ASID Student Portfolio Competition

The ASID Student Portfolio Competition (SPC) generates the best collection of student design projects in the nation. Submissions are evaluated on conceptual thought, content of work submitted, and the student’s record of achievement. Make your mark on the interior design industry by submitting to SPC today!

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The ASID Student Portfolio Competition is open to applications from both ASID student members and non-members. Applications are free for ASID and IDC members. For non-members, the application fee is $85 and includes ASID student membership.  

Jury Process  

The jury will assess each submission on concept (how does this represent the way the student thinks?), content (how does this submission represent the student’s ability?), context (how does the submission represent who the student is and what the student has accomplished?), and execution (how well does the student communicate the content and value of their work?).

  • Submissions will be judged in three rounds by nationally recognized leaders and sponsor representatives.

    • Round 1: Online review of all complete submissions. The highest scored submissions will move on to Round 2 as semi-finalists.  

    • Round 2: All semi-finalists will be reviewed by the 2023 jury.

    • Round 3: All finalists will participate in a series of virtual interviews with the 2023 jury.

  • Following the interviews, the jury will select up to three 2023 Student Portfolio Competition winners.

2022-2023 Timeline

December 8, 2022 – Submissions Open

February 15, 2023 – All Submissions Due  
Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 15

March 13, 2023 – Semi-Finalists Informed  

March 31, 2023 – Finalists Informed  

April 10-14, 2023 – Mandatory Virtual Interviews for Finalists  

April 17, 2023 – Winners Notified 

August 13 – 15, 2023SCALE at GATHER: The ASID National Student Summit in Los Angeles. Winners will present their portfolio and process to a national audience. Winners will receive a travel stipend (sponsored by Benjamin Moore) to attend SCALE at GATHER.

Meet the Student Portfolio Competition Winners

Access to SCALE at GATHER

With the support of Benjamin Moore, competition finalists and winners receive complimentary registration for SCALE at GATHER. Additionally, competition winners will receive travel stipends to attend the event.
 

National Media Exposure

Enjoy the spotlight! As a competition winner, your talent will generate buzz. Through  outreach and social media engagement, ASID will be proud to share the news of your accomplishments with the ASID community and beyond. Finalists and winners will also be given social media graphics to promote to their own networks. Finalists and winners will be featured on the ASID website for a full year until the next competition’s honorees are named, showcasing your excellence to our broad membership of interior design leaders. 

Scholarship Funds

Competition winners receive a generous scholarship to help you continue your journey in the interior design field and empower you to grow in your chosen profession.  

Access to Industry Giants

ASID Student Portfolio Competition judges are selected from top firms across the nation, offering finalists an unparalleled level of exposure to leading organizations (and possibly your future colleagues!) The 2022 judges represented Benjamin Moore, Determined by Design, Gensler, HDR, HKS, HOK, ICRAVE, Perkins&Will, and Studio O+A! View the 2022 jury with the link below.

Eligibility

  • Must be enrolled as a student in the U.S. or Canada as of September 1, 2022.

Cost to Enter

  • $0 for ASID and IDC student members. One submission per student.
  • $85 per non-member submission (includes an ASID student membership valid until you graduate).