Formica Canada

Formica Canada launches design competition

Thursday, October 4, 2018

This year, Formica Canada is launching a new design competition challenging Ontario’s interior design and architecture students to create a booth design featuring new Formica products.

The Design My Formica Booth Competition invites students to use their creativity to design a booth using Formica products for the opportunity to win cash prizes and have their design used as the company’s official booth at the Architect@Work trade show, which will take place from April 3 to 4, 2019, at the Enercare Centre in Toronto.

The competition invites applicants to design an innovative 8’ x 8’ x 8’ booth concept using three Formica Laminate collections, namely DecoMetal, Formica Infiniti ColorCore2 and HardStop, with a focus on the new colours and designs introduced for 2019. The booth should attract attention and highlight these collections’ new design and colour additions, many of which will be officially launched on November 5, 2018.

The entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of industry and design professionals, including Maria Bannon Turvey, Formica Canada Inc. Ontario A&D Specialist, Formica Canada Inc. marketing team members and Linda Kafka, marketing and sales manager at Architect@Work Toronto and IDC board member.

The first prize winner will receive a $1,500 cash award and a ticket to the Architect@Work trade show, where they will participate in a meet-and-greet. The winner will also have their booth design created and used as Formica’s official booth for the trade show. The second- and third-place winners will receive cash awards of $500 and $250, respectively, and will each receive a ticket to attend the Architect@Work trade show.

“I’m very excited to see how the students will integrate the spirit of the new Formica products in their booth designs,” said Kafka, in a press release. “It’s a great opportunity for them to think outside the box and let their creativity flow, while respecting specific criteria.”

Interested design and architecture students, or students in any related discipline, can enter the competition from October 1 to December 31, 2018. Winners will be announced to the public on February 7, 2019. For more information, please visit

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