Sherwin Williams Student Design Challenge

Hey design students, who wants to win $2,500? Not to mention the admiration of design pros everywhere! (Curious yet?) Check out and submit your fabulous entries by April 15.


We know your days — and nights — are busy. So we’ve kept this simple.

  1. Create a color rendering(s) of an interior space: residential or commercial.
    TIP: You can use any building info modeling software — or draw it by hand — as long as it effectively illustrates the use of your palette.TIP: You don’t need to go wild with view, angles and elevations; you can only submit three (3) renderings.TIP: Your final files need to be in JPEG, PNG or PDF format, no larger than 10 MB.
  2. Include and identify at least three Sherwin-Williams colors in your palette.
    TIP: You can provide the color names/numbers either on your rendering or in your project description.
  3. Describe your project, explaining how color contributes to the design.
    TIP: Keep it short — there’s a 175-word limit.
  4. Register and upload your entry right on this site.

That’s it! With just four simple steps you have a chance to win a $2,500 cash prize. (Second-place winners will win a $1,000 cash prize, and third-place winners will win a $500 cash prize.)
IAD BFA Marjia Kalas won 1st Place under the Residential Category, you can win too!