The 2022 FORM Student Innovation Competition invites architecture and interior design students in Canada and the U.S. to showcase their creativity through original furniture designs that feature the quality and diversity of Formica Brand products. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the competition, students this year will be asked to create their designs using Formica Brand woodgrain products as a nod to the traditional fifth anniversary gift of wood. Students are given the freedom to create a furniture design for any setting and use — including residential and commercial environments — as long as it includes a woodgrain laminate.
Students must submit a colour rendering and project statement for their design that highlights their vision surrounding the woodgrain product.
The grand prize winner will receive a $2,000 USD cash award and their design will be fabricated and displayed during NeoCon 2022 in Chicago. The second-place winner will be awarded $1,000 USD and the third-place winner will receive $500 USD. The top three winners also will be invited to attend NeoCon as guests of Formica Corporation for the opportunity to network with industry professionals, visit an outstanding exhibition and get a taste of the design community.