Edu Ascent Competition 2020 Q&A

The EDU Ascent Competition is back to showcase the best work of the SketchUp education community at this year’s 3D Basecamp in Vancouver, B.C.!

If you are a university student or K-12 educator using SketchUp, the Ascent Competition is your chance to show off your creativity and modeling skills. And the best part is, we’re sending the top three finalists from each category on an all expense paid trip to 3D Basecamp!

If you have any questions about the EDU Ascent Competition, post them here and we’ll get back to you with an answer!

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Hello! I teach SketchUp at Bellevue College in the Interior Design department in Seattle and am going to encourage my students to submit projects. Here’s a couple of questions:

I’m a little confused about your template that’s attached. Is it required that students use that template or can they submit in some other format? Most of our students use SketchUp for create their final Capstone projects, meaning they already will have multiple views of their project created in SketchUp, including some interesting details, etc that wouldn’t necessarily fit into your template. If not using your template, is there any restrictions on numbers of views of a project, etc?

Many of the best projects, again, would be student’s Capstone projects. However, many of these students would graduate in June, so they may “officially” be students when they submit them, but would not be students in the fall at BaseCamp as they would have graduated. Would they still be eligible?

Thanks for your clarification!

Diane Dieterich

And one more question: I’m assuming its fine if SketchUp projects are rendered?


you could look at the previous winners while you wait…


Hi @dldieterich2,

Thanks for encouraging your students to participate in the Ascent competition! The provided template is just a suggested format for submissions and is not required to enter the competition. Students are welcome to layout their projects however they see fit and may include project descriptions, renderings, detail callouts etc. We just ask that submissions stay within the 24"x36" format as we will printing the top submissions for display in our gallery at Basecamp.

Renderings are welcome as part of competition submissions and can be completed using any 3rd party software or extensions desired. Since the projects are being completed as part of course curriculum students will still be eligible to win even if they are graduating in the Spring.