Courtesy of Durkan Hospitality
DSCVR competition grand prize winner for 2023 Jazbeck Lopez from Kirkwood Community College.

Durkan and NEWH DSCVR Student Design Competition Returns

Feb. 20, 2024
Design students are crafting the future of hospitality flooring with the DSCVR Student Design Competition. Read on to see how.

Durkan Mohawk Group Hospitality, in collaboration with the Network of the Hospitality Industry (NEWH), is reviving its DSCVR Student Design Competition. This program encourages design students to showcase their creativity and envision the future of hotel public environments through groundbreaking carpet designs.

The Challenge:

Create a cutting-edge carpet design tailored for a specific hotel public area, challenging the norms of style and functionality. Floorplans and design specifications are provided as your canvas, allowing your creativity to guide your design.


•    Currently enrolled and active students in a commercial interiors program (interior design, textiles, architecture, etc.).
•    Student membership in NEWH is required (fee waived for students).

Why Participate?

•    Showcase your talent: Gain industry recognition and exposure by having your design judged by leading experts.
•    Boost your portfolio: Stand out from the crowd with a published design in Durkan's catalog.
•    Win exciting prizes: The top three winners will receive cash prizes and other valuable awards.
•    Gain valuable experience: Apply your design skills to a real-world challenge and receive feedback from practicing industry professionals.

Join the Movement:

•    Deadline to submit entries: March 22, 2024
•    Visit the competition website for full details, floorplans and submission guidelines.

"This is an opportunity for up-and-coming design talents to display their skills and shape the landscape of hospitality design," said Arnavaz Barshan, director of design for Durkan Mohawk Group Hospitality. "We're excited to see the fresh perspectives and innovative ideas that students will bring to the DSCVR competition."

Follow @DurkanHospitality and #DSCVR for updates in the coming weeks.

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