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Student Design Competition - Refresh DuPont™ Corian® Your Way
Grand Prize: Apple iPad


Our Local Competition Objective
Our objective for this competition is to refresh the DuPont™ Corian® name in the Washington State market. It is our hope to show designers, architects, and remodelers that DuPont™ Corian® can give that "creative edge" to any project.

Though it may not be known by all, DuPont™ Corian® has continually evolved since its advent in 1967 and – as the original solid surface material – continues to be a leader in being up on the latest trends. We would like to reinvent what Corian® is all about.


Express Your Creativity...
This is a great way for you as a designer to express your creativity using DuPont™ Corian®. No matter how Corian® inspires you, this is your chance to think outside the box and come up with something that expresses your skills – and yourself.

Advertising Your Work...
Making a name for yourself is the first step in achieving success in the design industry. This competition will allow you to show off your work in front of local designers as well as your industry peers. And, since Willis and DuPont™ want to showcase the hard work and dedication that you put into your design, we will be using and displaying your boards at events throughout the year. This is your time to shine!

Here is your chance to win an iPad!
There will be prizes awarded for the following categories:

  1. Most Inspirational Award
    Given to the student with the most votes from the NKBA members on their favorite design board. Winner also recieves an Apple iPad.
  2. Best Kitchen Design Award
    Given to the student based on visual appeal, creativity, and the elements & principles of design in a kitchen setting.
  3. Best Bathroom Design Award
    Given to the student based on creativity, the elements & principles of design, and visual appeal in a bathroom setting.
Competition Rules
  • To enter the competition you must be an NKBA Student Designer.
  • Competition open to Washington, U.S.A. residents only
  • You must have your design board completed by the deadline; no late entries will be accepted.
  • Must use a 10" x 10" Corian® sample in the design, with other finishes complimentary to the design - such as tile, flooring, hardware, & textiles.
  • One entry per student on a 20" x 30" foam board - displayed vertically.
  • Optional: Design a floor plan for a kitchen or bathroom.
  • Please label (manufacturer & name of product) products that you use on your board.
  • On the back of your design board, indicate your name, the school that you are attending, and whether your design is for a kitchen or bathroom.
  • Have fun & be CREATIVE!
To Receive a Corian® Sample To receive your Corian® 10x10 sample, contact Stephanie Stead with Willis (contact information below), and she will ship it to your home in 2-3 business days. As we want to ensure that everyone who wishes to compete has the opportunity, the sooner you send in your sample request, the better!

Student Design Boards Due: Friday, November 4, 2011

Turn in your Design Boards to the following instructors
Bellevue College: Cheryl Ford (425)-564-3155
Clover Park Technical College: Julie Watts (253)-589-5567
Highline Community College: Tamara Hilton (206)-878-3710 ext. 3976
The Art Institute of Seattle: Marilyn Ward (425)-882-3242

Design Boards & Awards will be presented at the NKBA Roundtable Event at FLOFORM Countertops, Tueasday, November 8th 2011.

Contact: Stephanie Stead
E-Mail: stephanies@4willis.com

We wish all of our entrants the best of luck!