WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) today launched the 2013 ASID Student Design Competition. This year’s competition, Shelter - supporting the needs of a community in crisis, challenges design students to demonstrate design excellence on the basis of humanitarianism, research, innovation, sustainability and universal design, and presentation.

The design competition runs through midnight EST on Sun., January 12, 2014 and calls for insightful and creative interior design solutions for converting existing, vacant buildings into temporary shelters that address and support the health, safety, and welfare of a community impacted by natural disaster and economic hardship.

The winning entry will receive a $2,000 cash prize and will be highlighted at the ASID@NeoCon booth during NeoCon 2014 and featured in ICON magazine.

The competition is open to all design students currently enrolled in an accredited interior design program. Full descriptions and entry information can be accessed at:


About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people – designers, industry representatives, educators and students – committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

Source: American Society of Interior Designers

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