Surtex calls for entries in student design competition

White Plains, N.Y. – The annual Surtex International Student Design Competition has opened for entries from third and fourth year students enrolled in a surface design or related program in a college or university.

The contest will accept designs “inspired by movement” in four categories: apparel/fashion accessories; commercial interior; home elements; and stationery/paper products/craft. First place cash prizes will be awarded in each category. There will also be an overall grand prize of $1,000 cash and a trip to New York for the Surtex Show, which takes place May 18-20, 2008

Instructors/professors must register participating students online at by October 31. Entries for the 23rd annual competition will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2008.

Students are challenged to create a collection of coordinating surface designs (minimum six, maximum nine), inspired by movement, within one category and with a specific end use in mind. The collection should be themed and the designs should be original. Students may create the surface designs in the medium(s) of their choice.

For additional information and entry forms, contact Alessia Adler, exhibit sales coordinator for Surtex show organizer George Little Management at (914) 421-3226; Fax: (914) 948-6180; e-mail:

Entry forms are available online at

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