Dubai: Interior design students in the UAE and the region have until March 20 to register for the Danube / APID Student Design Competition to showcase their brilliance and creativity, not to mention win a prize of over Dh85,000.


The competition, which provides a platform for students to exercise their design creativity and utilize skills learned through their current academic development, has become a big hit among universities in the country and the region, organisers said.


"Our recent launch for the competition has resulted in quite an overwhelming response from schools and universities in the UAE and the rest of the region," Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube, said.


"The upbeat attitude and eagerness to participate of both the students and their universities sets the tone for this pioneering event, giving us the excitement to look forward to a large number of entries from what could be the region's next generation of interior design professionals," Sajan added.


Organised by building materials company Danube, in partnership with the Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID), an organisation representing professional interior designers in the Gulf region, the competition will make its way to various universities and academic institutions in the GCC through a series of road shows.


"To further promote the competition, we are embarking on an aggressive road show campaign that aims to reach out and spread the word about this initiative," Sajan said.


Among those Danube has visited are leading universities like the University of Ajman, University of Sharjah, Canadian University, American University Dubai, American University Sharjah, Mahe Manipal University in Dubai, Zayed University in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Al Ghurair University in Dubai and the Al Hosn University in Abu Dhabi.


Danube will soon be visiting leading universities and colleges like, Heriot Watt, Virginia Commonwealth University Doha, Royal University for Women Bahrain, Petra University Jordan, Dar Al-Uloom University Jeddah, Dar Al Kekma College Jeddah and the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University as part of its road show series.


Students may register as individuals or in teams with up to four members. Final entries may be received until May 8. A special gala dinner will be held at the end of May where the winning entries will be awarded.