Call For Entries:
March 2, 2018
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Scholarships & Prizes

The National Student Show & Conference (NSSC) is a professionally judged creative
competition and three-day conference built for students and their educators.

Enter your work       Categories and rules


$3,000
Top Senior Portfolio

Qualifying students must have more than 90 credits hours.

$2,000
2nd place Senior Portfolio

Qualifying students must have more than 90 credit hours.

$1,000
3rd place Senior Portfolio

Qualifying students must have more than 90 credit hours.

$2,000
Dick Sloan Junior Portfolio

Qualifying students must have 60–90 credit hours.

$1,000
Dick Sloan Sophomore Portfolio

Qualifying students must have less than 60 credit hours.

Qualifying students must meet a credit hour requirement and must submit work following special instructions.
Will be judged by a special panel of judges.


$2,500
Richard Patrick Memorial Photography Scholarship


$2,000
Illustrator Masters Illustration Scholarship


$250
Best of Category

30 categories—categories are not guaranteed a "best of" selection.

$3,000
TOP SENIOR PORTFOLIO PRIZE

The grand prize senior portfolio winner will be awarded a whopping $3,000. Please put this money to good use beginning your new career, and don't spend it on Starbucks and skinny jeans. Students must have more than 920 credit hours to be eligible for this award.

$1,000
DICK SLOAN 2ND PLACE JUNIOR PORTFOLIO PRIZE

$500
DICK SLOAN 2ND PLACE SOPHOMORE PORTFOLIO PRIZE

$500
Best of Show

$2,000
2ND PLACE SENIOR PORTFOLIO

The second place winner will be awarded a $2,000 prize. Students must have more than 90 credit hours to be eligible for this award.

$500
Jeff Barfoot Best Concept award

$1,000
3RD PLACE SENIOR PORTFOLIO

The third place winner will be awarded a $1,000 prize. Students must have more than 90 credit hours to be eligible for this award.

$500
Judges Choice

Each judge selects their favorite piece from the show.

$1,000
Best School

Awarded to a college, university, or school whose students’ work, as a whole, exhibits the highest level of work.

$500
Best Use of Paper

$500
Best Copy

$500
Best Interactive

$500
Best Type



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