Ascent Students
Ascent Students

Competition Details

Do you have a passion for design and a knack for SketchUp? If so, we want to see your finest portfolio work! Students, it’s time to show us what you’ve got. The Edu Ascent Student competition is a call to all university design students to show off your SketchUp modeling skills.

What You Will Win

Three student finalists will win a trip to SketchUp’s 3D basecamp 2020, in Vancouver, B.C., where they’ll present their work with industry pros and conference attendees.

Free admission to 3D Basecamp 2020
Roundtrip airfare to Vancouver, B.C.
Heaps of recognition, esteem and bragging rights
Lodging at the event (September 13-16, 2020)


Judges will review presentations and pick a grand prize winner based on the below competition criteria. 

  • Modeling skill: Your submission should be primarily modeled within SketchUp, displaying your understanding of SketchUp.
  • Creativity: How unique or compelling is the concept driving the design and execution of your work?
  • Overall aesthetic: Your project should create a sense of dynamism and thoughtfulness, making sure no elements are neglected. Your work should be beautiful, and the documents that communicate your work should be too.
  • Alignment to area of study: Does your submission display examples of industry standards?

Submission Requirements

We want to see your best SketchUp work! Your submission can be uploaded as a PDF file using the provided template or similar project-board format. (25MB max)

Download the Template


We are accepting entries until June 30th, 2020. This competition is only open to students currently enrolled in a higher education degree (or certificate) program from an accredited institution within the U.S.A. or Canada. All entrants must be 18 or older to participate.

Submit Your Entry

**Note on group projects. Given  the collaborative nature of university design programs, students submitting work that was completed as a team must do so with the knowledge and consent of all contributing team members.  The SketchUp Ascent competition is only open to individual entrants and prizes for group work will only be granted to the individual who submitted the entry.**

For terms and conditions please visit Official Rules
For answers to any competition questions visit the EDU Competition Q&A Forum