ASID NYU/CE Professional Design Competition 2018


Commerical: Large and Small

Residential: Large and Small

Out of the Box


$80.00 First Submission

$50.00 Each Additional Submisson


Sunday August 10th, 2018 (EXTENDED!!)


"Design Impacts Lives"


ASID NYU/CE Design Awards



Commercial Design

  • Large Scale: greater than 1,500 sq. ft.
  • Small Scale: less than 1,500 sq. ft.

Residential Design

  • Large Scale: greater than 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Small Scale: less than 1,000 sq. ft.

Outside the Box/Specialty Project:

  • Out-of-the-ordinary project, such as salon, bowling alley, kiosk, trade show booth, etc…


  • Entries are restricted to current ASID Professional, Allied, and Associate Members of the ASID NYU/CE Chapter in good standing.
  • You may enter as many projects as you wish in either category. Each project must be entered separately. Entry fees are charged per project submission.


  • Submit a maximum of three (3) 11” x 17” presentation boards in a single PDF file in either landscape or portrait orientation; however orientation must be consistent for the entire project.
  • Project Statement: provide a brief description of your submission outlining the project in less than 250 words, typed in a 10 point easy to read font, shown directly on one presentation board. 
  • A maximum of three (3) board may be submitted for each project.
  • All images submitted must be 300dpi resolution or higher.
  • The project boards must include: plans, elevations, material selections, rendered perspectives, photographs (before photos can be included but are not required) or other media which complement the project statement.


  • Entry fee is $80.00 for the first entry and $50.00 for each additional entries. Each entry must be submitted separately.
  • Registration and payment: CLICK HERE!
  • After registration and payment you will receive an email that includes a Dropbox link to upload your presentation. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt. Please contact Nicki Land if you do not receive confirmation of your submission, or if you are in need of assistance:


  • Completed entries and payment must be received by 11:55pm Sunday August 10th 2018. (EXTENDED!)


  • The ASID NYU/CE Chapter Professional Design Competition Committee will appoint a jury with a minimum of three judges. Judges will be ASID members in good standing.
  • Entries are evaluated individually and awarded points. Judges’ scores for each entry are totaled out of the four (4) 25-point sections listed below with an opportunity for extra credit. Totals from each judge are then averaged to determine the winner.
  • The judges reserve the right not to issue any award for any category where the entry does not exemplify design excellence in accordance with judging criteria. Scores 79 or below are not considered for award purposes.
  • Any entry that does not meet all competition rules and requirements will be automatically disqualified.
  • Project name, designer, logos, etc… will be temporarily hidden by a neutral third party before they are circulated among the judging committee.
  • Judges reserve the right to combine categories with less than three (3) entries as they see fit.


  • Design Objectives (25 points): Clarity of project. Addresses project requirements and scope in concept statement.
  • Aesthetics (25 points): Overall visual success of the project using the principles and elements of design.
  • Functionality (25 points): Effective and appropriate use of materials, finishes, furnishings, lighting, space planning and detailing.
  • Design Creativity (25 points): Originality and creativity in problem solving, material use and attention to detail.
  • NEW! Extra Credit (5 points): ASID believes that design impacts lives to enhance the human experience. Describe in your project statement the design elements that successfully support this mission and how the power of design can positively effect the client, public, etc…


  • Winners will be notified by the ASID NYU/CE Chapter Board no later than Sunday August 19th 2018.
  • All entries will be recognized by our Chapter via social media, print newsletter, or other means.
  • It is not mandatory, but strongly advised, that the awardee attend the awards reception on Friday, September 21st, 2018 in Syracuse, New York.


  • ASID NYU/CE will assume no responsibility for electronically damaged entries or technical difficulties uploading.
  • By participating, entrants agree to allow ASID NYU/CE to display entries and images at Chapter functions, other selected public events and/or communications.
  • Entries will be disqualified without completed registration and payment.
  • There will be no refund for entrants who pay the entry fee, but do not submit their project by the deadline.