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Aesthetics & View
Pool & Spa
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Reid Schindler, one of the industry's up and coming award-winning designers, and Mike Farley, with 30+ years designing award winning pools, are teaming up with the PSP/Deck Expo to discover the industry's top designers.
Join in on the fun with us to see! A panel will be picking 5 finalists (1 student finalist) to send to this year's event. All finalists' presentations, as well as Mike and Reid's solutions will be demonstrated on-site at the Expo.
Three Categories - Individual - Student - Team/Company*
What we need from you:
Optional items for consideration:
*Limited to 4 Individuals or Teammates
**Entries will not be judged on amount of renderings, but quality of workmanship and effective/unique design usage for the clients wishes.
***The Designer & Company will remain anonymous to the judges until the initial judging process is completed. Please do not have names your plans or perspective renderings. Design & videos will be co-property of “The Million Dollar Pool Challenge” once submitted and can be distributed to electronic and print outlets. Owner of design can also distribute design materials.
Each category's top project automatically earns a spot in the Top 5: Individual - Student - Team. The other two spots are open and will go go next highest-rated projects, regardless of category.
The judges panel will consist of 6 industry experts using a point based system using the following criteria:
1. Aesthetic Quality - Is the concept’s form pleasant to look at?
2. Differentiation - Is the concept "fresh" & unique?
3. Functionality -Does the concept meet the criteria of the families needs? Does it consider all elements site analysis?
4. Realization Possibility - Is the concept buildable if the client decided to move forward with construction? ie. topographically, features, function
The Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge winner receives:
The winner can be voted on by the attendees of a design class at the 2022 PSP/Deck Expo. After video presentations of final designs, the class will vote via ballot on the top designer. This vote will serve as a strong influence used by the judges panel to ultimately select the winner. The top four scores from judging to determine the finalists; they can be individuals or team entries.
The winning designers will take home a cash prize of:
One of the five spots is guaranteed to a young professional (Age 29 or below at time of submission), whose trip to PSP/Deck Expo will be sponsored by PHTA WAVE Young Professionals Network.