The deadline to submit questions is Oct. 5.


how to apply

Applicants register and submit application materials using the SlideRoom web service, which requires an internet connection and a modern web browser.

Applicants are advised to read through these instructions and the SlideRoom application process prior to applying, then prepare the requested information offline and log back into SlideRoom to complete the application. Applicants who have prepared the information in advance can complete their online submission within minutes.

It is not necessary to complete the application in one online session. The program allows applicants to log in and out as many times as needed in order to complete the application. Applications are officially submitted once the fee payment step is completed.

The deadline to apply online is 12 a.m. (midnight) Central Time October 15. Applicants are advised to begin the application well in advance of the deadline to allow for resolution of any technical or program issues that may arise. Please see technical support contact information and business hours at the end of these instructions.

To apply, use the SlideRoom submission link:

Register as a user on SlideRoom.

  • Click on “Sign Up” and follow the online instructions.
  • If you don’t know your password, click on “Forgot Password” and follow online instructions.

Complete the online application form.

  • Identify any professional website presence for designer/design team.
  • Provide a letter of interest, including a team description. (PDF file, 1 page)
  • Identify designer/design team members, their roles on the project and provide their complete contact information.
  • Provide a current resume/cv for each team member. Combine into a single PDF file. (up to 10 MB)

Upload media representing relevant projects and experience.

  • Upload 15-20 digital media files. Any combination of the following file types is permitted to meet the required number of files. (jpeg files - up to 5 MB each, video files - up to 60 MB each, PDF files - up to 10 MB each)
  • Provide documentation of each submitted project, including designer role, location, date, status and budget if applicable.

Submit $10 fee for application processing via PayPal.

The SlideRoom website offers complete instructions for submitting an application which may be reviewed and printed prior to logging into the application portal. Click on the project description at the SlideRoom website to access the instructions.

For technical assistance, a video tutorial and online guide are available 24/7 at, or email a technician at  Monday-Saturday from 9:00am–9:00pm.