Formica Corporation opens its fifth annual FORM Student Innovation Competition

Formica Corporation announced the opening of the 2022 FORM Student Innovation Competition. The annual competition invites architecture and interior design students in the U.S. and Canada to showcase their creativity through original furniture designs that feature Formica Brand products.

2021 Competition-1st place

To celebrate the fifth anniversary, students this year will be asked to create their designs using Formica Brand woodgrain products as a nod to the traditional fifth anniversary gift of wood. Students are given the freedom to create a furniture design for any setting and use—including residential and commercial environments—as long as it includes a woodgrain laminate.

To participate, students must submit a colour rendering and project statement for their design that highlights their vision surrounding the woodgrain product. Entrants have the chance to win cash prizes, earn national recognition and have their work showcased at NeoCon 2022.

2021 Competition-2nd place
2021 Competition-3rd place

“We have been so inspired by the ingenuity and thoughtfulness of the hundreds of student design entries we’ve received during the past five years,” said Hytry Derrington . “We recently enhanced our collection of woodgrain patterns in response to designer requests and can’t wait to see the creativity and passion students bring to this year’s theme.”

The grand prize winner will receive a $2,000 cash award and their design will be fabricated and displayed during NeoCon 2022 in Chicago. The second-place winner will be awarded $1,000 and the third-place winner will receive $500. The top three winners also will be invited to attend NeoCon as guests of Formica Corporation for the opportunity to network with industry professionals and get a taste of the design community.

The competition is open from Sept. 7, 2021, through March 4, 2022, with winners announced in May 2022. Competition submissions can be emailed to [email protected]. For more information, including complete competition details, resources and rules, visit