Otto Zenke Student Design Awards

Otto Zenke Design Awards Showcase Interior Design Creativity!

Each year, the Otto Zenke Student Design competition asks students to design an awe-inspiring project based on certain criteria for the judges to consider. This award gives both scholars and their programs the opportunity to showcase their creativity, professionalism, and the chance to win scholarship money along with recognition throughout the Carolinas.

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Thank you to all of our participants! Congratulations to our 2024 Otto Zenke Design Competition winners who were announced at this years Spring Meeting  in Raleigh, NC. See our 2024 list of winner below and view their winning projects!


Past Winners


  • Nathan Mooney – FIRST PLACE
  • Alli Cullen – SECOND PLACE
  • Ariana Gomez – THIRD PLACE
  • Timothy Cowie – HONORABLE MENTION


  • Naomi Lytle – FIRST PLACE
  • Libby Montgomery – SECOND PLACE
  • Molly Terra – THIRD PLACE


  • Isaac Wood – FIRST PLACE
  • Alyssa Gomes – SECOND PLACE
  • Audrey Amsden – THIRD PLACE
  • Robyn Strong – HONORABLE MENTION


  • Carly Lawing – FIRST PLACE
  • Appalachian State University – FIRST PLACE
  • Lauren Makenzie Halford – SECOND PLACE
  • Naomi Lytle – THIRD PLACE
  • Morgan Sotto – HONORABLE MENTION

2024 Otto Zenke Design Competition Winners

Click on their names below to view their winning projects.

2024 Otto Zenke Event Photos

Click here to view photos from the awards presentation event.

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