The 2015-2016 I Like Design Contest

Enter now!

We’re shaking things up! You all know by now that our I Like Design competition gives students the chance to utilize the greatest (and FREE!) marketing tool at their disposal: social media. In this digital age, the value of self-promotion on these platforms is critical and ILD shows them exactly how to use it to their advantage.

But what you didn’t know yet is that this year we’re going bi-coastal with an #eastwestdesignfeud! Students will get a shot at not one, but two opportunities to jumpstart their careers. The two lucky winners will be placed for a summer internship at either:

Arcsine is a comprehensive architecture and interior design firm based in Oakland, Calif., that serves the hospitality, workplace, retail, and residential markets nationwide. Since its founding in 2003, principals Daniel Scovill and Adam Winig have balanced a steadfast commitment to design quality, sustainability, and collaboration. This year, the San Francisco Bay Area NEWH chapter selected Arcsine as a top interior design firm for 2015.

Multidisciplinary firm //3877 is committed to providing innovative and creative concepts that enhance and enrich the lives of clients, partners, and communities. The Washington, D.C.-based studio, led by David Shove-Brown and David Tracz focuses on developing solutions that are thoughtful and functional for the hospitality, residential, commercial, and healthcare/wellness markets. The 10+-person studio specializes in architecture and interior design, while also being fully versed in branding and graphic design.

We’ll also be shortening the voting season significantly next year. The deadline for submissions to the design challenge outlined in the link below is Feb. 26, 2016. Arcsine and //3877 will select the finalists, who will be announced on I& on March 14, at which point the first round of public voting will begin. The bottom half of finalists with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the end of the week. The final round of voting for those still standing will run from March 21-27. The two final winners with the most votes will be announced on March 28! They’ll then learn if they are headed to Oakland, Calif., or Washington, D.C., for the summer of 2016 where they’ll work a paid internship and receive paid housing for the duration. We’ll also fly them to NeoCon in Chicago in June and cover their work in both print and online editions of the magazine.

Head to our website for more information. And good luck!