The 2020 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge

To those who accepted the Challenge: We applaud you!

The Challenge is now closed — check back in May to see who’ll be making SDC history.

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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