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Congratulations to all graduates and teachers and students for completing a challenging school year!


Congratulations to everyone who competed in the regional competitions.  Please see the office press release below concerning the cancellation of the state competition:



President’s Letter


Dear IDEA Members, Thank you all for your patience in this difficult time. In light of the current health issues and concerns resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and with support of various state and local agencies, IDEA board has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 State Competition. A variety of factors influenced this decision. However our primary concern is the health and safety of our students, teachers and parents. We realize the disappointment this will cause for our dedicated students and teachers who worked hard throughout the year to develop skillsets to showcase at this event.


Thank you again for your continued understanding and support of IDEA. On a positive note: If any IDEA students are planning on attending ISU in the fall there is still time to apply for the Ryan K. Brown Scholarship at:





Jeff Brown – IDEA President





Teacher of the Year: Janelle Nordtvedt

5 months ago

Please see the statement from our board concerning the state competition.

5 months ago

Congratulations to all the state qualifiers. Stay tuned for information concerning the future of the State Competition. The IDEA Board has a meeting tomorrow 3/16 to determine the course of the ... See more

5 months ago
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SIU hosts design and drafting competition for high school students

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Regional Competition Season is underway. We would love to see your pictures from the competitions but please wait to post here until after next Friday when all regional locations are complete. Good ... See more

6 months ago

Remember Spring Regional Competition Registration Closes This Saturday February 1st.

6 months ago
Illinois Design Educator Association's Competition School Registration Form Due Feb. 1, 2020

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6 months ago

I would like to offer a big thanks to the Lockport Legend news for recently printing the article below about Jeff and our organization.

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Team Competition Design Briefs for 2020 are now live at

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