ASID Student Portfolio Competition

The best collection of student interior design projects in the nation.

In its fourth year, 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. Judging includes two rounds of online reviews, and one round of finalist interviews to take place the day before SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit on February 28, 2019 in New York.

The 2019 experience will culminate at SCALE where finalists will present their portfolios to a panel of judges in the hope of securing a 2019 scholarship and broad national exposure. The winners will be recognized at SCALE on March 1, 2019.

Each SPC winner will receive a scholarship from the Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation.

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SPC judges are selected from top firms across the nation, offering finalists an unparalleled level of exposure to the organizations they represent.

The 2019 SPC judges hail from Benjamin Moore, HDR, Rockwell Group, and Studio O+A.


2018-19 Timeline

November 7, 2018 – Submissions Open

January 16, 2019 –  All Submissions Due
Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on January 16, 2019

January 18, 2019 – Semi-Finalists Informed

January 30, 2019 – Finalists Informed
Finalists will receive a free ticket to attend SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit. Finalists are responsible for travel and accommodations.

February 28, 2019 – Finalist Interviews
Finalists must arrive for mandatory interviews that include one-on-one sessions with multiple judges as part of the evaluation process.

March 1– 3, 2019 – 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 in the U.S. or Canada as of September 1, 2018.
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).
Just Submitting has Benefits
  • All entrants to the ASID Student Portfolio Competition will receive 30% off SCALE general price registration (a savings of $90).
Benefits for Semi-Finalists
  • Semi-finalists will receive 40% off SCALE general price registration (a savings of $120).
  • Exposure to firm leaders who will review your portfolio.

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

Benefits for Competition Winners
  • The winners will have the opportunity to present their portfolios to SCALE attendees during the closing ceremony.
  • Over $17,000 in cash prizes for competition winners provided by The Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation.
  • The winners will receive broad national media exposure.