Bright Design Challenge Begins

From understanding the key performance drivers of quality, cost, and environmental compliance in automotive finishes to experiencing the dramatic impact of decorative finishes in jewelry, The Bright Design Challenge empowers our youth with resources to become a part of the next generation of surface finishers.

To date, hundreds of students have taken part in this annual program that invites students to think beyond traditional design theory to showcase “next generation” creative and engineering solutions. This vital program is produced as part of the Association’s Surface Technology Initiative to proactively promote the surface finishing industry.

The West Coast chapters of the NASF in partnership with Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, are pleased to announce Bernard Mitchell as the first place winner of the 2015 Fall Bright Design Challenge. Mr. Mitchell is the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship award.

Four additional awards were presented to the following students who received second through fifth place:

Krista Humphrey
Hiroshi Sakuma
Kira Song
Chang Fu Hsieh

Congratulations to our winners and all participating students on their outstanding creativity and hard work.

What is the Bright Design Challenge?
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) believes that the future of surface finishing depends on the innovative ideas of our youth. We consider it the responsibility of those currently serving the industry to foster and nourish these ideas. As part of this mission, and to spotlight the impact we have on millions of products and households, the National Association for Surface Finishing each year proudly presents The Bright Design Challenge. This ground-breaking creative program is produced as part of the association’s “Surface Technology Initiative” to proactively promote our surface finishing industry.


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West Coast 2015 Winners

California 2015 Midterm Gallery