Student Design Competition 2019
The I Like Design challenge is exclusively available to students who are looking to hone their design skills and make a name for themselves in the industry.
A little information about our 2018 winner:
Last year's winners, Afshin Homayoonmehr was given an exclusive opportunity to meet and collaborate with industry experts, preparing him for entering the design world after graduation. The San Diego Mesa College interior design senior visited NeoCon50 for the first time with interiors+sources in June 2018.
Here's 2018 Winner Afshin Homayoonmehr enjoying Materials Pavilion
"I am super excited [about NeoCon]," he said in an April 2018 interview with i+s. "It [will be] my first time to go to the show in Chicago and I can't wait ot see all of the amazing products and meet with the sponsors."
"And the internship is exactly what I need at this point," he continued. "I am sure I will learn a lot and it will be an impressive part of my resume. I would want to learn more about their great product design department and their international reach."
▼ For 2019 I Like Design contest details (and to enter), continue reading below. ▼
The student-based interiors+sources I Like Design Competition focuses on providing current undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to showcase their work and connect with design professionals. The challenge will push students to consider space limitations, the use of materials, and industry standards they will need in the field.
2019 Design Challenge
Office buildings are looking for new ways to attract and retain tenants through the addition of amenity spaces: coffee bars, mix-use rooms, in-building gyms, laundry and salon services, and more. For the 2019 I Like Design contest, students are asked to design a first floor amenity space of their choosing for a corporate building.
The space is an unused 1,500 square foot office for a building that holds 16 companies that range from a small marketing firm to a mid-sized technology start-up. The amenity space should fulfill the needs of current and future tenants, be able to accommodate a range of users, and retain or add to the building’s overall worth.
Designs must include a minimum of one (1) product from each of our sponsors (TBD).
Submission Requirements and Additional Info:
Judging: A panel of industry professionals will judge submissions based on the following criteria:
- Reasoning for the amenity type.
- Thoughtful use of sponsored products.
- Originality and feasibility of the space.
- Consideration to the health and wellness of the end-user.
- Presentation including sketches, renderings, and written elements.
Submission Requirements: Projects must be submitted digitally through the competition website by 11:59 p.m. CST on February 28, 2019. Please upload the following documents with the entrant’s last name within the title. Each submission must include the following:
- Project entry form.
- Project title.
- A written description of the design challenge solution, including the reasoning for the amenity type. Should not exceed 1,000 words.
- One (1) floor plan blueprint drawn to scale.
- One (1) furniture and materials plan
- Two (2) to four (4) renderings of the completed space.
- Additional drawings of the space, mood boards, renderings, etc., as needed to explain the design concept.
All entries must be submitted in JPG, Word, or PDF formats.
REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION
Any requests for clarification should be sent to Kadie Yale with "ILD 2019 CLARIFICATION" in the subject line.
Competition opens: August 20, 2018.
Submission deadline: February 28, 2019.
Winner announced: March 31, 2019.
ENTRY FEES—No entry fee for student participants. All entry fees have been generously donated by the I Like Design sponsors.
ELIGIBILITY—The Student Design Competition is open to students who are enrolled as of January 1, 2019 in an interior design program or institution in North America.
A big thank you to all of our I Like Design 2018 competition sponsors: