Design For A Difference has officially launched in showrooms across the country.
Brought to you by the International Design Guild, this national design contest will give one talented designer $20,000 in goods and resources to makeover a space at a local charity of choice.
Click on the logo below to watch the exclusive launch video.
In addition to the national winner, four regional winners will each be awarded $2500 in flooring for their nominated charity. All five winners will then be flown to the Grand Prize city to be a part of the makeover process which will be professionally shot and produced to premiere on IDGdesigner.com and other on-line sites in early 2014. And I will be there to collaborate with the team every step of the way.
As many of you may know, local charities spend a significant portion of their budgets on community programs and services and very little on their own space. The folks at IDG and I wanted to create a program that gives back to these organizations that already give so much to others.
If you or anyone you know is a designer, design student or architect, please consider getting invloved. Or if you work with a local charity, check out IDGcontest.com to partner with a designer near you. The entry process is simple and the form to enter is available here.
Entries are being accepted now until June 30th, 2013.
If you’re not a designer, I’d still love to hear about your dream design for a local charity of your choice in the comments below.
Until next time…