Formica Calls for 2023 FORM Student Innovation Competition Entries

Formica Corporation recently announced the opening of the 2023 FORM Student Innovation Competition. This annual competition invites architecture and interior design students in the U.S., Canada and, new this year, Mexico, to showcase their creativity through original furniture designs that feature Formica® Brand products.

This year’s challenge asks students to submit a color rendering and project statement for a furniture design that interprets the student’s concept of maximalism. The “new maximalism” revolves around maximum color, painterly print and rich textures. It allows a space for expressing individuality and unique perspectives. Students are asked to use their creativity when defining what maximalism means to them, which could be furniture with multiple patterns, unique architectural shapes or bold, saturated colors that draw the eye.

Student submissions must include three or more Formica® or FENIX® Brand products, including at least one from the SurfaceSet® 2022 collection by Formica Corporation. They will have the chance to win cash prizes and national recognition and have their work showcased at NeoCon 2023. The competition is open from Sept. 1, 2022, through March 6, 2023, with winners announced in April 2023. A distinguished panel of industry and design professionals will judge the student submissions.

The grand prizewinner will receive a $2,000 cash award and their design will be fabricated and displayed during NeoCon 2023 in Chicago. The second-place winner will be awarded $1,000 and the third-place winner will receive $500. The top three winners also will be invited to attend NeoCon as guests of Formica Corporation for the opportunity to network with industry professionals and get a taste of the design community.

Competition submissions can be emailed to [email protected] For more information, including complete competition details, resources and rules, visit http://www.formica.com/studentcompetition

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