Competitions & Contests


Entry Dates 2023-08-11T23:59:00+00:00 - 2022-03-01T00:01:00+00:00 134 Days Left


2023 PINNACLE AWARDS® Guidelines for Student Entry

DEADLINE: August 11th, 2023 @ 11:59 PMThe ISFD Pinnacle Awards® Committee and the Board of Directors initiated the ISFD Student Pinnacle® Award, as part of our continuing mission to support, motivate and inspire the designers of tomorrow. The Student Pinnacle Award® winner will be announced at the 2023 Pinnacle Awards® on Monday, October 16, 2023 during the High Point Market at the Nido and Mariana Qubein Conference Center on the campus of High Point University. Tickets will go on sale in September 2022 for this event. The winner will receive the Pinnacle Trophy, Winner’s Certificate, free admission to the Pinnacle Awards® Gala and a free student membership to ISFD. Competition Category The 2023 Student Pinnacle Category is a selected piece from the student's body of work. Any piece selection from the bedroom, dining, occasional, home office, textile, seating or entertainment category may be entered. Competition RulesThe competition is open to students majoring in Furniture Design at an accredited college or university.Seniors graduating in May, 2023 are eligible. Graduate students are eligible.All entries must fully be the work of the entering student.Any entry which does not meet ALL competition rules will not be judged.Incomplete packages will not be considered.All decisions of the judges are final.Winning entries and contestant's identity, including photographs, may be used for publicity by ISFD or the Competition sponsors.ISFD will assume no responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen entries.The judges reserve the right not to issue an award if they do not feel the quality of work meets the design standards.Entry RequirementsStudents must meet all General Competition Rules to enter.Students are limited to a total of one (1) entry in the competition.Students must completely fill out and sign the Competition Entry Form.Descriptive Data/Product Information:Include a typed description of the product, including noteworthy features and materials.The project may be hand drawn, completed with computer aided design, or a harmonious combination of both. A final rendering must be submitted.Entries must be received on or before Tuesday, August 11th, 2023 @ 11:59 PM.

Judging Criteria Entries will be judged on the following criteria of design excellence:
Design Originality: How fresh and original is the design?Form and Function: a harmonious combination of visual appeal (style, finishes, materials) with function which helps achieve the item's designated objective(s).Design Aesthetic: Is the design visually appealing? Are the materials selected appropriate for the design? Are scale and proportions, correct?Presentation: Is the presentation attractive, well presented, and interesting?
Free software for student furniture designers participating in the Student Pinnacle Competition:BECOME A STUDENT ISFD MEMBER!By joining us you can take advantage of the strong networking and educational events we offer. Additional benefits include but are not limited to:MentorshipDiscounts for Industry PublicationsIntellectual Property and National Safety Standard supportIndustry private newslettersJob referralResource guidance

Entry Process Tutorial

Here is a quick video tutorial you can watch to help you with the submission process.

Questions? Contact DAVID BLAIR at (336) 307-0999