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!
Texas Chapter Level
The ASID Texas Chapter holds an annual Student Design Competition in conjunction with its annual ASID Texas Student Symposium. The 2020 event took place virtually November 2-6, and the winners of the competition were announced during the Awards ceremony on November 6.
Design Community Level
Three of the 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
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.
Submissions for the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition were accepted between November 6, 2019-January 8, 2020, and the winners were announced February 20-23, 2020, at SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit.
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.
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