The Management Committee of the International Woodworking Fair, is pleased to announce Design Emphasis 2016, the industry’s most prestigious furniture design competition for college and university students. The competition will take place at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Georgia, August 24–27, 2016.

Enclosed are the Competition Guidelines along with a School Registration Form. Please read the guidelines carefully and make copies to share with your student. The document. outlines important information about the competition, registration and entry deadlines.

To qualify Savannah College of Art & Design students for the competition, please complete and return the School Registration Form by February 1, 2016. Schools must be registered by the deadline for student participation in the competition. Once registered, information on student registration and project entry will be mailed to your school at your attention along with a Design Emphasis poster.

Please plan now to involve your students in this outstanding competition. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate their talent before furniture industry designers, manufacturers, retailers, and members of the trade press. There are proven rewards for being a Design Emphasis finalist!

You may visit our web site at<> to view the winning projects from Design Emphasis 2014 and to download the information for entering Design Emphasis 2016.

Please contact Liz Hosp at 404–693–8333 or if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your School Registration Form to get this competition.

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