Meet the Winners of IHA's 22nd Annual Student Design Competition!

Six winning students at the competition display at the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show.
Geemay Chia (Cleveland Institute of Art) explains the user research for her Clean Mate project to IHA president Phil Brandl (center) and Paul Rowan, competition judge and co-founder of Umbra.
IHA Board member and competition judge Paul Rowan demonstrates the features of the Aqua Scraper, designed by Evan Cincotta (Rochester Institute of Technology), to Phil Brandl, IHA president.
The six talented young industrial designers who won IHA's student design competition met the industry at the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show. The student winners polished their presentation skills by demonstrating their models and explaining their design concepts to a constant stream of visitors over the Show's four days. They met presidents and brand managers of exhibitor companies, noted designers, top retailers, and trade and consumer media. They got a taste of how business works and learned about opportunities for taking their concepts to the next steps.

The student display was one of five design-focused exhibits in the Hall of Global  Innovation in the Lakeside Center Lobby. Several of the five Honorable Mention winners also attended.
See the winners' projects
 IHA's student competition is recognized by the design profession for its important contribution to education. Since its beginning, more than 4,600 college students have entered and 140 winners have launched their careers at the International Home + Housewares Show. More than 160 industry professionals have served as judges. Past winners have become entrepreneurs, educators and design managers for consumer product companies or retailers. IHA is proud of this program's impact on the lives of young designers and its influence on building design's important in the housewares market.

 The deadline for the 23rd annual competition will be December 22, 2015.
Check back here for entry information in August.
View the 2015 Competition Judges Testimonials >
View 2015 Participating Schools >
View 2015 Press Release >