Mohawk Group's Scratch Art Design Contest will highlight a young designer’s artwork in a commercial carpet tile collection and award free carpet to the winning student’s school.

“Who better to create our next flooring design for the education market than talented students?” said Jackie Dettmar, Mohawk's vice president of product design and development. “The Scratch Art Design Contest provides an opportunity for students to submit designs that will serve as the flooring where they work and learn daily. It will showcase their personality, energy and creativity.”

The competition is open to all schools K-12. Contest entries will be accepted through Oct. 15. The winning design will inspire the newest pattern in Mohawk's Mixology Collection. Mixology, which combines a neutral background with vibrant color characteristics similar to that of scratch art, is the ideal palette for this project, according to Dettmar. 

“It not only is dedicated to high-energy and inspiring design, but it also offers a true lesson in sustainability, flexibility and beauty,” she said. “Mixology floor tiles are crafted of a kaleidoscope of randomly chosen end-of-lot yarns. Instead of being downcycled into other industry products, these multicolored yarns are diverted from excess yarn lots and given new life in strikingly beautiful carpet.”

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