2015 COMPETITION DETAILS

Beginning Young: Introducing Interior Design To Youth 
Call for Entries

Deadline: February 6, 2015

The Theme
Interior Design as a profession may not be on the radar for the typical middle or high school student, and if it is, there is much misinformation out there about what we actually do. How can we inform teenagers and pre-teens about the interior design profession and what interior designers do? This video competition seeks compelling entries that will engage students to learn and think differently about interior design. In the past, videos from this competition have been used to truly make an impact! The resulting videos of the competition could be used by school teachers and career counselors as they introduce our profession to their students. We hope that such educational videos will benefit interior design education, the public's understanding of the impact and importance of interior design, and ultimately the profession itself.

Video Requirements
The video must be between 1-3 minutes in length. Be efficient and succinct! Videos from past years can be viewed here. No copyright or infringing content (audio or video) can be included. You can learn more about this here. Any citations should be included on the final screen of the video.

Creative approaches to the video are encouraged. This could include imagery, interviews, testimonials, demonstrations, case studies, or non-traditional ideas including copyright-permissible music. The video should be entertaining and positive with a message that advocates our profession.

Who may participate?

  • Interior design students engaged in a higher education program of study in interior design with a minimum of 40 semester / 60 quarter hours in interior design coursework leading to a degree, certificate or diploma (You will need to supply the name of the instructor who reviewed your video entry).
  • Interior design educators employed full or part-time in higher education program in interior design that offers a minimum of 40 semester / 60 quarter hours in interior design coursework leading to a degree, certificate or diploma.
  • Interior design practitioners who have completed a minimum of 40 semester / 60 quarter hours in interior design coursework leading to a degree, certificate or diploma and have passed or are preparing to take the NCIDQ exam.
  • Teams composed of any combination of eligible persons above

Submission Requirements
All submissions materials are due by midnight on Friday, February 6, 2015. There are several steps required for submissions:

  1. STEP 1. Online Submission Form
  2. STEP 2: Signed Waiver Form
  3. STEP 3. Upload Video
    • Once you submit the online form, you will be sent an email from DropBox where you will upload your video. The video should be labeled with the first initial of your first name followed by your last name.

Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals from IDEC, ASID, CIDA, CIDQ, and IIDA. The finalists will be announced at the annual IDEC conference in March. Cash prizes to be announced. You may contact Laura Cole for questions.

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Review past Video competition details