The Competition

Porkbun and IDEC have teamed up to create the most practical and
rewarding competition for Interior Design students, and their future. 


ABout

The winning entry of the .design Student Portfolio Competition will design and publish the most effective, professional, and impressive website and portfolio hosted on a .design domain name.

The entry fee is $5, which includes first year free .design domain and email hosting. All .design domains must be registered at Porkbun.com and therefore all entrants will be required to create an account at Porkbun.com


Domain package

A free 1-year registration of a .design domain name has been made available via Porkbun. Students can register theirs only at porkbun.com/IDEC.

the domain package includes

  • One year of .design domain registration* 
    (renews at $35 annually)

  • One year of email hosting (optional, renews at $24 annually)

  • Weebly website builder (free, subject to optional user upgrades) 

  • WHOIS Privacy (always free)

  • SSL certificates (always free)

  • Superior technical support made available to both educators and students Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm 

*Premium names (e.g., chair.design, smith.design, seattle.design) are not included in this offer.


eligibility

Lower Division: freshmen, sophomore, community college students

Upper Division: junior and senior students 

The portfolio must be on a fully resolving .design domain name;

  • A redirect is not valid, e.g. redirect to a Houzz profile, Behance profile, Facebook page
  • Any other domain endings are not valid, e.g., a .com website

work product

  • A complete portfolio website hosted on a .design domain name:
    • You may start a new site from scratch
    • You may use the included Weebly website builder, purchase and build on traditional web hosting, or connect to an external site builder like Wix or Squarespace
    • You may redirect an existing site to .design
  • Include a minimum 3 design projects
  • Design / Visual / UI
  • UX (navigation, self-explanatory)
  • No school name mentioned
  • Resume optional
  • Contact information optional

Judging Process

Porkbun

The Porkbun team will vet all incoming applications before submitting them to IDEC’s professional panel. In addition to judging if the simple rules were followed, Porkbun may need to narrow down the applicant pool. In that case, Porkbun will be considering the care taken by each applicant to present themselves as a professional as well as general competence, e.g., functional and relevant links to any external sites and profiles, time taken to build out supporting content. Also, savvy touches such as setting up the free email hosting and using the .design address in a listed email will be noticed.

 

IDEC

A panel of IDEC members and professionals will then judge along the rubric. The winners will be those that score the highest on the rubric; any tie can be decided by IDEC Reviewers or Porkbun.


Timeline

Submit by 31, October 2018

Judged by 31, January 2019

Winner announced by 28, February 2019


submission

All entries can be submitted via [IDEC PORTAL LINK]

Because of the unique nature and scope of the Competition, Porkbun reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Competition. Porkbun cannot accurately predict the number of Submissions that will participate in the Competition.


prizes

Lower Division

Winner

An iPad Pro & Apple Pencil & 10 years free .design domain & email hosting. (A $1,400 value)

 

Runner Up (2)

10 years free .design domain & email hosting. (A $600 value)

Honorable Mentions (5)

5 years free .design domain + email hosting. (A $300 value)

 

All winners, and their teachers, will be featured in Porkbun’s Design Digest and IDEC's newsletter.


Winner

An iPad Pro & Apple Pencil & 10 years free .design domain & email hosting. (A $1,400 value)

prizes

Upper Division

 

Runner Up (2)

10 years free .design domain & email hosting. (A $600 value)

Honorable Mentions (5)

5 years free .design domain + email hosting. (A $300 value)

 

All winners, and their teachers, will be featured in Porkbun’s Design Digest and IDEC's newsletter.