The NEWH Sustainable Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. Our sponsors have generously donated the awards – one to the winning undergraduate student and one to the winning graduate student or to the school of the undergraduate.

Eligibility

This competition is open to all interior design students (Junior level and above) attending an accredited program.  Program must be minimum 4-year program or graduate program.  Instructors may use the competition as a class project.  Instructors need to evaluate class work and submit no more than five of the best projects for consideration.

Guidelines

Design competition project type and criteria changes annually. Students must execute a dynamic, creative, cutting edge design utilizing the very best products and technologies which encompass sustainable topics including: site selection, water efficiency, energy conservation, products/materials, and indoor environmental quality. In addition to the physical aspects of design, the functional daily use of the space and how the occupants can operate the facility in a sustainable manner such as encouraging recycling and reuse, water and energy conservation to create a truly sustainable business.  All work must be student’s original work.  Two students may work as a team on one project, but only one student award will be presented and travel/lodging for one student representative to be paid to the award presentation.
In addition to the criteria all submittals are judged as to their professional appearance.

Selection and Judging

The top 5 finalists are judged by three industry judges who are selected annually to review the final projects. Categories for the award have been Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student and award to the students’ college Interior Design department.

Award

Sponsor selects award opportunity with a $7,000 annual commitment, awards are as follows:

$5000 Award to the undergraduate student
$5000 Award to the graduate student or undergraduate’s school
$5000 Award to Undergraduate Student School Interior Design Program

The student award will be dispersed to the student through the respective school. Student monies may be used for tuition, books or supplies needed for his/her education.  Winners are honored at a major industry tradeshow in Spring of the following year.

SPONSORS

blankcurrent    sp_jlf-lonemeadow          sp_valleyforge                    former    sp_designtex

Sponsor Profiles

Link to 2014 Project Criteria

Link to Intent to Participate/Application (Intent Forms were due 11.29.13)

Link to Project Submittal Form (Projects were due 2.7.2014)

Link to Flyer for Educators to post

Our Awardees
Meet our Distinguished Judges