Competitions & Contests


Entry Dates 2024-07-26T23:59:00+00:00 - 2024-05-01T00:01:00+00:00 3 Days Left


Guidelines for Student Entry

DEADLINE: July 26, 2024,11:59 PMThe ISFD Pinnacle Awards Committee and the Board of Directors initiated the ISFD Student Pinnacle Awards, as part of our mission to support, motivate and inspire the designers of tomorrow. There is no entry fee for our student competition.The Student Pinnacle Awards winner will be announced at the 2024 Pinnacle Awards Gala on Monday, October 28, 2024 during the High Point Market. The location of the event will be announced by August 15, 2024. Tickets will go on sale in September 2024. The winner will receive a Pinnacle Awards Trophy, Winner’s Certificate, free admission to the Pinnacle Awards Gala, and a free student membership to ISFD. Competition Category The 2024 Student Pinnacle Awards Category includes any piece from the student's body of work. Students may enter a bedroom, dining room, or home office furnishing, occasional table or storage piece, entertainment system, seating, or textile design. Competition RulesThe competition is open to students majoring in Furniture or Industrial Design at an accredited college or university.Seniors graduating in May, 2024 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 their design standards.
Entry RequirementsStudents - Must meet all Competition Rules, as stated above- Are limited to a total of one (1) entry in the competition- Must completely fill out and sign the Competition Entry FormDescriptive 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 11:59 PM, Friday, July 26, 2024.

Judging Criteria Entries will be judged on the following criteria of design excellence:
Aesthetics: Do the elements of the design (scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, and unity), including its finish, materials, and hardware, create a visual appealing composition?Design Originality: How fresh and original is the design?Functionality: How well does the product's function fit its intended use?Presentation: Is the presentation attractive, well organized, and interesting?
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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