Nancy Fire, Design Director, HGTV Home Brand and Founder of Design Works International, was recently a judge for the designext international student competition organized annually by SURTEX.

“The competition theme,” reports Surtex, “was Outdoor Celebration in the Year 2020. Students were challenged to create an overall concept and a minimum of six surface designs that project future trends.”

“More than 50 submissions from 16 colleges and universities worldwide were received and reviewed by the prestigious panel of judges. Many entries focused on sustainability and the natural environment.”

“The four winners were selected for their creativity and development of surface design, as well as the potential commercial appeal of their designs.”

Find out more in Surtex On the Surface, April 2012.