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Call For Entries 2019 Awards


The Arkansas ASLA Awards program celebrates professional and student excellence by recognizing the firms, individuals and agencies responsible for outstanding works of landscape architecture and environmental planning that promote an enhance quality of life in Arkansas and beyond.

Design Awards Ceremony

Please join us for an evening of great food, socializing and celebrating the accomplishments in our community.

Friday, October 11th at 6 pm at the Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville Arkansas

PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT AWARDS

•ELIGIBILITY

•DEADLINE & ENTRY FEES

•CATEGORIES & GUIDELINES

•SELECTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS


Eligibility

Professional Awards

To enter the General Design, Residential Design, or Analysis and Planning categories, the official entrant must be an Associate, Full, or eligible to join ASLA in one of those categories. The Research and Communications categories are open to non-landscape architecture professionals. All projects must meet one of the following criteria: Arkansas Landscape Architect License, project located in Arkansas or firm based in Arkansas.

Student Awards

Students that are actively enrolled in a landscape architecture program in Arkansas or have completed their degree in the past 12 months are encouraged to enter. For information on membership qualifications, please send questions to Arkansasasla@gmail.com.

All entries become the property of Arkansas Chapter of ASLA and will be retained in the collections of the Arkansas Chapter of ASLA Library and Archives. Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by Arkansas ASLA. Arkansas ASLA will provide proper photography and other project credits when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees. Arkansas ASLA retains the right to publish photos submitted in winning entries in Landscape Architecture Magazine, on the Arkansas ASLA website, in promoting the awards program, and in other products in conjunction with promoting landscape architecture.

The jury process is “blind.” In other words, the identities of the entrant and creative team are not revealed to the jury. Members of the professional awards jury, as well as the firms, organizations, agencies, or employers they represent, are not eligible to enter the professional awards program. Arkansas ASLA retains the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet the program requirements or that presents a conflict of interest. In such cases, refunds will not be issued.

Professional Deadline & Entry Fees

To activate your submission, applicants must first pay the required entry fee before proceeding to the next step of the submission process. Please note that submission to multiple categories require a separate fee payment for each entry. Entry fee(s) and submittal must be received no later than 11:59 CST on Friday, August 30, 2019 for your application to be considered. All payments can be made via this website by clicking on the links below.

2019 Professional Awards Entry Fees - (all fees include 2.9% +0.30 cent credit card fee)

Entry Type

Fee

Arkansas ASLA Member

$175.00 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR ENTRY

Non-member first entry

*(includes one year of individual membership)

$300.00 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR ENTRY

All additional professional entries

$175.00 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR ENTRY

Student Deadline & Entry Fees

To activate your submission, applicants must first pay the required entry fee before proceeding to the next step of the submission process. Please note that submission to multiple categories require a separate fee payment for each entry. Entry fee(s) and submittal must be received no later than 11:59 CST on Friday, September 6, 2019 for your application to be considered.

2019 Student Awards Entry Fees -(all fees include 2.9% +0.30 cent credit card fee)

Student ASLA Members

$25.00 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR ENTRY

Student Non-member

$50.00 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR ENTRY

All additional student entries

$25.00 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR ENTRY

Refunds

Refunds for entry fees must be requested in writing to Arkansasasla@gmail.com no later than Monday, September 2, 2019. No refunds will be issued after this date.

When making your final submission, please be sure all information provided is accurate and that requirements for each task have been met. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible submission (see categories and guidelines).

Questions? Contact the ArkansasASLA@gmail.com.

Submittals:

All paid entry's will be sent a secure link to upload their quality PDF submittal to a secure DropBox folder, accessible only to the entrant and the Awards Committee Chair.


Categories & Guidelines

General Design Category & Guidelines

Recognizes: Site-specific works of landscape architecture. Student entries are not required to be built.

Typical entries include:  Public, institutional, or private landscapes of all kinds (except residential—see residential category); historic preservation, reclamation, conservation; green roofs, stormwater management, sustainable design; design for transportation or infrastructure; landscape art or installation; interior landscape design; and more.

