Still Time to Apply ⏰ | Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Image courtesy of the 2022 Richard Diehl Award winner, Michelle Wanitzek.

Whether you’re enjoying your summer break by a pool, up to your knees in coursework, or planning the next chapter of your academic career, one thing is certain . . .

You can still apply for the Vectorworks Design Scholarship!

The scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree related to architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, landscape design, or entertainment design.

Participants who submit qualified entries have the chance to be selected as a regional winner, with the potential to win up to $3,000 USD, depending on their location. But that's not all - regional winners also compete for the coveted Richard Diehl Award, which comes with a grand prize of $7,000 USD. In total, you could walk away with a cool $10,000 USD.

Take a (short) break between hanging out at the pool or catching up with family and friends to apply today! Just click the button below to get started:


* Please note that submission dates, deadlines, and prize amounts vary slightly based on the country and/or region where you live.


Gain Recognition from Some of the Best Designers in the World!

A monetary reward isn’t all that you can get from the Vectorworks Design Scholarship. You also have a special opportunity to show off your designs to an impressive crop of designers and professors.

This year’s scholarship judges include:

Blair Barnette — chairperson, British Film Designers Guild

Eric Berg — principal, Pacific Coast Land Design, Inc.

Vanessa Brady — founder and CEO, The Society of British & International Interior Design

David Chadwick — editor and chief writer, CAD User and Construction Computing Magazine

Steven Chavez — landscape architect and founder, SCLA and NAMLA

Colin Davis — director, Studio Partington

Jonathan Emery — landscape architect, DSA Environment & Design Ltd.

David Farley — set and costume designer, David Farley Design

Victoria Farrow — associate professor & BA Architecture course director, Birmingham City University

Curt Henry — senior architectural designer, Dwyer Architectural 

Stephen Jones — professor, Theatrical Design, California State University – Sacramento

Len Levine — lighting designer and International Cinema Lighting Society (ICLS) member

Will Metcalf — designer, SWT Design

Anne Militello, head of the Master of Fine Arts Lighting and Design Program, California Institute of the Arts

Cristina Murphy — professor and co-founder of XCOOP

Caitlin Saunders — senior project designer, Starbucks

Ashley Scheidel — founder and creative director, Ashley Scheidel Design Studio

Edward Turner — senior director, Pegasus Group

Eric Winter — architect, Alchemy Architects

"This is such a great opportunity. You can submit a project that you’ve been working on for your degree, so it’s not even any extra work. Why wouldn’t you!?" said David Farley.

At Vectorworks, we, like Farley, are excited to see what you submit. And if you’re not a student but know someone who should apply, please share this blog with them!


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