The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently opened the second annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship competition. The 2012 edition challenges interior design students to creatively design a bathroom that addresses the needs of multi-generational users and that features the latest Daltile products.
“This year’s competition raises the bar by asking students to provide a design solution to a common challenge,” says Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director for Daltile. “We’re also raising the profile of the competition by hosting it on our Facebook page, allowing architects, designers and the general public to see the work of these talented students.”
Submissions can focus on any category of design in the commercial or residential realm. Each submission will be judged on the space’s functional design, aesthetic design, and use of Daltile stone and tile. Aside from using one of the latest product lines, students may select any other finishes from the company’s portfolio. The grand-prize winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship, and first-, second-, and third-prize winners will each receive $2,500 scholarships. The competition, hosted on Daltile’s Facebook page, will also name ten Merit prizewinners to be selected by a popular vote from the public, each of whom will receive $1,000 toward their respective interior design educations.
“Today more than ever, the spaces we live and work in must be designed to accommodate the broadest range of people, recognizing all levels of ability or mobility, age, gender and physical stature, “ says Donna Vining, FASID, IIDA, ASID Foundation Chair-elect. “It is through the principles of universal design that an interior design can create environments to allow every client to live a better, happier and healthier life. Through the competition, we hope to encourage and empower students to tackle new trends and think about unseen future needs.”
The competition runs through October 28. Complete rules and regulations are available at facebook.com/daltile.