IIDA Northland's Student Multimedia Competition





NEXT video and graphics by Labor

A multimedia challenge for the NEXT generation of designers, creators and thinkers.

Congratulations 2016 NEXT Winners!

1st Place –
Lauren Gardner

2nd Place –
Kelly Link

Thanks to our 2016 NEXT judges:

Jocelyn Stroupe

Jocelyn Stroupe is a principal with Cannon Design, an integrated design firm serving clients worldwide from 18 offices. Of its 1000 person workforce, 400 professionals are dedicated solely to the planning, design, and engineering of healthcare facilities.  As Cannon Design's Director of Health Interiors Jocelyn is a champion of the benefits of quality interior design in healthcare, as well as its direct impact on revenue, branding and patient quality of life.  Her healthcare experience spans nearly three decades, with a particular focus on women's health, cancer, ambulatory and acute care. Colleagues describe her as approachable, collaborative and genuine, while clients appreciate her intuitive approach to creating cohesive, comforting interior environments. She excels at working with clients to achieve optimistic interiors that create a positive experience for patients, family and staff.

Jocelyn is a Founding Member of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, where she served as the President of the Board of Directors from 2011 – 2013.  She is an Evidence-Based Design Accredited Professional (EDAC) with the Center for Health Design and serves as a member of Healthcare Design Magazine's Editorial Advisory Board, as well as Contract Magazine's Advisory Board.
She received her Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design from The University of Tennessee.

Jocelyn has presented extensively on healthcare and design topics at conferences including Healthcare Design, ASHE PDC and the Healthcare Symposium. She has published articles on a variety of healthcare topics and her projects have been awarded by the AIA, Modern Healthcare and Contract Magazine.


Greta de Parry

Chicago–based Greta de Parry is a classically trained woodworker and sculptor. She focused on Sculpture and Designed Objects at The School of the Art Institute, later being recruited as the sole artist in residence in a post-graduate program with SAIC. She began her career making custom-commissioned furniture from high-quality materials and skilled construction methods. From 2007 to 2012, de Parry worked on bringing her designs to a wider audience, ultimately founding Greta de Parry Design, LLC in 2012. Every Greta de Parry design is made to be honest, simple, beautiful, lasting, and beneficial to its users.


Beth Loraine Bowman

Beth Loraine Bowman is a practicing studio artist and arts and culture leadership professional. She is currently Director of Advancement at Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts and also serves as a Board of Directors member at the University of Minnesota College of Design Alumni Board (& Former Board President) and The Givens Foundation for African American Literature. She studied art and design in both America and France earning a Bachelor's of Fine Arts and a Master's Degree in Art Education. She has worked with many arts and culture organizations including: Art Basel, The Cycling Museum of Minnesota, The Children's Museum of Minnesota, The Hippodrome State Theatre, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, The Soap Factory, The Minnesota State Arts Board, The College of Visual Arts, DOCOMOMO MN, Artspace Projects, The Walker Art Center, SooVAC, Springboard for the Arts and other neighborhood creative community groups. She has exhibited her visual work internationally – including six solo shows and over 40 group exhibitions.


Entry Requirements▼
  • The challenge: in two minutes or less, show us what's next in interior design.
  • Format: your entry must be in a multimedia format that can be uploaded to Vimeo.
  • How to enter:
    • Upload your entry to Vimeo. You will be asked for a link on the entry form. By participating, you give IIDA Northland permission to upload your video to IIDA Northland's Vimeo Channel – NEXT 2016.
    • When uploading your video, select the following privacy settings:
      • Who can watch your videos? Anyone
      • Where can your videos be embedded? Anywhere
      • Who can comment on your videos? No one
      • What can people do with your videos? Download the video, Add to their collection
    • Complete entry form. See the link on the left-hand side of this page. Deadline to enter is Saturday March 5th.
Qualifications ▼
  • Entrant must be currently enrolled in an interior design program within the IIDA Northland chapter region.
  • Entrant must be an IIDA Northland Student Member. To become a member, click here.
  • All entries and materials become the property of IIDA Northland, and each entrant upon submission waives and relinquishes all rights thereto and assigns such rights to IIDA Northland. IIDA Northland may publish, use, disclose, assign, license or otherwise transfer any such entries and materials and/or any or all rights in such entries and materials.
  • If any requirements are not met, or entry rules are not followed, the entry is subject to disqualification at IIDA Northland's discretion.
Judging Criteria ▼
  • Each entry is judged for the success with which the entrant has met the competition requirements and exhibits a creative and dynamic approach. Judging criteria will include: creativity, relevance and presentation.
  • Three judges from varying design backgrounds will select the first and second place winners.
  • Member's choice winner will be selected by IIDA Northland chapter members. Voting will be part of the FAB Award member's choice voting.
Prizes ▼
  • First place: $2000 cash prize, two tickets to FAB Awards
  • Second place: $500 cash prize
  • Member's choice: iPad
  • Winners will be notified in early April.
  • Winners will be announced at the FAB Awards, where winning entries will be shown.
FAQs ▼

Q: What formats will you accept?
A:  Your submission must be uploaded to Vimeo and run with one click. Whether this is a video, a presentation that you convert to a video format, a slide presentation with voice-over that is converted to a video format, etc.- the sky is the limit on this one; the format is up to you.

Q:  Can a group submit an entry?
A: Yes. The prize will remain the same, however, so if your group wins first prize they will split the $2000 prize and only receive 2 tickets to FAB.

Q:  Can I submit more than one entry?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I remove my entry?
A: Yes. If you decide you would not like to be considered for NEXT, you can email You are also able to change your entry video by uploading a new video to Vimeo up until the deadline of March 1st.

Q: Do I have to be a member to enter?
A: Yes. You must be a member of the IIDA Northland chapter. Membership costs $53- click here. We will confirm that all entries are by student members of the Northland chapter. If you are not a member, you will not be eligible to win a prize.

Q: How do I know if my school is a Northland chapter school?
A: When you log into IIDA national website, you can see which chapter you are a part of. The IIDA Northland chapter schools are:

  • Alexandria Technical College
  • The Art Institutes International Minnesota
  • Century College
  • Dakota County Technical College
  • Dunwoody
  • North Dakota State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • St. Catherine University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Wisconsin – Stout

Q: Are graduating seniors eligible?
A: Yes. If you are currently enrolled in an interior design program and are an IIDA student member, you are eligible to enter.

Q: Are graduate students eligible?
A: Yes. If you are currently enrolled in an interior design graduate program and are an IIDA student member, you are eligible to enter.

Q: Can I have someone help me with my video? I have a friend who is a graphic designer (or filmmaker, etc.) who I want to ask to help me with my entry.
A: While only interior design students are eligible to enter, how you create your entry is up to you. As practicing professionals, we use every resource and tool at our disposal to win work and to work on our projects. Entries will be judged based on more than just the presentation – a video taken with a cell phone that presents an inspiring and provocative answer to the question "what's next in interior design" may be more successful than a perfectly polished video with underwhelming content.

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