The 2018 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge

Shout Out to All the Students Who Entered!

The challenge is now closed — check back in May to see who will be going down in SDC history.

The Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge celebrates excellence in interior design by students in both residential and commercial categories.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

The contest gives away prizes for two categories: residential design and commercial design.

First Place

in each category

$2,500 cash prize and a feature in STIR magazine


Second Place

in each category

$1,000 cash prize


Third Place

in each category

$500 cash prize


Two Facebook Fan Favorite winners (one in each category) will receive a $100 Sherwin-Williams Gift Card.

$1,000 will be awarded to the design school the first place winners attend.

Mark Your Cal!

Or set your phone reminder—the contest dates are as follows:

February 1-March 15: Contest open for entries
April 5-April 12: Facebook Fan Favorite judging
May 2018: Winners announced

Judging You

Our three fabulous judges include:

Sue Wadden

Sherwin-Williams Judge

Director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams.

Nancy Fire

Residential Judge

Co-founder and creative director of Design Works International and design director of HGTV HOME.

Vanessa Deleon

Commercial Judge

Owner of Vanessa Deleon Associates, featured designer on NBC, HGTV, Bravo and more.

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