Dunn-Edwards Paints Announces Inaugural Student Design Competition
06/02/2021

Exceptional Emerging Professionals in Architecture + Design Compete for Cash Prizes Now Through August 6, 2021. Open to Currently Enrolled Students Nationwide.

Online PR News – 02-June-2021 – Los Angeles, CA – Dunn-Edwards Paints is proud to announce the inaugural Emerging Professionals Design Competition which will honor exceptional emerging professionals in architecture and design. All architectural and interior design emerging professionals nationwide currently enrolled in school are eligible to apply by August 6, 2021. There is no fee to enter. Winners will be announced by August 31, 2021.

“Dunn-Edwards has a proven track record of partnering successfully with architecture and design industry professionals,” said Dunn-Edwards Vice President of Marketing Tim Bosveld. “This competition is the latest expression of our professional partnerships and points to a renewed commitment to our Emerging Professionals Program “EPP” which focuses on student designers, which was just re-launched this year.”

Dunn-Edwards recognizes that professional development is an evolution. This competition fills a void to allow all skill levels to practice real-world applications of commercial and residential design while still in school. Using Dunn-Edwards Color of the Year, Wild Blue Yonder (DE5855), to anchor the designs, advanced and beginner entrants must address a specific need for a hypothetical client. Advanced tier entrants submit a mood board, color renderings and written description. Beginner tier entrants submit a mood board and written description. Learn more about the contest at http://www.emergingprofessionalsprogram.com.

The inaugural jury for the Emerging Professionals Design Competition are Sara A. McLean, Editor and Color Marketing Manager at Dunn-Edwards Paints, Garry Cohn, Design Director at Cohn Design, Kali Sipes, US Brand Awareness Leader at Curator Paints, Liana Gonzales, Design Competition at Made Renovation, and Alexis Gyenge, Adjunct Faculty in Interior Design and Sustainability at Pima Community College.

The 1st place winners will receive national recognition through a feature in Dunn-Edwards specs + spaces, acknowledgment on social media and will bring home $3,000 in cash. Winners will also be selected for 2nd and 3rd place to receive cash prizes. The beginner tier winners will receive a $100 Dunn-Edwards gift card. Early-bird prizes will be given to the first 5 entrants.

About Dunn-Edwards Corporation
Dunn-Edwards® is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and distributors of premium architectural, industrial and high-performance paints and paint supplies. It operates more than nearly 150 company stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, and 90+ authorized dealers throughout the West. Dunn-Edwards is dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment, and produces its coatings in a LEED® Gold-certified manufacturing plant. Based in Southern California, the 95-year old company has approximately 1,700 employees. Dunn-Edwards is a wholly owned subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest paint companies. For more information, visit http://http://www.dunnedwards.com. For more information, visit http://http://www.dunnedwards.com.