Students completing their Undergraduate or Graduate work in Spring of 2023 are welcome to exhibit.
-Exhibitors will share tables, you will be given 4ft wide by 30in deep of table space.
-Some tables will be against a wall if you need to lean a board up.
-We will supply black tablecloths to cover the tables.
-Exhibitors are prohibited from taping or adhering work to any wall surface.
-If you require power for a laptop or model lights please bring a small extension cord. Bring your own power strip as needed.
-Wi-Fi will be available.
-The tables will be assigned when you arrive.
– You are welcome to bring dress forms for costume presentation. Choose a table at the end of a row.
-Setup is from 3pm-4:30pm
-The exhibit will open at
The cost of exhibiting and attending the awards event is combined in one ticket. For students that cost is $5. Purchase your student exhibitor ticket here.
Email: Merrittawards@gmail.com with any and all questions about
Prize for Best Exhibit: Student Designer
This annual award recognizes the most outstanding student designer exhibit at the Designer Expo with a $500 prize.
Designs – Originality & Creativity:
Do the designs exhibited demonstrate an innovative and/or a compelling artistic voice?
Exhibit – Originality & Creativity:
Does the exhibit itself contain innovation and/or other evidence of originality?
Sustained Activity & Accomplishment:
Does the exhibit demonstrate substantial scope and variety across the work of the designer?
Context and Conceptual Clarity:
Does the exhibitor provide clear context for the designs; rationale, reference materials, director goals, etc.?
Quality and Professionalism:
Do the exhibit materials and presentation demonstrate mastery of technical/craft skills appropriate to the design discipline?