Interior Design Competition Highlights Student Views about Professional Responsibility

The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) are pleased to announce the winners of a video competition aimed at elevating awareness about the value of interior design.

First place: Simon Chung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Second place: Erica Burgon and Kurt Leikis, Utah State University

Third place: Ashley Coons and Kendra Ames, Utah State University

A central theme among winning entries was the impact that interior design has on public safety and occupant wellness. This, in turn, reflects the importance of quality professional education and the NCIDQ exam. All entries received were from current interior design students. “The competition was very successful in both the number and quality of the submissions,” said Pamela Evans, one of the competition’s judges. “The work of the winners was commendable and worthy of the awards they received.”

Winning videos and other selected entries are available to view on YouTube at

IDEC is an international organization of interior design educators whose focus is on advancing interior design education and scholarship. More information is available at

NCIDQ is an organization of regulatory boards and provincial associations in the United States and Canada whose core purpose is to protect the health, life safety, and welfare of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. More information about the organization may be found at

CIDA is an independent, non-profit, accrediting organization responsible for setting standards and evaluating degree granting interior design programs. There are currently 167 CIDA-accredited programs in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at

For More Information:
Holly Mattson, Executive Director ()
Telephone: 616.458.0400