The 2020 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge

The Results Are In!

Here’s to all of the students who took the challenge.

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

Keep an Eye Out

Stand by for upcoming announcements and more information about future competitions.

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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