The 2020 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge

Future designers: Enter the Challenge Now!

Click on the button below to start your entry for the 2020 Student Design Challenge.

Entries are accepted through March 15.

What Is the SDC?

The Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge (SDC) is a professional competition that celebrates excellence in interior design by students in both residential and commercial categories.

Stand Out and Be Rewarded

Demonstrate your excellence for a chance to win in two interior design categories: residential or commercial.

1st Place

in each category

$2,500 cash prize and featured in STIR® newsletter.

2nd Place

in each category

$1,000 cash prize

3rd 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 attended by each first-prize winner.

Free Color Tools for Every Entrant

Every student will receive a FREE ColorSnap® Palette Guide and the 2020 Colormix® Forecast just for entering!

Color Mix Forecast - Palette Guide

Save These Dates

Mark your calendar — key 2020 contest activities are happening on these dates:

February 1–March 15 2020: The contest will be open for entries

April 2020: Facebook Fan Favorite design winners will be announced

May 2020: Sherwin-Williams SDC 2020 contest winners will be announced

Meet the Judges

Each member of our Judges Panel is a highly respected expert in the field of interior design.

Sue Wadden, Shermin Williams

Sue Wadden

Sherwin-Williams Judge


Director of Color Marketing, Sherwin-Williams

Nicole White

Residential Judge


CEO/Principal Designer, Nicole White Designs Interiors

Sven Shockey

Commercial Judge


Vice President/Design Director, SmithGroup

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