Student Competitions

Students, start entering design competitions while you are in school. Not only will your wins impress interviewers, but you will create the career-building habit of entering competitions that will serve you well when you become a practicing designer. Take the opportunity to shine!  

National Level

ASID offers an annual Student Portfolio Competition that endeavors to generate the best collection of student design projects for review.

Students will submit their portfolios, resumes, and written statements to an online portal for the chance to earn an internship at firms like Gensler, HKS Architects, HOK, and Studio O+A.


Texas Chapter Level

The ASID Texas Chapter invites students to enter its Student Design Competition, which is held in conjunction with the annual ASID Texas Student Symposium (commonly held in October). All materials are typically due before the end of September. Visit the official ASID Texas Student Symposium website,, to find out details.


Design Community Level

Three of the six Design Communities within the Texas Chapter also offer Student categories within their own professional design competitions. Please contact the appropriate Design Community leader directly to find out what is available.

  • Austin Design Community: Design Excellence
  • Dallas Design Community: Design Ovation
  • San Antonio Design Community: Pinnacle of Design

National Level Student Chapter Awards

ASID also holds its annual Student Chapter Awards, which recognize achievement among ASID student chapters, their leaders, and the faculty advisors responsible for enriching the ASID student member experience. VIEW A LIST OF THE 2016 WINNERS

Women are always told, 'You're not going to make it, it’s too difficult, you can't do that, don't enter this competition, you'll never win it,' - they need confidence in themselves and people around them to help them to get on.
-Zaha Hadid, Architect