired by looking at our catalogs. Now is their chance to have their designed spaces actually appear in our catalog and website.”

Visit the contest site for official rules and entry form. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on April 30, 2010.

Student Design Competition with La Cienega Design Quarter

To keep with 2010’s theme “Legends of La Cienega Celebrate Hollywood” students are being asked to design a room of their choice in a residential or commercial space that represents their vision for a certain film or television series or genre. (Examples given are the lobby of the Bates Motel, or Faye Dunaway’s living room in Mommie Dearest, or a kitchek for a particular sitcom, etc). Entries must be submitted by 6pm on Friday, April 30th to Paul Templeman-Holmes, Baker Furniture, 360 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (you may email him at paul.templeman-holmes@kohler.com)

Students will need to produce two boards (at minimum) that show a rendered floor plan, elevations, furniture selections, and materials choices. Extra boards are certainly welcome if you wish to enhance the overall presentation. This project may be worked on in groups of up to 3 people. You may also seek assistance from LCDQ members regarding samples and tear sheets.

The winner will be chosen by five renowned designers and will receive press for their project in Elle Decor! The finalists work will be on display from Thursday May 6th to Monday May 10th with the winner being chose on Saturday, May 8th.



Reminder: Scholarships & Contests

Updated 3: 15pm.

We want to remind you all that there are several scholarship & awards opportunities available!

The ML2/GenuineDesign.com scholarship, the Kravet Your Room contest, the NEWH Sustainable Spa competition, AIA/LA’s Restaurant Design Awards and the F3 Awards all have deadlines approaching. Click on the links above for further information. We encourage you all to enter these as it’s a great way to earn recognition in the design community, and to possibly receive prize money in the process!


Traditional Home & Kravet – Design Contest! (Updated)

We have just received the following announcement from Traditional Home Magazine:

Traditional Home and Kravet would like to invite all interior design students to participate in an interior design contest! This contest will give students a chance to showcase their talent and creativity as well as have the chance to win great prizes!
• One Grand Prize Winner will receive their winning design featured in Traditional Home magazine, a Kravet Smart chair with Kravet Smart fabric (valued at $2,400) and a $100 American Express Giftcard
• Five Honorable Mentions will have their designs featured on TraditionalHome.com and will each receive a $100 American Express Giftcard

*CLICK to enlarge*

This is not an opportunity to miss!

The contest will be open from Feb 1 – April 15th. The contest website will go live January 15th (www.traditionalhome.com/kravet). That site will explain to students instructions on how to upload their room designs to the website, official rules, give students room templates and link to Kravet websites for product images. Judging will take place in May when one winner and 5 honorable mentions will be announced.”

So, get to it Arc_ID students! Let’s show them how talented you are.


Interiors Awards: Reminder

Arc_ID would like to remind students about the31st Annual Interiors Awards sponsored by Contract Magazine! Students are encouraged to enter and may receive the discounted entry fee of only $75. More details follow:

What to enter:
Any interior design project occupied/open for business after January 1, 2008. Older projects will be disqualified. Previous publication is acceptable. There are 15 different categories, and a $200 entry fee (for first project, $175 for subsequent projects)

If you win:
You and your client will be honored at the 31st Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast in New York City in January 2010. Winners are expected to attend. Your project will also be published in the January 2010 Design Awards issue of Contract magazine.
Note: Winners will be notified by October 20, 2009, and will be asked to provide images—including professional-quality transparencies or high resolution electronic images of their projects, as well as drawings and renderings—for publication and use at the Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast in January 2010. Non-winning entries will be returned only if accompanied by a postage-paid envelope.

Deadlines & Address:
Entries must be received by September 25, 2009,
at the offices of Contract magazine:
770 Broadway, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10003

For full instructions on how to enter download the entry form at: www.contractmagazine.com

External Links: Dwell and Interior Design Mag

Interior Design Magazine has an interesting article on the new directions Ethan Allen interiors are taking, from custom made products, their new design center in Las Vegas, and partnerships with independent designers. You can read the entire article here.

Dwell Magazine‘s Reburbia contest is in it’s final voting stages and they want your opinion on the final 20 contestants.
From their website: The selected finalists range from practical to fantastical—sci-fi scenarios interspersed with ideas that could be implemented today. We’ve got McMansion mods, sprawl repair kits, second lives for swimming pools and more.

Check out all twenty and cast your vote today! While all of you make your decisions for the Reader’s Choice award, our distinguished panel of judges will be reviewing the top 20 as well, working to select one Grand Prize winner to receive $1000 cash. The Reader’s Choice winner, Grand Prize winner, and two runners-up will be featured in Dwell’s December 2009/January 2010 issue, as well as on the Dwell, Inhabitat, and Reburbia websites.

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