Young Designers' Scholarship Competition

The Young Designers' Scholarship Competition is a house design contest for high school students interested in drafting, architecture or home building. The competition is open to any student enrolled in a public or private secondary school in Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk, Virginia Beach or the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Any high school or technology center located in one of the aforementioned geographic areas is eligible to apply for a grant of up to $1,000, to be used for an equipment or material purchase for the school's drafting/design program. To apply for the grant, you must fill out the Equipment Grant Application, including a statement of why you feel your program deserves/needs the grant and how you would use it.

Click the links to find the 2019 competition criteria and student information form.


Here's a sample of a finished entry:

For any questions, please contact Laura Williamson at or call 757-305-9018.