Virginia Jackson Design Competition

The Virginia Jackson Design Competition (originally called the International Textile Market Association Design Award) was established in 1995 to recognize the most talented students in the field of textile design and create a vehicle to bring new talent into the industry.

When the association launched the student design competition, Virginia Jackson was very instrumental in establishing the core fundamentals, which continue to play a major role in the program. “My goal has been to be an educator and creative force in color and design direction for our industry,” said Jackson. “It is important to nurture, foster and introduce new ideas and talents to the American home fashions scene.”

Virginia Jackson

Submitted designs must be created for residential upholstery applications in Dobby, Jacquard and Print categories.

Entry Deadline: April 15, 2021

VJDC Winners – 2019

Dobby Winners

Dobby 2019 1
1st Place

Jiyoung Park
Jefferson University

Dobby 2019 2
2nd Place

Emily Reppert
Jefferson University

Dobby 2019 3
HONORABLE MENTION

Mitchell Burleson
North Carolina State University

JACQUARD WINNERS

Jacquard 2019 1
1st Place

Jiyoung Park
Jefferson University

Jacquard 2019 2
2nd Place

Jessica Butler
Jefferson University

Jacquard 2019 3
HONORABLE MENTION

Emily Reppert
Jefferson University

Print 2019 1
1st Place

Jenna Caswell
Sheridan College

Print 2019 2
2nd Place

Alby Kenny
Sheridan College

Print 2019 3
HONORABLE MENTION

Jasmine Weber
University of Georgia

VJDC Winners – 2018

Dobby Winners

Dobby 2018 1
1st Place

A. Zarinah Nuri
Jefferson University

2nd Place

Mengting Shen
Sheridan College

HONORABLE MENTION

Claire Hider
North Carolina State University

JACQUARD WINNERS

Jacquard 2018 1
1ST PLACE

A. Zarinah Nuri
Jefferson University

2nd PLACE

Emily Olsen
Jefferson University

HONORABLE MENTION

Nina Nickerson
Jefferson University

Print 2018 1
1ST PLACE

Jiyoung Park
Jefferson University

2nd PLACE

Emily Reppert
Jefferson University

HONORABLE MENTION

Amanda Smith
New Brunswick College of Craft

VJDC Winners – 2017

Dobby Winners

Dobby 2017 1
1ST PLACE

Emily Olsen
Philadelphia University

2nd PLACE

Alia Dadarkar
Savannah College of Art and Design

HONORABLE MENTION

Emily Blair
New Brunswick College of Craft

JACQUARD WINNERS

Jacquard 2017 1
1ST PLACE

Jiyoung Park
Jefferson University

2nd PLACE

Jessica Butler
Jefferson University

HONORABLE MENTION

Emily Reppert
Jefferson University

Print 2017 1
1ST PLACE

Qi Xhang
Michigan State University

2nd PLACE

Jordan E Carter
University of Georgia

HONORABLE MENTION

Isabel Inchaustegui
Michigan State University

VJDC Winners – 2016

JACQUARD Winners

Jacquard 2016 1
1ST PLACE

Amelia Solano
Rhode Island School of Design

2nd PLACE

Ananya Bevinakatti
Philadelphia University

HONORABLE MENTION

Aakanksha Sirothia
Rhode Island School of Design

Print 2016 1
1ST PLACE

Nina Devassal
Philadelphia University

2nd PLACE

Luxin Li
Michigan State University

HONORABLE MENTION

Bit Na Kim
University of Georgia