SoCal Student Portfolio Competition

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PLEASE NOTE: This event is private, open only to the students who are participating.

We are excited to announce that the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Southern California Chapter will be offering student awards totaling up to $16,000 in recognition of outstanding student work prepared during their last academic years. This includes the opportunity for one exemplary student to receive the prestigious Stephanie Tarr Award, valued at $5,000. We invite you to participate in this competition, exclusive to IIDA Student Members, which provides students with great industry exposure and networking opportunities. The award recipients will also receive a sponsored ticket to the 2017 Calibre Awards cocktail reception, dinner and program where they will be celebrated with on-stage award recognition.

The applications must be filled out using our online system. Use the Call for Entries as a guide to gather your information ahead of time. Click here for a direct link to the online application form. Forward this link to your faculty member who will be directly sending your Letter of Recommendation to IIDA as part of your application.

A sample of project work is required with the written application. The verbal presentation is a review of your selected portfolio material in chosen category with a jury of industry professionals. We encourage you to submit your application early, and then focus on what you will be presenting at the event. The schedule for the Presentation Day will be confirmed on or before February 10th along with other details to selected candidates.

Key Dates

  • January 3, 2018 – Call for Entries released
  • January 29, 2018 – Deadline for online application & faculty recommendations
  • February 2, 2018 – Selected students will be contacted with acceptance
  • February 10, 2018 – Presentation Day at the Knoll Inc. Showroom 555 W. 5th Street, 29th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013


All candidates will be notified of the results following the presentation day via email.

Award Presentation

The 30th Annual IIDA Calibre Design Awards will be held on May 18, 2018 in Los Angeles.


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