Every year we collaborate with the Minneapolis College of Art and design to offer a scholarship to one of their students. This year we are looking for an original lighting design that we could potentially produce and sell at Room and Board. The winner would receive a $3000.00 scholarship prize!
The criteria would be that it must be manufactured domestically, must be environmentally friendly, functional, fit Room & Board’s aesthetic and include dimensions, assembly, materials and pertinent manufacturing instructions. Full scale models are required and our store will exhibit the top five student designs. During the exhibition, our customers can vote on their favorite model.
It’s always fun for us to interact with the students and customers as they look at the entries and vote on their favorite design. Then, on April 20th we will host an awards event in the store with snacks and beverages for the students and their families. Our panel of judges will make their selection and present the award. I know we all really enjoy this event and get pretty excited about knowing that we are helping to encourage students with their creativity and entrepreneurial instincts.