Announcing the 8th Annual National Student Show and Conference

APR 12–14, 2012 We're back for our 8th year! The only national competition and conference just for students. If you know a student studying design, art direction, illustration, or photography, pass this on!

The Show
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 prizes 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. What are you waiting for? Get details on rules and catagories and enter here.

The Conference
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.

On Sale Now
Conference tickets are  $150 through midnight Tuesday, April 10th. After that they will cost $200 at the door. Spread the word!

Purchase Conference tickets
Enter the Show
Visit the conference website
Join the show page on Facebook 
Follow the show on Twitter
Contact the 2012 Chair

If there are any questions, please email the 2012 chairman: Brandon DeLoach at studentshow@dsvc.org. If you know of a school that has never participated in the show, tell your professor to contact Brandon and get on the mailing list.

  • Date – Thursday, April 12, 2012
  • Time – 1:00 pm
  • Location – Radisson Hotel ()
  • Students – $125 (ID Required)

Comments

Anonymous Said:

Do you have to be an actual student competing or can you just go to view the art?
on Jan. 19, 2012

Anonymous Said:

How can a student submit work to this competition? Do we need to be out of Texas or other states such as Illinois apply?
on Jan. 21, 2012

Brandon DeLoach Said:

Answer to the first question: Students attending the Conference will see all the work accepted into the show. Buy Conference tickets here: http://dsvc.myshopify.com/collections/types?q=Student+Show To the second question, this is a national student competition and we receive entries from nearly every state including Illinois. We'd love to have you enter the show and attend the conference. Reserve you ticket with the link above and enter the show here: http://enter.dsvc.org. Good luck and we'll see you in April.
on Jan. 24, 2012

Anonymous Said:

Sorry if this is a trivial question, but do we need a Student ID or would a driver license suffice?
on Feb. 2, 2012

Brandon DeLoach Said:

Any major form of ID will be fine.
on Feb. 5, 2012

Brandon DeLoach Said:

To answer a previous question: to view the show, you must be attending the conference. Professionals are welcome to come, but must pay the day pass rate of $100 at the door.
on Feb. 5, 2012

Anonymous Said:

If a student graduated in December 2011, is he/she allowed to enter work that was produced in school during the Fall 2011 semester? (To be clear, the student is not currently enrolled, but produced the work as an enrolled design student last semester.) Thanks in advance for the clarification!
on Feb. 28, 2012

Brandon DeLoach Said:

Anonymous: Yes! All student work done in the past 12 months is eligible for the 2012 show.
on Feb. 28, 2012

Anonymous Said:

Are quests other than students and professionals allowed to come to the conference or is it strictly for students and professionals, like if a student has a guest that wants to go with them?
on Mar. 3, 2012

Anonymous Said:

Are the tickets going to be sent to us in the mail after we purchase them? Or will we be picking them up once we get to the conference. Thanks.
on Mar. 6, 2012

Kirsten Said:

Are faculty bringing students to the conference still allowed free admission?
on Mar. 7, 2012

Bradley Said:

I'd love to know the answer to Kirsten's question also. (Plus) I think it's good policy for promoting upcoming year's shows because many Professors bring back photographs and stories that get students excited about entering and wanting to get involved in the DSVC as members.
on Mar. 19, 2012

Anonymous Said:

How will we receive our tickets? Will they be delivered to us?
on Mar. 22, 2012

Brandon DeLoach Said:

I'm going to answer a batch of questions here. Professionals are allowed to attend the conference for $100 per day. Tickets must be purchased at the door. There are no physical tickets. Registration will be verified by ID at check in. Instructors accompanying students are admitted for free. If you'd like to participate in portfolio reviews or sponsor a vendors table, email me: studentshow@dsvc.org.
on Mar. 29, 2012

Anonymous Said:

Does registration just start at 1 on Thursday? Or should the students be there earlier?
on Apr. 10, 2012

Brittany Herrod Said:

Is there anyone looking to sell their Studio Tour ticket? I was recently able to go to the conference and am looking for a studio tour ticket!
on Apr. 10, 2012

Anonymous Said:

When can we see the list of the National Student Show winners and their work online ? Thanks A.
on Apr. 17, 2012

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