Writing Competition 2017

The IE Writing Competition was open to all members of the Interior Educators national subject association and is for final year students of all undergraduate interiors and spatial programmes.

The award is for the most innovative, rigorous, comprehensive and well-researched, critically informed written dissertation, journal, essay, report of over 5,000 words in length. 

Each member programme is required to submit one selected project summary of no more than 300 words to the competition. 

Awards were announced at the IE show on awards night, Friday July 14th. 

The 3 winners are:

1st Place - Louise Win-San-Chai - University of Lincoln

View Louise Win-San-Chai's submission

2nd Place - Eve Milburn - University of the West of England

View Eve Milburn's submission

3rd Place - Julia Sanchez Styles - The Glasgow School of Art

View Julia Sanchez Styles's submission

Judging criteria:

  • Innovative project proposal
  • Conceptually rigorous and sophisticated
  • Advanced research integrated into narrative
  • Well structured argument
  • Communicated to a high standard
  • Challenging conceptions of the discipline of the interior


  • Professor Graeme Brooker, Head of Programme Interior Design Royal College of Art and author. 
  • Other judges TBC.

In Show Awards

Best Stand  - (standard of student cohort work shown using most appropriate construction form for display of 2D/2D & supporting work)
Middlesex University

Best project in Show
Esme Kilshaw - Leeds Beckett University

Best Drawing
Ben Merry - University of Brighton

Best Model - (communicating Concept)
Nabil Benelabed - University of Westminster