ASID Student Portfolio Competition

We Have a Holiday Gift for You

It's an extension! We’re giving you two additional weeks to submit your portfolio to the ASID Student Portfolio Competition.

Land an Internship. Enter the ASID National Student Portfolio Competition

In its third year, the ASID National Student Portfolio Competition generates the best collection of interior design student projects in the nation. Submit your portfolio to compete against students from coast to coast for a chance to interview for a summer 2018 internship at leading firms and companies.

Submissions now accepted until December 19, 2017.

Finalists will receive a complimentary ticket (travel not included) to attend SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit, February 23-25, 2018 in Los Angeles. While onsite, finalists will interview with a panel of judges in the hope of securing a 2018 summer internship.

Review the ASID National Student Portfolio Competition Submission Overview for evaluation criteria, submission requirements, and jury process.

Sponsored by


Internship Providers

Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is North America’s favorite paint, color and coatings brand. A leading manufacturer of premium quality residential and commercial coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. Recognized as industry leaders, the Benjamin Moore Color & Design team focuses on all aspects of color, trend and design. The team annually forecasts color trends following a year-long research journey to 30 cities across 12 countries, traveling nearly 100,000 miles. This journey results in the highly anticipated announcement of the Color of the Year & Color Trends each Fall. The portfolio spans the brand’s flagship paint lines including Aura®Regal® SelectNatura® and ben®. Benjamin Moore is renowned for its expansive color portfolio, offering consumers and designers more than 3,500 colors. Benjamin Moore paints are available exclusively from its more than 5,000 locally owned and operated paint and decorating retailers.

Gensler is an award-winning global design firm that partners with clients to create innovative design solutions. As architects, designers, planners, and consultants, we help our clients achieve their goals. Delivering projects at every scale, from a new urban district to a wine label, we serve our clients as trusted advisors, combining localized expertise with a global perspective.

HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. We use design to enrich people’s lives and help organizations succeed. Our 1,700 people collaborate across a network of 23 offices on three continents. HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art. Our design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of the built environment.

Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve health and comfort at work. Our award-winning office solutions – including self adjusting seating, sit/stand desks, monitor arms, and task lighting – inspire movement and support the user in their every posture. Humanscale's Design Studio, based in New York City, abides by the philosophy that good design achieves more with less. We regularly partner with esteemed industrial designers and are known for our history of collaboration with the iconic designer Niels Diffrient. Our innovations have been honored with more than 200 prestigious awards since 2007 and are featured in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art. Sustainability of both design and materials is at the heart of what we do, and we solve functional problems as simply and elegantly as possible while consuming less of the Earth’s limited resources.

ICRAVE is an award-winning experience strategy, design, and development studio. They offer clients strategy, design and development services, incubate products ourselves, and make equity investments. ICRAVE’s trusted advisors offer decades of experience working with AORs, investors, and owners to design emotional and high impact businesses. They work with start-ups looking to launch new companies as well as established organizations looking to bring what they have to the next level.

Studio O+A is an award-­‚Äźwinning San Francisco - based interior design firm with 26 years of experience in workplace design. Our creative office solutions for companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, Yelp, Uber, Nike, Cisco and many others have established the firm as one of the country’s leading exponents of innovative work environments. O+A’s methodology is steeped in the practical application of proven techniques. We have learned that the client’s story is the story to tell—so we listen. We understand that people are most creative when personally invested in a project—so we encourage our designers to take ownership of their work. We understand the importance of peer review—so every phase of every project is carefully assessed by the entire team. Finally, we understand that the success of any design depends on the success of its execution—so we work closely with the builder to see that project intentions are realized. Our staff has expertise in all disciplines. Because our professionals are trained and experienced in all aspects of workplace planning and design, we exercise a degree of control that carries projects from concept to completion quickly and economically.

Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935. Founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities, we collaborate with clients all over the world to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal. More than 2,000 professionals across over 20 Perkins+Will offices include some of the brightest minds in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture. Clients consistently turn to us for our leadership and expertise in areas like sustainability, resilience, health and wellness, and mobility. Additionally, our Research Labs catalyze innovative design technologies and solutions that result in better, smarter, more competitive built environments. 


2017-18 Timeline

October 18, 2017 – Submissions Open

December 19, 2017 –  All Submissions Due
Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on December 5, 2017

December 21, 2017 – Semi-Finalists Informed

January 11, 2018 – Finalists Informed
Finalists will receive a free ticket to attend SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit. Finalists are responsible for travel and accommodations.

February 23 – 25, 2018 – SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit
Finalists will receive exclusive training at SCALE and must be present to win the competition. Winner(s) will be announced at SCALE.


Get The Details

  • Must be enrolled as a student as of September 1, 2017
Cost to Enter
  • $49 per student member submission. One submission per student.
  • $99 per non-member submission (includes a one-year ASID student membership; an $85 value).
Just Submitting has Benefits
  • All entrants to the ASID Student Portfolio Competition will receive 30% off SCALE registration (a savings of $90).
  • Semi-finalists will receive 40% off SCALE registration (a savings of $120).

Benefits for Competition Finalists
  • Finalists receive a complimentary ticket to attend SCALE (a savings of $299). This does not include travel and accommodations
  • Gain early access to SCALE to participate in onsite interviews with firm and company representatives

Benefits for Internship Winners
  • The winners will have the opportunity to present their portfolios to SCALE attendees during the closing ceremony
  • The internship will be at a location within the continental United States
  • The compensation and timing of internship will be negotiated between the firm and student winner
  • Over $17,000 in cash prizes for internship winners provided by The Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation
  • The winners will receive national media exposure