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 2022 jury.  

    • Round 3: All finalists will participate in a series of virtual interviews with the 2022 jury. 

  • Following the interviews, the jury will select the 2022 Student Portfolio Competition winners. The number of winners is determined by the jury.  

2021-2022 Timeline

December 1, 2021 – Submissions Open  

February 23, 2022 March 2, 2022 – All Submissions Due  
Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on March 2, 2022 

March 17, 2022 – Semi-Finalists Informed  

April 4, 2022 – Finalists Informed  

April 11-15, 2022 – Mandatory Virtual Interviews for Finalists  

April 22, 2022 – Winners Notified 

September 21 – 23, 2022 SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit. Winners present their portfolio and process to a national audience. Winners will receive a travel stipend (sponsored by Benjamin Moore) to attend SCALE.  

Meet the 2022 Student Portfolio Competition Winners

Charlotte McGraw, Student ASID

Virginia Tech

Yanina Santos, Student ASID

Fashion Institute of Technology

Isidora Stella Yubelia, Student ASID

Savannah College of Art and Design

2022 SPC Finalists

Natalie Fleshman, Student ASID – Finalist | Virginia Tech

Elvira Lathrop, Student ASID – Finalist | The University of Texas at Austin

Pia Miro Quesada, Student ASID – Finalist | Savannah College of Art and Design

Corinne Smith, Student ASID – Finalist | Savannah College of Art and Design

Kyle Vice, Student ASID – Finalist | Georgia State University

Xiyue (Luna) Zhang, Student ASID – Finalist | California College of the Arts

Peer Recognition

Finalists and winners are honored at SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit with access to exclusive events and networking opportunities. Beyond SCALE, the Student Portfolio Competition is a great way to boost your resume for future design programs or employers and show your passion for the profession.   

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 SCALE

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

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!) This year’s judges represent 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, 2021.

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).