Hall of Fame unveils student design challenge

HIGH POINT – The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame is launching a design challenge for college and university students across the U.S. to submit a creative interpretation of the organization’s flame icon.

The chosen design will be used in conjunction with the upcoming groundbreaking for their permanent home in downtown High Point and beyond.

Springs (Creative/Mills), based in Fort Mill, S.C., is partnering with the Hall of Fame to produce digitally printed textiles featuring with the winner’s design.  The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and work directly with the creative team at Springs Creative to render and execute their artwork into a reproducible format suitable for gifts for the Hall of Fame’s groundbreaking and for other applications once the Hall of Fame building is complete. 

The design challenge opens Wednesday, when submission guidelines and application materials will be found on the Hall of Fame’s website, and closes Aug. 27.  Undergraduate and graduate students, along with those who graduated in academic years 2020 and 2021 from an accredited college or university in the United States are eligible to submit entries.  There is no fee to enter, but only one entry per person will be accepted.

Students can create their designs in any of a variety of mediums best suited to their vision for the iconic flame motif, including paint, colored pencil, digital and online color renderings, and more.  

“Our industry is a fashion industry that thrives on change, so when you step in the door of the Hall of Fame, we want everyone to experience surprise and delight, to be inspired, said Hall of Fame CEO Karen McNeill. “We hope to discover a fresh new interpretation of our flame icon through the eyes of design students.”

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