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The 2012 International Home + Housewares Show saw the IHA's 19th Annual Student Design Competition, which remains as competitive ever: the 10 jury members reviewed over 200 entries from 21 design schools, selecting a total of six winners and awarding a total of $10,000 in prize money.
First place winners Samuel Chen and Mariel Z. Piña received $2,500 each, as well as all-expenses paid trips to Chicago for the IHHS2012, for the "Cyclone" fire extinguisher and Ambros" colander/grater, respectively. Both designers were happy to share their stories with us: