The IIDA Student Design Competition celebrates the talent and fresh design ideas of interior design students throughout the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design program or institution. The competition provides emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and gain exposure in the interior design industry.

Read the 2019 Student Design Competition design brief.

Entry Information

Review the official 2019 competition guidelines.

Important Dates

Competition Opens – Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
Deadline to Enter – Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Central

Competition FAQ

View the responses to frequently asked questions about the 2019 competition challenge.


First, second, and third place winners will be selected by a jury of interior design and business professionals who will judge entries based on innovation and creativity, coherence and functionality, human impact, fulfillment of program requirements, and presentation of the information.

Prizes from OFS:
1st Place – $2,500
2nd Place – $1,500
3rd Place – $750

*Prizes to be split amongst team members for team submissions that win.

Winners will be announced in the Spring 2019 issue of QUAD, the IIDA student newsletter, and featured in DesignMatters and on the IIDA website.

View the 2017 winners.

Contact Information

For questions and more information, contact Clare Socker at




Total Prize: $4,750