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IDEC Announces Video Competition


INDIANAPOLIS – The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) has partnered with the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID), and Interiors & Sources magazine to host the 2010 Interior Design Education Video Competition.

The international competition—open to interior design students, interior design educators and interior design practitioners—calls for the creation of a short video that will demonstrate the importance of established interior design education and examination standards.

This year’s video theme is: “How is the public’s health, safety and welfare protection enhanced by the skills of fully prepared health care interior design practitioners.”

This competition has been established to change the current perception of interior design—demonstrating that interior designers are well educated, examined and skilled.

“Increasing the voice of interior design by not one, but hundreds of designers is monumental to the advancement of the profession,” says IDEC executive director Jeffrey Beachum. “Now students, educators and practitioners all have the chance to define the profession and demonstrate their view of interior design and the importance of education and examination to them.”

The videos will be reviewed by a panel of judges from IDEC, NCIDQ, CIDA and AAHID. Three winners will be announced and each will receive a cash prize, a certificate of achievement, an opportunity to have his or her video hosted on IDEC, NCIDQ, CIDA and AAHID’s websites, as well as recognition in Interiors & Sources magazine.

All videos must be completed and uploaded to the IDEC website by February 1, 2011. For more information on the contest and instructions on how to submit a video, visit

Simon Chung of Hong Kong Polytechnic University produced last year’s winning video, demonstrating how the interior design profession protects the safety and health of the population by building safe structures. The three 2009 winning videos are also online at

The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) is an international organization with the mission of advancing interior design education, scholarship and service. Founded in 1963, IDEC has more than 750 members. For more information, go to