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!
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.
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.
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, 2023 – GATHER Student Programming 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 GATHER 2023.
With the support of Benjamin Moore, competition finalists and winners receive complimentary registration for GATHER. Additionally, competition winners will receive travel stipends to attend the event.
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.
Each competition winner receives a $6,000 scholarship to help you continue your journey in the interior design field and empower you to grow in your chosen profession.
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 2023 jury includes outstanding leaders from Benjamin Moore, Gensler, HDR, HGA, HKS, HOK, ICRAVE, and Perkins&Will! View the 2023 jury with the link below.