Are you a high school student and an aspiring designer up for a challenge? Test your creativity and win!
2019 ENTRY GUIDELINES
Welcome to the 2019 DISD High School Competition. We are delighted that you have chosen to participate and exhibit your best ideas before a panel of our distinguished faculty. Please
Please read the instructions carefully. Failure to follow these instructions may result in disqualification of your entry.
The tiny house movement is an important part of today's housing industry. It promotes the concept of simple and resourceful living and offers benefits including affordability and a reduced environmental footprint. This competition aims to explore the challenges and limitations of a very small interior space while expanding the idea of a tiny house beyond its basic function as a physical shelter. Participants are invited to consider the impacts of urbanization, focus on social and environmental sustainability, and explore ideas in interior design that celebrate our individuality and help transform a tiny house into an attractive, affordable and resourceful living environment one could call home.
To be eligible to participate in this competition, you must be currently registered in grades 9 – 12 in high school and be attending classes on at least a part‐time basis.
To design the interior space of a 20‐ft repurposed shipping container for a single user. Using the concept of a tiny house, the design solution must be visually appealing, sensitive to the natural environment, and reflective of the individual needs of your client.
- Two (2) 11x17 presentation posters (in PDF format) that include the following schematic design proposal:
• A fully rendered floor plan (using the floor plan provided) showing all proposed spaces including outdoor patios, furniture and furnishings, drawn to ¼” = 1’0” scale. You may modify the location and sizing of all windows and doors to fit your design. Locations and sizing of exterior patios can NOT be altered. The floor plan should be labeled "Tiny Home Floor Plan – scale ¼” = 1’0".
Floor plan must include:
• A lounge area with enough space for your occupant and a guest to sit comfortably on chairs or some other surface • A place for sleeping (may be combined with lounge area)
• A kitchenette with sink, microwave, and storage
• A small bathroom with toilet, sink and shower
• A Concept Drawing – your choice of either an interior elevation (drawn to ½” = 1’0” scale) OR a proportionately correct perspective representing the most dramatic or dynamic aspects of your interior design concept. The drawing must be rendered in full color and labeled “Tiny Home Concept Drawing”. Please indicate scale for an elevation drawing. The ceiling height is 8’‐0” and can NOT be altered.
• Material and furnishing concepts:
• At least four (4) samples of proposed interior finishes such as floor finishing material(s), paint, wallcovering, tile, etc. • Images of furniture, lighting, accessories and artwork that you propose to use in your design
Each of the material samples or photographs shown on the posters must be labeled regarding their use in the space.
• Additional concept sketches (hand drawn or digital) showing any aspect of the proposed interior
- Letter‐sized (in PDF Format) written statements that include:
• Design Concept Statement – 500 words or less. Pretend you are speaking directly to another person; set the stage for the reader; identify design challenge(s); define who your end user is and how, in your opinion, the interior of your proposed space would be considered visually appealing, sensitive to the natural environment, and reflective of the individual needs of that person. • Competition Submission and Release Form (use DISD form provided)
NOTE: Each presentation poster must be labeled "DISD SHIPPING CONTANER + TINY HOME INTERIOR DESIGN CHALLENGE | 2019".
Do NOT include your name or any reference to you or your school on the presentation posters or concept statement or in the name of the digital files. Posters, concept statements or digital file names that include or refer to your name or high school will immediately disqualify your entry.
All entries will be judged by a panel of DISD faculty who are professional interior designers. All entries will be judged anonymously. The panel will use a point‐system guideline as follows:
100 points possible
(10) Design concept
(15) Space planning – effective use of space
(15) Design elements and principles – effective use of scale, proportion, and focal points
(15) Appropriate use of colors and finishes
(20) Integration of sustainable features
(10) Presentation – quality of drawings, imagery, and craftsmanship
First place winner – $ 200.00 cash + $5,000 DISD tuition grant + free admission to the 2019 DISD Young Designers Camp
Second place winner – $ 100.00 cash + $2,500 DISD tuition grant + 50% discount to the 2019 DISD Young Designers Camp
Honorable Mentions are awarded at the discretion of the DISD
Winning entries will be displayed on DISD website
All submissions are due April 8th, 2019 │ 11 pm PDT
Competition winners will be announced no later than May 3, 2019. Winners will be contacted by Design Institute of San Diego to discuss the individual issuance of the prizes and competition certificates.