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 has two Student categories – Commercial and Residential – within it’s annual design competition recognizing the finest interior design achievements within the Texas Chapter: Celebrating Design Texas.
The CDT23 Awards design competition will be open for entries May 1-31, 2023. Visit the official CDT website to find more information.
Design Community Level
Our four Design Communities (DCs) within the Texas Chapter also offer two Student categories – Commercial and Residential – within their own professional design competitions. Please visit each Design Community’s webpage to find out when their respective design competitions take place.
NOTE: The following DC competitions will not take place for 2023 but are expected to resume in 2024.
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 2021 ASID Student Portfolio Competition were accepted between November 4, 2020-March 3, 2021, and the winners were announced September 10-12, 2022, 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