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Sherwin-Williams Student Competition Now Open

Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced that its 10th annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Competition is now open for entries.

This year marks a decade of Sherwin-Williams inviting students to create award-winning interior renderings for a chance to win cash prizes, receive national recognition and celebrate their excellence in design.


Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced that its 10th annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Competition is now open for entries. Shown above is a previous Fan Favorite winner in the Residential category.

“Over the past 10 years, Sherwin-Williams has had the pleasure of supporting the next generation of interior designers and architects through the Student Design Challenge, and we continue to be blown away by their talent,” said Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin-Williams.

“The upcoming decade brings new opportunities for color in design, and I have a feeling that 2020 will be an exceptional year to showcase the innovative thinking from these up-and-coming professionals.”

This year’s judges include Wadden, as well as Nicole White, CEO and Principal of Nicole White Designs and recently featured in HGTV and Real Simple magazines, in the residential design category; and Sven Shockey Vice President and Design Director of SmithGroup, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED-Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction, in the commercial design category.

The Contest

To enter the contest, students must follow these steps:

  • Submit a new or previously developed color rendering of a residential or commercial interior space using at least three Sherwin-Williams colors in the palette; and
  • Write a thoughtful description of the project that includes an explanation of how color contributes to the design.

Each student who submits a project will receive a free ColorSnap Palette Guide and copy of the 2020 Colormix Forecast. The top winner from each category will receive a $2,500 cash prize and their design school will receive $1,000. Second-place winners will win a $1,000 cash prize and third-place winners will win a $500 cash prize.

There will also be two Facebook Fan Favorite winners for each category announced in April who will receive a $100 Sherwin-Williams gift card.

There is no entry fee, and the competition closes on March 15. Winners be announced in May.

For full contest rules and submission instructions, click here.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Awards and honors; Color + Design; Color + Design; Competitions; Design; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Sherwin-Williams; Z-Continents

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