Design Award Entry Form


AIA Arkansas Design Awards 

ENTRY FORM
To complete the form, read the guidelines below. The actual ENTRY FORM may be accessed by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

Registration forms and fees are due by noon on Friday, April 14, 2017 and are non-refundable.
Fully completed submissions are due by noon on Monday, June 12, 2017.

In order to encourage excellence in architecture, the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announces its annual Design Awards Program. Through this program AIA Arkansas seeks to honor works of distinction by its members and bring public attention to outstanding examples of Architecture.

The categories were simplified in 2008 to Built and Un-built Categories. Projects will be judged against the jurors’ standard of great design, not against other projects in the category.  Jury guidelines and rules for the program, including the Un-built Category, will be strictly enforced.

AWARDS:
Three levels of awards are possible:

  1. Honor Awards: granted to projects for overall design excellence.
  2. Merit Awards: granted to projects worthy of recognition because of their design quality.
  3. Citation Award: one award granted to an Un-built Classification project in recognition of creativity and/or design possibilities.

A jury of practicing professional architects whose work and reputation have been established at the national level will select these awards. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the 2017 AIA Arkansas State Convention in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

ELIGIBILITY:
Any architectural project completed since January 2010, which has been produced by, or in collaboration with any architect or associate, who is a member of AIA Arkansas is eligible for submission. The AIA ARKANSAS member must submit the project and receive the awards. Firms are encouraged to submit previously submitted non-winning projects, or ones, which have won awards in other programs; however, any single project is limited to only two submissions. The program is open to architectural projects in each of the following classifications:

Category 1 – Built Projects
Category 2 – Un-built Projects (commissioned un-built, theoretical, planning and allied art projects)

Entries must be categorized in one of the above classifications and awards will be distributed accordingly at the discretion of the jury.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Submit completed registration form and a $150.00 entry fee per project by Friday, April 14,2017.

Submittals consisting of descriptive data, PowerPoint presentation for judging purposes and a 36” wide x 48” tall foam or pvc board to be displayed at the 2017 State Convention.

Submittal Awards Program Guidelines will be sent after the entry deadline of April 14, 2017.


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