Deadline for submissions May 15, 2017

Each project must use textiles as a major component.

1st place in each Student Design Challenge will receive $6,000+ Prize Pack with your original textile product design*

Advanced Textiles

Design for aerospace, medical, military, safety/protective or other wearable and non-wearable textile technology applications.

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Awning and Canopy

Design an awning [fixed or retractable], canopy or tension canopy for a public or commercial space.

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Fabric Graphics

Design a fabric graphics installation [2D or 3D] for a public or commercial space.

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Fabric Structures

Design a fabric structure that provides a shelter and architectural interest for a public or commercial site.

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What to submit:

  • Project description including:
    • Written product/design specifications
    • How the project achieves its purpose
    • Why the product/space was designed
    • Evidence showing that this is an original design
    • Anything unique or complex about the project which may not be evident in the photographs or specifications
    • References or materials cited
    • What attributes or advantages did fabric provide that other options couldn’t/didn’t
    • What makes fabric a preferred choice over materials.
  • Digital images
    • 4-8 digital images of the project, including design illustrations.
    • Image resolution must be no less than 300 dpi.
    • At least one of the images must be an overall view of the project. Additional images should show significant details or angles of the project.
    • Images and documents should be submitted for Window Platform in .doc(English), .jpg, .bmp, .tiff, .ppt or.pdf.

*1st place receives $1,500 cash prize and trip valued at $4,600 to IFAI Expo, October 2017 in New Orleans, LA for a team of 3.