2019 Housewares Student Design Competition FREE STUDENT ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

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2019 Housewares Student Design Competition



The IHA created its Student Design Competition in 1993 to invigorate the housewares industry with the fresh ideas of top student designers and to encourage young talent to consider careers in the housewares business.

At the International Home + Housewares Show’s annual student competition display, the winning student designers meet business leaders and news media. Many have been hired by IHA member companies and home goods retailers; others have become entrepreneurs, educators and design managers for consumer products companies.

Now in its 26th year, IHA’s competition is unique in the U.S. as the longest-running, industry-sponsored, merit-recognition program for industrial design students.



Online Entry Deadline: December 18, 2018 5 pm CST
Print Deadline: January 4, 2019 5 pm CST



An additional $3,000 is donated to the winners’ schools.

•Winning projects are displayed in the Hall of Global Innovation at the International Home + Housewares Show (March 2-5, McCormick Place, Chicago).

•Winners receive travel, per diems and lodging for six nights (Thursday, February 28 – Wednesday, March 6). If a winner is from a school outside North America, IHA pays for travel from a U.S. location. Winners must be available for the exhibit and media.

•Winners will be notified by phone by January 30, 2019.

•Honorable Mentions receive a small cash award. They are not required to attend the Show. Honorable Mentions are included in media information and their entry booklets are on view in the student display.












For more information about this competition, please contact us.