The Fabric Graphics Student Design challenge is a contest established to encourage college and university students of design and architecture to design a fabric graphic that enhances a public or commercial environment using a functional or industrial application.

Students will create an original fabric graphics installation design and prototype for a public or commercial space. Spaces include, but are not limited to, community, school or office space. Projects must incorporate fabric graphics as a major part of the product.

For examples of fabric graphics click here.

Requirements:

  1. Use textiles as a major component
  2. Design a fabric graphic that enhances a public or commercial environment using a functional or industrial application.

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.
Prizes
1st place
  • $500 cash prize to student or $1,500 to team of three or more students
  • Presentation of project at IFAI Expo events
    For up to three team members:
  • Complimentary registration to IFAI Expo
  • Complimentary travel expenses up to $500 per student to attend IFAI Expo
  • $400 applied to travel and hotel costs for academic advisor or college instructor to attend IFAI Expo
  • Project featured in IFAI and division publications and on websites

 

The deadline for the 2018 Student Design Competition is May 15, 2018

 

SUBMIT HERE

Questions?

Please contact Janelle Wells at 651-225-6953 or jawells@ifai.com