The 2019 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 a feature in STIR® magazine


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 grand-prize winner.

Free Color Tools for Every Entrant

New for 2019: Every student will get a FREE ColorSnap® Palette Guide and the Colormix® 2019 Forecast and Fan Deck just for entering!

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

Patti Carpenter

Residential Judge

Principal, carpenter + company/Trendscope

Global Trend Ambassador, Maison & Objet Paris and America

Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Commercial Judge

Principal and Owner, Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design

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