Surtex design contest calling for entries

White Plains, N.Y. – The Surtex 2007 International Student Design Competition is now open to entries.

Themed “Nature’s Inspiration,” the competition is now accepting entries in four categories: Home Interior, Stationery/Paper Products, Hospitality (Restaurant/Lodging) or Housewares/Tabletop.First Placeprizes will be awarded in each category, plus an overall Grand Prize.The competition is open to all third and fourth year students enrolled in a surface design or related program in an institution of higher learning. Some 200 college/university-level art and design schools from around the world have been invited to compete for five cash prizes, visibility at Surtex in May 2997and an internship opportunity.Instructors/professors must register participating students online at by Nov. 30. Entries for the 22nd annual competition will be accepted throughJan. 31, 2007.A jury of design industry professionals and trade press will select winners based on surface design development; creativity, style and use of color and pattern; potential for viability in the commercial marketplace; and overall presentation.For additional information and entry forms, contact Danielle Colavito, Surtex Conference Coordinator, George Little Management, at(914)421-3278; Fax(914)948-6180; e-mail: Entry forms are available online at

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