Dunn-Edwards Opens Second Annual Student Design Competition


Dunn Edwards opened its second edition Emerging Professionals Design Competition for students The competition is open to students from all over the country. Eligible new architecture and design professionals who are enrolled in the school can apply online by August 7, 2022. There is no registration fee. Winners will be announced by August 31, 2022.

Grand prize winners will receive national recognition through a feature in Dunn-Edwards specs+ spaces, social media recognition, and take home $3,000 in cash. Beginner level winners will receive $100 prepaid credit cards. Two early bird prizes of an all-expenses-paid trip to a design destination in the United States with one plus one will be randomly awarded to the first applicants who apply by June 19, 2022.

This competition encourages all design students, regardless of grade, to demonstrate their skills in residential and commercial design. Last year’s residential grand prize winner Helen Hoang of the University of Cincinnati urges all students to take up the challenge, regardless of experience. She passes on the wisdom to all other design students: follow your passions. She suggests starting with something that inspires you and practicing as you hone your skills. “I really loved residential design, which is why I was so excited to do my [Emerging Professionals Design Competition] design, even though I had no prior experience.

Dunn-Edwards Color of the Year, Art and Craft (DET682), is the centerpiece of all design submissions for the residential and commercial categories. Each participant must meet a specific need for a hypothetical client. Beginner level participants submit a mood board and written description. Advanced level participants submit a mood board, color renderings and a written description.

Sara A. McLean, at Dunn-Edwards is participating as a judge for the competition for its second year, ‘Dunn-Edwards focuses on students because they are the future of color and design innovation. design. My passion is color, and that’s why I’m honored to participate in this event for the second year in a row. The rest of the judging panel for the 2022 Emerging Professionals Design Competition includes Sarah Stieber, , Anjana Joshi, Assistant Professor of Interior Design at and , and Jason Lai, Owner/Senior Designer at .

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