IDEC Video Competition


Sponsored by ASID, CIDA, CIDQ, & IIDA

Deadline: April 20, 2018 5 pm PST


Understanding human-environment relationships is at the core of an interior designer’s knowledge base. Through training and education, we learn to craft spaces with a deeply human-centered approach. But how well does the general public comprehend our expertise in this area? The 2018 IDEC Video Competition seeks compelling entries that will engage a general audience to think differently about the human-centered interior design and the impact our profession has on user lives and experience. We ask that submissions focus on one of the following themes:

  • Culture
  • Pedagogy
  • Practice
  • Social Impact
  • Boundaries

These themes align with the IDEC 2018 annual conference tracks and descriptions of each theme can be found online here:


  • 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). Students will be required to list a faculty advisor for their project. Students may team with interior design educators and/or interior design practitioners to complete videos.

Submission Requirements

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 these issues in quirky, informative online videos such as this one: 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.

STEP 1. Upload your Video
Videos should be uploaded to YouTube. Put your video description with the post. Tag your video with “Human-Centered Interior Design” and put your video in the category of “Education.”

Click here to access the online submission form.

You will copy/paste the video link into this form along with other necessary information.

Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals from CIDA, IIDA, IDEC, NCIDQ, and Interiors & Sources magazine. Cash prizes to be announced.The finalists will be announced in May 2018. You may contact for questions.  We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Click here to view the 2017 winning submissions

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