IDSA is delighted to annually recognize exceptional student design talent through our Student Merit Awards (SMA) program. The nationwide competition seeks to highlight the very best creativity, problem solving and design brilliance in each of IDSA's five North American Districts.
The SMA Finalists below are student designers who have demonstrated tremendous talent and breadth of skill, and who best embody the industrial design program they represent. Being selected as an SMA Finalist is a significant achievement and instantly positions each of these individuals at the top of their graduating class. In Round 2 of this competition, one Student Merit Award winner will be selected from each district by a committee of judges from industry and academia.