Save A Sample! will be held April 4-6, 2017. Register Today!
1. Sign Up
Complete the Save A Sample! Design Firm Participation Form. Be sure to complete the form by March 4, 2017 (Sign-up will begin February 1st!). To be notified of sign-up, fill out the Design Firm Event Notification Form.
Borrowing from the Walk-A-Thon concept, we request that you ask manufacturers and their representatives to support your donation effort by pledging a small amount for every box you donate. To participate in the Save A Sample! event, we ask that you give us a minimum of 5 potential pledges to contact on your behalf. The money they donate goes directly to local area design schools to fund scholarships.
The more interesting your samples, the better. When you are gathering your materials, ask yourself "would I use this for a school project?" If the answer is a resounding "no", than re-think its donation potential.
Each firm is limited to donating a maximum of 10 boxes. Donations can include, but are not limited to:
- Carpet Samples (Loose Samples only 12" x 12" or smaller) - Fabric Samples (Memo Samples only, no chain sets) - Glass Samples smaller than 12"x12" - Tile Samples smaller than 12"x12" - Stone Samples smaller than 12"x12" - Metal Samples smaller than 12"x12" - Wood Samples - Laminate Samples
* Glass, Tile, Stone, and Metal Samples should be less than 12" x 12".
Please DO NOT donate: sweets catalogs, code books, binders from before 2012, material boards (i.e. brick boards) or anything that could not be easily incorporated into a project.
Save A Sample! is pleased to announce the student Hand Drawing Competition. Hand Drawing emphasizes a slow deliberative process of creating, rethinking, and re-evaluating that, when fused with an unprecedented level of skill, elevates simple drawing into art.
Save A Sample! looks to celebrate this form and to encourage exceptional examples of student hand drawing with our annual competition. Save A Sample! will offer one grand prize scholarship of $1,000 and six first prize scholarships of $250 to winners in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Washington DC. and Wilmington. Furthermore, the school attended by our grand prize winner will also receive $500 for the school's resource library.
New York Designers and Architects, join us this year as we jury a selection of exceptional student drawings created by students from design schools throughout the country. Email our coordinator, Donna Heaney at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in our jury!
Here are a few more reasons to participate in the annual Save A Sample! event... Be one of our top-boxers by raising the most funds for our schools and you can win great prizes.
Thank you to Andreu World America, CarnegieTextiles, Chilewich, Coalesse, Davis, Dauphin, ErgoTech, Graypants, Grohe, Gunlocke, Humanscale, Hightower, Izzy + , Luna Textiles and Maharam for your donations in the past years.
To see photos of previous top-boxers and the prizes they won, please visit the 'Prize' page. Thank you for your participation!