It has always been the vision of IIDA to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. 2010 has marked the most successful year yet and IIDA would like to say a special thank you to all of the students that entered, viewed and voted. Please click here for this year's winners - http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/iida-sustainable-design
The Grand Prize winner will receive a $2,000.00 CASH PRIZE, a special feature on the IIDA Student blog, www.iida.org and a spotlight in the IIDA "HIRE ME" campaign. The First Place winner will receive a $1,500.00 CASH PRIZE and will also be featured on the IIDA Student Blog and on www.iida.org. The post with the most votes will win $1,000 and a free IIDA Student Membership valid for one year.
This year we raised the stakes by giving our entrants the opportunity for strategic exposure and network building. Students could share a link to their competition entry to boost votes and inspire others through our online gallery and public voting feature.
Congratulations to all of the students that showcased their work in this year's competition. To view our other finalists, please view the entries to the right of the page.
The Student Sustainable Design Competition is open to individuals who meet each of the following criteria:
a) Is currently enrolled in an Interior Design or related college program. Note: You may also enter the contest if you have graduated, but are not yet employed.
b) Has uploaded the necessary photographs and other entry materials as described and can attest that the design or other space depicted in the photographs submitted as part of his/her entry are of their own creation.
c) If project submitted was created as part of a team effort, all team members must enter together and pay entry fees (up to 4 team members), and consent for entry must be approved by all team members.
d) Is of good moral character, has never been convicted of a felony of any nature or any crime of violence, and has nothing in his/her background that would be an embarrassment to Sponsor should Entrant be selected as a winner in the Contest.
HOW TO ENTER
The Contest will begin on October 18, with entries being accepted through November 11. To enter, you must electronically submit an entry consisting of the following:
1. Follow the links below to pay your entry fee. Automatic disqualification applies to any entrants that have not paid their entry fee and will be removed from the SSDC website.
The entry fee is $10 for IIDA Student Members and $20 for Non-Members. If submitting as a team, each team member must submit an individual entry fee per person.
IIDA Student Members click here: http://bit.ly/bUAbpS
Non-Members click here: http://bit.ly/9g7hzw
AFTER you submit payment, you'll be able to enter - Click the "Log-In" tab at the top left of the screen:
2. Upload up to 4 images and of your most creative sustainable design project.
3. Provide a headline, title and description for the uploaded photographs to help judges and viewers understand your sustainable solution.
Note: You may also include a single description describing your project in a maximum of 500 words to be placed under the first of your images.
4. Provide your legal name, a valid mailing address and a valid email address for contact purposes.
Q: I’m not an IIDA Student. Can I participate?
A: While we certainly won't dock you any points if you are not an IIDA Student Member, you WILL receive a discount for entering the competition if you are already a card-carrying Member. If you'd like to join a network of over 13,000 design professionals, you're going to want to learn more about becoming an IIDA Student Member here http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/student-membership
Q: Can I submit a project done for class work?
A: Yes, sure, but if you worked as a team, you need all the participating student members to enter with you - giving credit where credit is due. The upside, you’ve got that many more partners spreading the “vote for me” message.
Q: What kind of images are acceptable?
A: You are able to upload up to 4 images of your sustainable design, these images can include one floorplan. You can also submit text describing your project to better explain your design to viewers, voters and judges.
Upload 3-D renderings, color drawings, CADD, Revit - or any combination of these.
UPLOADING A PHOTO – HOW?
a) Browse your computer's hard drive for your image file.
b) Upload from a URL. Note: Your URL should end with .jpg, .png or .gif
Click "Continue" only once the media upload is complete. Give your entry a title, add tags and a description, and submit your entry!
Q: I made a mistake on my entry. Can I go back and make a correction?
A: Unfortunately, due to the voting involved in the contest, we cannot allow any material changes after you've submitted your entry.
Q: What type of content I should avoid when entering?
A: We'd like to say that your creativity should know no bounds (as the saying goes), but we need to be mindful of—and ask that you be mindful of–our common sensibilities and others' work product and creative input. Please be sure that your renderings do not include inappropriate language or attitude, inappropriate or obscene images or images that focus on items that belong to, were created by or may be protected as the work of other third parties. In terms of that last point, the basic idea is that we don't want you to use materials that belong to someone else and that you don't have the right to submit for purposes of the competition. We want to respect others' rights just as we all want to have our own rights respected.
Q: What's the difference between the Judges Awards and the Popular Vote Award?
A: JUDGED WINNERS:
Representatives chosen by Sponsor will select top prize winners from the entrants. The decisions of the Judges are final and binding on all matters relating to the selection of prize winners. The judging will take place as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the Submission Period. The Finalists will be judged on the following criteria (weighted with the percentages shown) in the Judges' sole and unfettered discretion:
The originality and creativity of the Entry and the Depicted Space (50%);
How well the Depicted Space evokes or embodies interior design aesthetic and sustainable design (40%);
Ranking of Entry in public voting (10%)
POPULAR VOTE WINNER:
Entries will be posted at the Entry Site for public voting. Sponsor in its discretion reserves the right at any time not to post, or to remove, any Entry that fails to comply with these Official Rules. Visitors to the Entry Site will be given the opportunity to vote on eligible Entries during the Submission Period. Anyone may vote, and an Entrant may vote for his/her own Entry; provided, however, that (a) voters must either register and create an account at http://ssdc.strutta.com/ or login with Facebook Connect to vote, (b) electronic or automatically generated voting is not allowed, and (c) only one vote per person, per entry allowed. Multiple votes cast for the same entry by the same person will be determined and disallowed in Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor encourages voters to judge entries based on the criteria for winning set forth in these Official Rules.
The entry with the highest number of votes at the end of the last day of the Submission Period will win the $1,000.00 CASH PRIZE. Sponsor's decisions as to numbers of votes for each Entry (after excluding, in its discretion, any ineligible votes or other votes not compliant with these Official Rules) are final.