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Interior Design Education Video Competition Winners Announced

IDEC partners with Interiors & Sources among other organizations to host contest


IDEC video competition winners

The winners of the 2010 Interior Design Education Video Competition were announced last month during the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.

IDEC partnered with the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), theCouncil for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID), and Interiors & Sources magazine to host the competition. More than 25 videos were submitted for consideration by a panel of judges from IDEC, AAHID, CIDA and NCIDQ.  Winning videos receive cash prizes along with recognition in an issue of Interiors & Sources magazine and on sponsoring organizations’ websites.

The winning video, submitted by a team of students from Louisiana State University, is titled “Interior Design & Healthcare.” Colette DeJean, Leigh Hardy, Ryan Weilenman, Sarah Tull and Alyse Lambert worked under the guidance of faculty advisor Danielle Johnson. Judges commented that the video was “very relevant, imaginative, informative,” and an “on target explanation of how professional interior design impacts healthcare.”

In second place was a video, produced by Ahmed Alawadhi from the University of Missouri – Columbia, is titled, “The Role of Accredited Healthcare Interior Designer.” This entry’s strong points were “it informs about interior design skills” and “reaches several audiences.”

The judges selected as the third place video a team effort by Radford University students Michelle Cleverdon, Laura Payne, Ashleigh Wilson, Kendra Travis, and Katie Childress working under faculty advisor Holly Cline. Judges praised this video for emphasizing design, targeting healthcare professionals, and being informative regarding interior design skills and experience.

The winning videos and other contest entries are online at

A recap of the IDEC Annual Conference is online at