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Imagine What's Possible. Design Inspired by Nature.

Prizes
Grand Prize

Grand Prize

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For its 5th anniversary, the Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation focuses on the unique relationship between nature and design.

Biophilia is the concept that people have an inherent desire to connect with nature and natural systems, highlighting the relationship between nature, human biology and the design of the built environment. The principles of biophilic design gives designers the guidance to design spaces that positively impact occupants’ health, productivity, creativity, and wellbeing.

Recognizing the impact biophilic design can have on occupants within a space, Daltile and the ASID Foundation challenge you to design a hotel lobby using key biophilic design principles to address and enhance the guest experience. Your design must be for an existing hotel and must remain within the current structural parameters.

Design solutions will be judged on their vision, functionality, human impact, innovation and presentation.

To compete for 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 eligible.

Click here to learn more about entry requirements.

Entry period open NOW through Sept. 22, 2016.

Questions? Contact scholarship@daltile.com

Contest Requirements

Each project should:

  • Clearly define the biophilic principles integrated in the design
  • Convey your design solution through written and graphic communication
  • Demonstrate innovative design, creative concepts and thoughtful design solutions
  • Include at least two of the Daltile products below. Appropriate use of the Daltile product(s) is a requirement.
  • o Haut Monde™ ColorBody™ Porcelain
    o Consulate™ ColorBody Porcelain
    o Ambassador™ ColorBody Porcelain
    o Dignitary™ ColorBody Porcelain
    o Bee Hive™ ColorBody Porcelain
    o Volume 1.0™ Glazed Porcelain with StepWise™ & Reveal Imaging™
    o Brickwork Paver Tile with Reveal Imaging
    o Marble Attaché™ ColorBody Porcelain
    o Artigiano™ Ceramic Wall Tile
    o Yorkwood Manor™ Glazed Porcelain
    o Season Wood™ ColorBody Porcelain
    o Saddle Brook™ Glazed Porcelain
    o Saddlebrook XT Glazed Porcelain with StepWise™
    o Stone Mosaics Natural Stone
    o ONE™ Quartz
    o Natural Stone Tile & Slabs

Learn more about these products by visiting Daltile.com.

Project Codes Requirements

Each design must comply with applicable codes and standards for the building type and solution you develop. These codes may include, but should not be limited to: IBC, UBC, NFPA, ADA, and NEC.

Submission Requirements

  • Design Brief – Project description detailing your design as a whole, as well as how key biophilic concepts were incorporated in the design (500 word maximum, to be included in entry form).
  • Design Presentation –
    -- Submission must be one 11x17 JPG no larger than 10 MB.
    -- Should include a “before” picture of the selected space.
    -- Can include process images (sketches, diagrams, etc.)
    -- Examples from past entries can be found here.
  • Copy of Your Official Transcript (instructions for submission on entry form).

Submission Standards

  • Each document should be composed of vector art and/or raster images. Raster images should be at a resolution no less than 200 dpi and no greater than 300 dpi to maintain both visual clarity and manageable file sizes.
  • Project may be hand drawn, computer generated, and/or a combination of both.
  • Notations and labeling must be clear and legible in simple type font.
  • All submissions must be from individual entrants; submissions from teams of two or more entrants will not be accepted.

Eligibility

To compete for 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 eligible.

Any design student enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university may apply. Non-U.S citizens may be subject to additional taxes which will decrease the total prize awarded.

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 August 15, 2016 at daltiledesign.com.

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

When is the deadline for entries?
All entries must be submitted by at 11:59 (PST) on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.

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 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 roundAugust 15, 2016 @ 9:00 AM (PDT)September 24, 2016 @ 12:00 PM (PDT)
Judging roundSeptember 22, 2016 @ 9:00 PM (PDT)October 7, 2016 @ 8:59 PM (PDT)

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