The National Student Show & Conference

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



The Show

Five judges select the best student work and
award $20,000 in scholarships and cash prizes.

Call for Entries
February 15, 2020


Rules & Categories

The Conference

1 show | 3 days | 3 keynotes
12 studio tours | 15 breakout sessions
30+ companies at portfolio review and job fair

Save the Date
April 2–4, 2020


Get your ticket





The Show

Featuring two new scholarships

$2,500
Richard Patrick Memorial Photography Scholarship

$1,000
Bart Forbes Illustrator Masters Scholarship





Judged by industry leaders







The Conference

Three days of exclusive content


Breakout Sessions



Keynote Speakers



Student Show Gallery



Portfolio Review & Job Fair










Past speakers

Keynote speakers who motivate and inspire



David  Carson

David Carson

David Carson Design
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Stephen Gates

Stephen Gates

InVision Head of Design Transformation
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