Calling All Interior Design Schools / Students!!!

Calling All Interior Design Schools / Students!!!


 The 2017 Awards Gala Committee is reaching out to see who would like to be involved with this year’s ASID Design Excellence Awards Gala! We have created a competition for interior design students to be involved in, as a way to contribute to the celebration & gain recognition for your creativity.



ASID Design Awards Gala Photography Backdrop


Area of Use:

The backdrops will be where all photographs will be taken as guests walk into the event — just like a Red Carpet event — AND also where all the professional photographs will be taken of the winning recipient(s) with their award.



These are minimal on purpose. We want you to really think about this and not limit your design. We just have a few guidelines and the rest is up to you.


1 Minimum size of 6’8’ and Maximum size of 10’x8’

2 Teams are required to use material from manufacturer reps and/or other materials. You will need to reach out to manufacturer reps directly for materials to be donated. This also is a good learning experience as you will be working with manufacturing reps daily when out of school.

3 Select materials at your discretion as it fits your overall design.

4 Backdrop needs to be free-standing and sturdy.

5 BE CREATIVE! This is a challenge to see how you can come up with a concept, overall design, and building it.

6 Your team will need to deliver the backdrop to the venue on the day of the event. Teams are responsible for removing their backdrop at end of event. 


Winning School:

Winning School will be announced at the Design Excellence Awards Gala Ceremony. Each member of the winning team will receive a cash prize!


If your school is interested, please select one person to be the Team Lead. The Team Lead should then send the below information via email to Roxanne Carlson <>:


1. Team Lead Name and contact info (email, phone)

2. Team Member Names

3. School Name


 Deadline: November 15, 2017


For questions, please contact Roxanne.