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Students can win up to $10,000 USD Through the Global Design Competition.
Students can win up to $10,000 USD Through the Global Design Competition.

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2023 Vectorworks Design Scholarship Now Accepting Submissions

Columbia, MD (April 4, 2023)—Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. invites students to see where their designs can take them by entering the seventh Vectorworks Design Scholarship. The global competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students in major disciplines related to architecture, landscape architecture, landscape design, entertainment and interior design. Students can submit a new design or past project from any of their classes for the chance to win up to $10,000 USD.

“It’s clear that today’s student designers have limitless potential. We’re honored to have the opportunity to showcase their creative talents and innovative designs but also help to foster their future careers through the exposure and financial assistance this competition can provide,” said Vectorworks Academic Marketing Programs Specialist Jen Hart. “We encourage all students to take advantage of this unique opportunity to shine a light on their achievements as they embark on their professional journey.”

Competition entries will be evaluated by an expert panel of international judges in two rounds. First-round winners will each receive up to $3,000 USD and will be entered for the chance to win the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth up to an additional $7,000 USD. Winners’ schools will also receive free Vectorworks Design Suite software and free virtual or in-person workshop training for faculty and students.

“Our differences, quirks and dissimilarities are what is interesting about us; they are a life force of any society,” said Cristina Murphy, co-founder of XCOOP, adjunct professor at Virginia Tech, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, assistant professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University and one of this year’s judges. “Share your distinctive abilities with fellow designers, creatives and the world as you step out into your next chapter. You are the future of the design profession and can make a difference! We can’t wait to see what you have in store.”

Submission deadlines and prize award amounts differ based on the applicant’s country or region. The exact dates of regional submissions can be found here.

For additional information and to apply, visit

About Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Built with designers in mind since 1985, Vectorworks software offers you the freedom to follow your imagination wherever it leads you. Globally, more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in the UK, Canada and Australia, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how you can design without limits at or follow @Vectorworks.



About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a globally leading software provider for digital transformation in the AEC/O and media industries. Its intelligent software solutions cover the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects and enable creatives to optimize their workflows. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings and infrastructures more efficiently and sustainably and develop digital content such as visualizations, films and computer games more creatively. The software provider is driving innovations such as digital twins as well as open standards (OPEN BIM), and sustainability in the AEC/O industry, constantly expanding its portfolio by also investing in deep-tech startups. Currently more than seven million users worldwide are shaping the world with the customer-focused solutions of our four divisions. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 3,600 experts globally.

Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company generated revenues amounting to EUR 801.8 million and an EBITDA of EUR 257.0 million in 2022.


Jeremy Powell

Jeremy Powell

VP Marketing Vectorworks +1 443.542.0652