“Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.” — Charles Eames

2022 Positive Space: Submission Process:

Hello students, please pay careful attention to the guidelines listed below.

Each submission must come with a digital image of the work. To make your digital image follow these guidelines:
File Size – Download the .psd file below, and position each entry image within its frame.
Then to save the image, go to File/Export/Save for Web, choose ‘JPEG’ for the file type and ‘High’ for the file quality.Please be sure the ‘.jpeg’  file extension is present on your file
Format Template PSD (DOWNLOAD)

Submissions for 2022 are closed – thanks for your participation!

2022 Categories
Remember that you may submit as much work as you’d like to as many categories as applicable.
The only restriction is that if the piece has been accepted into a previous positive space show, it may not be entered again.

Interior Design:
Students may include all or some of the following: models, perspectives, plans, elevations, sections, concept development, process, boards, and materials – so long as the submittal is a cohesive design package.

ID – Micro (or small scale) Design 
Interior Design projects that are less than 500sf, such as kiosks, exhibits, and hospital rooms.

ID – Residential Design
Interior Design projects that focus on living spaces of all sizes.
Projects may be an individual area (such as kitchen or bathroom), or may include an entire living space design.

ID – Hospitality Design 
Design projects for the hospitality sector, including hotels, restaurants, and retail design.

ID – Commercial Design 
Projects for all commercial settings outside of the hospitality sector,
such as corporate offices, healthcare spaces, and educational spaces.

Graphic Design:

GD – Package Design
All dimensional packed products including food, beverage, games, etc.

The human-centered design practice of web and mobile interfaces and or digital media

GD – Branding 
Logo and identity systems, integrated branding and promotional systems

GD – Publication 
Books of all kinds, covers, brochures and anything in a sequential book format

GD – Typography 
Projects demonstrating excellence in typography.

GD – Information Design 
Any single or multiple piece visuals focusing on information-rich content


Film – Documentary 
Any documentary film.

Film – Narrative 
Any narrative film.

Film – Experimental 
Any experimental film.

Film – Screenwriting 
Any screenwriting script


Any illustration and image-based design pieces

Film – Animation / Special Effects 
Any film that is fully animated or relies heavily on animation and/or special effects.

Projects demonstrating basic design elements and principles at work

3D Modeling 
Handmade 3-dimensional work. Anything from life-size furniture,
to scale models, to foundation projects qualify.

Fine Art 
All media, painting, collage, mixed-media, etc.

Original photographs in color, black/white, manipulated photographic images, drone photography and more