You Are Invited to enter the 23rd annual International Housewares Association (IHA) Student Design Competition, which recognizes and rewards young design talent and encourages career opportunities in the housewares industry for students like you!
IHA's Student Design Competition began in 1993 and is recognized by design practitioners and professors as a valuable contribution to industrial design education. The annual competition recognizes and rewards young design talent and encourages career opportunities in the housewares industry. Over the program's 22 years, more than 4,600 entries have been submitted, 175 professionals have served as judges and 135 students have kickstarted their careers by appearing at the Show.
Industrial design students submit projects that demonstrate user and market research, design thinking, engineering drawings and tested prototypes. Entries are reviewed by professors, consultant designers, retailers and new product development managers at IHA-member companies. The rigorous program's requirements and judging process reflect real-world employer expectations. Top winners come to Chicago to exhibit their product concepts at the International Home + Housewares Show. Winners meet industry leaders and media and get unique exposure the business of new product introduction.