How can you, as an interior designer, create a temporary shelter that addresses and supports the health, safety, and welfare of a community in crisis? Show us your solution and you could win $2,000 and national recognition of your work—exposing your talent to over 30,000 ASID designers!

The winner will also be flown out to Los Angeles for a one-night stay to attend the ASID Awards Gala, Celebration in June 2014.


Interior design is not just about creating aesthetically pleasing places; it is about solving problems and providing functional environments that support quality of life for all. Every day we are bombarded with stories of crises we face in our world — namely, natural disasters and the sudden havoc they wreak on people and their communities. This design competition seeks insightful and creative interior design ideas for ways that existing vacant buildings can be temporarily converted into shelters that support the health, safety and welfare of a community in crisis.


**Please download the full competition overview for more information and requirements in submitting.



Entries will only be accepted through an online platform. Each student will need to register and create a ASID competition account which will then be used for all future awards and competition entries. A non-refundable entry fee of $35 for ASID student members and $75 for non-members is also required for the Student Design Competition: Shelter submission. For more information, please contact the ASID Industry Engagement at (202) 675-2352 or


Currently Open!

Close: Midnight EST on Sun., January 12, 2014

(no late submissions will be considered)

Judging will occur in January/February 2014 and winners announced in February.

$35 for ASID Student Members

$75 for Non-ASID Student Members.

ASID is committed to the best practices of interior design, sustainability and other leading issues impacting the profession.