2022-2023

Design Drafting Competition

NEF Design DraftingThe Design Drafting Competition is a contest designed to expose High School and College-level students to design drawing and the construction industry. The contest provides recognition to students for creative design, successful problem solving and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings. Entries are evaluated for detail, accuracy and originality of work. Objectives of the contest are to introduce the student to the construction industry in a positive and challenging manner, while fostering a sense of self-worth and building confidence. Mentoring programs between students and educators are also encouraged.

Local Sponsors

A Design Drafting Competition event can be sponsored by a NAWIC chapter, school, or individual. Each local sponsor is furnished with a “Design Problem” that is designed by a licensed Architect or Engineer and is generic enough to meet the needs of all areas of the US and our international affiliates.

Project drawings must include a minimum of:

  • a floor plan
  • exterior elevation
  • site plan and placement of structure

National winners receive prizes

Region 1st Place Sample (pdf)
Region 1st Place Sample (word)
Region 1st Place Template (pdf)
Sponsor Participation Certificate (word)
blueprints
orange chair at desk with ruler and notebook

Procore

Hello NAWIC Regional Chairs, NAWIC Chapter Sponsors, Instructors, Individual Sponsors, and Students,

NEF is excited to continue our partnership with project management software company, Procore. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn some real industry applications while participating in this year’s competition.  Through the site, you will be able to find the Design Drafting documents. In addition, regional Chairs and Individual Sponsors will be submitting final designs via the bidding tool.

To participate, follow this link: https://form.jotform.com/221516245654151. Allow 24-48 hours for a Procore link to be sent to you via email. Once you get that email, you will be granted access to the 2021-2022 Design Drafting project. You may also allow your students to sign up for direct access to the site. Your and your student’s information will not be shared or viewed with anyone outside of NEF Design Drafting Administrators.

You may be asking what else NEF will be using the Procore site throughout the competition? Besides access to the competition documents, you and your students may use the Request for Information (RFI) tool to ask questions and see other RFI’s submitted. The NEF Design Drafting Administration may also notify all users via email about upcoming deadlines and any changes to the program.

INSTRUCTORS AND INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS: It is strongly suggested that you and your students explore the Procore software by taking the following online course: https://learn.procore.com/procore-certification-student. Please feel free to look at the other offerings from Procore. They are all free, and each successful participant will be eligible to download the certificate and link to their LinkedIn page. The Procore certifications are highly sought after in the industry, and they are all FREE! If you have difficulties, you may contact or chat with Procore staff technicians on using the tools within the software.

We hope you and your students will find this new partnership exciting and fun!

Procore Access Request
2022-2023 Design Problem

Design Drafting National Competition Winners

First Place – High School Competition
Christos Psaropoulos
North Central Region
Cleveland, OH Chapter #156

Second Place – High School Competition
Ryan Frichtel
Pacific Southwest Region
Las Vegas, NV Chapter #74

First Place – College Competition
Grace Zalubas
North Central Region
Lansing, MI Chapter #177

Second Place – College Competition
Joseph Tomshe
South Central Region
Houston, TX Chapter #3

First Place – High School Competition
Hailey-Ann Seavey, 12th Grade
Pacific Southwest Region
Las Vegas #74
$1,500

Second Place – High School Competition
Hannah Cushing, 11th Grade
North Central Region
Indianapolis #34
$1,000

First Place – College Competition
Grace Zalubas, Sophmore
North Central Region
Lansing #177
$1,500

Second Place – College Competition
Joseph Tomshe, Freshman
South Central Region
Houston #3
$1,000

First Place – High School Division
Braeden N. Byrd, 12th Grade
NAWIC Pacific Southwest Region
El Paso, TX Chapter 248

Second Place – High School Division
Jethro Rust, 12th Grade
NAWIC South Atlantic Region
Roanoke, VA Chapter 226

First Place – College Division
Grace Zalubas, Freshman
NAWIC North Central Region
Lansing, MI Chapter 177

Second Place – College Division
Luke Gulbranson, Junior
NAWIC Midwest Region
Fargo-Moorhead, ND Chapter 246

First Place – High School Division
Isaac Vera, 12th Grade
Pacific Southwest Region
El Paso, TX Chapter 248

Second Place – High School
Clayton Rettig, 11th Grade
Southeast Region
Atlanta Chapter 49

First Place – College Division
Luke Gulbranson, North Dakota State University
Midwest Region
Fargo-Moorhead, ND Chapter 246

First Place – High School Division
Jasmin Cabuco, 10th Grade
South Atlantic Region
Charlotte Chapter 121

Second Place – High School
Abiyerra Thomas, 12th Grade
Southeast Region
Atlanta Chapter 49

Honorable Mention
Patrick McManama, 12th Grade
North Central Region
Indianapolis Chapter 34

1st Place – CAD
Abiverra Thomas – 11th grade
Atlanta Chapter #49 – NAWIC Southeast Region

1st Place – HAND
Heather Lezon – 12th grade
Indianapolis Chapter #34 – NAWIC North Central Region

2nd Place – CAD
Trevor Andrew Weigel – 12th grade
Las Vegas Chapter #74 – NAWIC Pacific Southwest Region

3rd Place – CAD
Nicholas Williams – 11th grade
Columbia Chapter #113 – NAWIC South Atlantic Region

1st Place Hand Drafting
Jared Harmon
Chapter 34 Indianapolis
North Central Region

1st Place CAD
John Peter Acayan
Chapter 111 San Bernardino / Riverside
Pacific Southwest Region

2nd Place CAD
Sabrina Brown
Chapter 302 Kalamazoo / Battle Creek
North Central Region

3rd Place CAD
Jeffrey Hackett
Chapter 73 Greater Orlando
Southeast Region

Honorable Mention
Conor Maffat
Chapter 52 of Rhode Island
Northeast Region