Students put their work up against the best in the country and compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. Our show is judged by five nationally recognized jurors over two days. Awards and cash prices will be handed out for winners in each category, judge’s choice, and best overall piece.
Scholarships will be awarded to the top sophomore and junior portfolio, and the top three senior portfolios will receive a cash prize trips or a huge head start landing a dream job. All work that makes it in the show will be on display for the entire conference.
Please note, with an earlier conference date this will push up our entry deadline to February 6th, 2015.
Three days of inspiration from 4 nationally-renowned keynote speakers, working professional career panels, 15 break-out sessions, and studio tours around Dallas. Students have the chance to get their portfolios reviewed by professionals and maybe even land an internship or job. They’ll go home with new design buddies, great memories, and a huge head start on a career.
Where & When
NSSC11 will take place March 19-21, 2015 at the Doubletree Campbell Centre in Dallas, TX. Studio tours take place onThursday, March 19th. The Conference is all day Friday andSaturday with the Awards Gala on Saturday evening.
Entries to the show are $20 per piece, with a discount package of 10 entries for $100 (entry packs may not be shared).
Conference tickets are on sale from Black Friday through New Years Eve for an early bird price of just $75/student. Professors may attend the conference FREE when they bring student attendees. January 1st, conference tickets go up to $125.
Hotel rooms can be reserved at the Doubletree at a special rate of $99/night. Reservations must be made before March 5th, 2015to guarantee the special rate.
We Want Your School Involved!
We know you work hard to get your students prepared for the real world, and there’s no better place to test their abilities and keep them inspired than by entering and attending NSSC11.
Lastly, we send out posters advertising the event to professors to hang in their departments. To be on the list to receive a poster pack, please reply with your mailing address.
Thank you for your time and if you have any questions about the conference, please message Ramsey Ruelas, chair of NSSC at email@example.com