In Scenic Design, the skills that will be measured are:

checkAn understanding of the scenic designer’s role and responsibilities

An understanding of the artistic and practical constraints which impact the scenic design

An understanding of the relationship of scenic design to a unifying concept

The ability to carry out research into style, period, locale, and genre of the play

The ability to present and explain design choices.


1. Only one entrant may be involved in the design. No collaborations are permitted.

2. Theoretical or realized designs are acceptable.

3. The entrant must prepare a presentation no longer than 8 minutes (with an additional 4 minute Q&A) that includes:

•   A scale model (in 1/4″ or 1/2″ to 1′0″) OR a perspective rendering (no larger than 11″ x 17″) showing the design and its relationship to the theatrical space. At least one figure must be included in the rendering or model to show proportion and scale. Model or rendering can be generated through multiple media, such as SketchUp, Vectorworks, or 3-D printers.

o Floor plan (drawn to the same scale) for the production that clearly indicates:

o Performance space

o Backstage space

o Audience areas

o Sightlines

Title block including:

o Show name 

o Floor plan source

o Scale

o Entrant name

o Date


Three identical ½″ artifact binders.

Each artifact binder must include a complete set of the following materials:

•   A one page design statement summarizing:

o Theme of the play

o Unified design concept

o Script requirements


The following may or may not be included in the binder, but must be presented:

•   Complete research

•   Sources of inspiration

•   Floor plan

•   Models or renderings

•   Techniques within the design

•   Floor plan (drawn to the same scale) for the production that clearly indicates:

§  Performance space

§  Backstage space

§  Audience areas

§  Sightlines

•   Title block including:

§  Show name

§  Floor plan source

§  Scale

§  Entrant name

§  Date