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Operation Renovation. Our Products. Your Vision.

Prizes
Grand Prize

Grand Prize

+ 13 other prizes

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Operation Renovation challenges students to create a high-functioning environment for an existing space, solving problems and providing design solutions that address the needs of all of the current occupants.

Through this challenge, students are asked to find the possibility in an existing structure, exploring the true purpose of the space and needs of all who use it.

Your challenge is to find a residential or commercial space in need of renovation, create a redesign that addresses the needs of its users and exhibits excellence in design and creativity. Your design can focus on any category of design from corporate, hospitality, or residence to retail, education or healthcare. Once you select a space, explore the current issues and what the user groups need for it to become both beautiful and high functioning. All spaces selected must currently exist.

We encourage you to tackle new trends and think about unseen future needs. As a design student, your goal is to recognize a design issue and create a lasting solution.

But that's not all. As an interior designer, a portfolio is the single most important tool when marketing work to potential clients. From March 18 - April 9, students will be required to promote themselves and rally votes for their design. The best designs with the most votes will move on to final judging.

Contest Requirements

Voting Phase
As an interior designer, a portfolio is the single most important tool when marketing work to potential clients. From March 18 - April 9, students will be required to promote themselves and rally votes for their design. The best designs with the most votes will move on to final judging.

  • The top 75 entries with the most votes that meet all contest rules and regulations will move on to final judging
  • The voting platform allows for one vote per person per entry
  • Users must login to vote using a Facebook account or by creating a Strutta username and password

Your project should:

  • Clearly define the issues your design addresses
  • Convey your design solution through written and graphic communication
  • Demonstrate innovative design, creative concepts and thoughtful solutions

Each submission for the 2014 Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation competition must conform to the following requirements:

  • Your entry must be a single 11x17 digital design board of the redesigned space. (The design board can include renderings, product samples, selected finishes, etc. Please ensure that all of the images can be clearly read at both distant and magnified views.)
  • Images of your selected finishes may be scanned, digitally photographed or downloaded from the web. These may be formatted, sized, noted and arranged on your boards at your discretion.
  • A “before” picture of the selected space must be included in the design board.
  • You must include a written description of the design solution, but it does not need to be included on the design board. There is an option within the entry submission site for your written entry. This is your opportunity to present your project and explain to the jury the rationale for what you chose, and how your design makes the space better. (Maximum of 750 words)
  • Your entry must include at least one of the Featured Daltile Products listed below.
  • The space you design is not restricted by any square footage limitation.
  • Each applicant is to select an existing space.
  • Each applicant must base their design on the existing location of the space and its current structural parameters.
  • Entries will be judged on the space’s functional design, aesthetic design, and creative use of Daltile products.
  • Appropriate use of Daltile products is a requirement.
  • All entry materials shall be submitted digitally. No other version of the entry form will be accepted.
  • Submissions must be from individual entrants; submissions from teams of two or more entrants will be disqualified.
  • Spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammatical errors are grounds for immediate disqualification.

 
ELIGIBILITY
To compete in the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, you must be an undergraduate student studying interior design (or a related major) at an accredited college or university. Freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students are all eligible.

 
FEATURED DALTILE PRODUCTS
Entries will be judged on the space’s functional design, aesthetic design, and creative use of Daltile products. All products and literature can be found at: www.daltile.com.

Your entry must include at least one of the following Daltile products:

Colorbody™ Porcelain

  • Imagica™ ColorBody™ Porcelain
  • Exhibition™ ColorBody™ Porcelain
  • Forest Park™ ColorBody™ Porcelain
  • Invoke™ ColorBody™ Porcelain

Glazed Porcelain

  • Florentine™ Glazed Porcelain
  • Valtellina™ Glazed Porcelain
  • Esta Villa™ Glazed Porcelain

Ceramic

  • Composition™ Glazed Ceramic

Natural Stone

  • First Snow Elegance Marble
  • Siberian Tundra Limestone
  • Natural Stone Planks
  • Natural Stone Mosaics

Mosaics

  • Glass Horizons™ with Glass by Oceanside
  • Color Wave™ Mosaic Tile

 
FAQs

Are there any limitations on square footage?
The space you design is not restricted by any square footage limitation.

Where do I submit my entries?
Entries may be submitted beginning January 1, 2014.

What Daltile products can I use in my design?
You must use at least one product from the list of featured Daltile products (see above), but you are encouraged to use multiple product lines. Any of Daltile products can be used.

When is the deadline for entries?
All entries must be submitted by at 11:59 (PST) on March 15, 2014

Is the use of 3D visualization and documentation software is permitted?
Yes, software use is permitted and encouraged.

I am a graduate student, can I enter the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship?
To compete in the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, you must be an undergraduate student studying interior design (or a related major) at an accredited college or university. Freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students are all eligible.

What is the maximum file upload size?
The maximum file upload size is 50MB

What can the scholarship money be used for?
Prizes are awarded in the form of scholarships which are to be used for funding of tuition, books, or other educational or living expenses associated with the interior design program and college or university.

Contest Timeline

Round nameStarts onEnds on
Submission roundDecember 31, 2013 @ 12:00 AM (PST)March 15, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (PDT)
Voting roundMarch 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM (PDT)April 9, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (PDT)
Judging roundApril 13, 2014 @ 12:00 AM (PDT)May 8, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (PDT)

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