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Call for Entries: 2018 Student Design Competition

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

Since 1971, the Institute has offered a competition for design students that simulates the real-world conceptual development of a retail store.

"The goal of the quarter/semester long curriculum is to give educators a tool that helps students develop a process around how they solve design problems," explains Student Design Competition Chair Andrew McQuilkin, FRDI. "And it's a way to encourage and recognize the emerging design talent."

The Institute hopes that the competition is an effective way to interest students in the dynamic, customer-focused and strategic career of retail design. This year's challenge -- store planning and prototype design for "Gourmet Grocer Inc." was inspired by real-life retail headlines.

Download the RFP RFP-2018-Institute-Student-Design-v2 along with the other documents:

Download PDF • 531KB
Download PDF • 239KB
Download DWG • 255KB
Download PDF • 382KB

These are needed to complete this year's challenge.

Deadline for mailed entries is May 15, 2018.

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