Criteria: The jury will consider the quality of design and execution (for professional entries); design context; environmental sensitivity and sustainability; and design value to the client and to other designers.

Submission: Entries in this category are not blind and submitting supplemental materials when available are required.

Project Title (Name): A submission must have a short, specific presentation title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the presentation.

Project Statement: In 175 words or less, described the project and why it’s award-worthy. This statement may be used in promotional materials if the project is selected for an award. Failure to submit this statement will lead to disqualification of entry.

Project Narrative: Addressing the criteria for the Analysis and Planning category, describe in 1275 words or less the project’s goals and objectives, what kinds of environmental and social data were collected and analyzed, methods of analysis, how options were considered, how interested parties were involved in the project, how design was used in the process, how the project was or would be implemented, and how project is or will be administered and/or monitored, and other significant issues.

Images*: Submission images should include at least (1) site plan, plus five (5) but no more than fifteen (15) drawings and/or photographs for a total of sixteen (16) images. Image captions should be no more than 40 words. Winners will be required to submit high resolution photos included in the submission.

Recognition: The Professional Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

Student Recognition: The Student Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

*Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by Arkansas ASLA. Arkansas ASLA will provide proper photography and other project credits when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees. Arkansas ASLA retains the right to publish photos submitted in winning entries in Landscape Architecture magazine, on the Arkansas ASLA website, in promoting the awards program, and in other products


Residential Design Category & Guidelines

Recognizes: Site-specific works of landscape architecture for residential use. Professional entries in this category must be built. Student entries are not required to be built.

Typical entries include: single or multifamily residential projects; activity areas for cooking, entertaining, recreation, or relaxation; sustainable landscape applications; new construction or renovation projects; historic preservation; affordable landscape concepts and innovations; and more.

Criteria: The jury will consider the quality of design; context; environmental sensitivity and sustainability; and design value to the client and to other designers.

Submission: Materials in the submission must not reveal the names of the entrant and/or landscape architects, firms, other designers, photographer.

Project Title (Name): A submission must have a short, specific presentation title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the presentation.

Project Statement: In 175 words or less, described the project and why it’s award-worthy. This statement may be used in promotional materials if the project is selected for an award. Failure to submit this statement will lead to disqualification of entry.

Project Narrative: Addressing the criteria for the Residential Design category describe in 1275 words or less the project location, scope and size, site and context investigation, design program, design intent, materials and installation methods, environmental impact and concerns, collaboration with the client and other designers, and other significant issues

Images*: Submission images should include at least (1) site plan, plus five (5) but no more than fifteen (15) drawings and/or photographs for a total of sixteen (16) images. Image captions should be no more than 40 words. Winners will be required to submit high resolution photos included in the submission.

Recognition: The Professional Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

Student Recognition: The Student Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

*Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by Arkansas ASLA. Arkansas ASLA will provide proper photography and other project credits when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees. Arkansas ASLA retains the right to publish photos submitted in winning entries in Landscape Architecture magazine, on the Arkansas ASLA website, in promoting the awards program, and in other products


Analysis and Planning Category & Guidelines

Recognizes: The wide variety of professional activities that lead to, guide, and evaluate landscape architecture design. Entries in this category are not required to be built or implemented.

Typical entries include: urban, suburban, rural, or regional planning efforts; development guidelines; transportation, town, or campus planning; plans for reclamation of brownfield sites; environmental planning in relation to legislative or policy initiatives or regulatory controls; cultural resource reports; natural resources protection; historic preservation planning; and more.

Criteria: The jury will consider the quality of the analysis and planning effort; context; environmental sensitivity and sustainability; likelihood of successful implementation; and value to the client, the public, and other designers.

Submission: Materials in the submission must not reveal the names of the entrant and/or landscape architects, firms, other designers, photographer.

Project Title (Name): A submission must have a short, specific presentation title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the presentation.

Project Statement: In 175 words or less, described the project and why it’s award-worthy. This statement may be used in promotional materials if the project is selected for an award. Failure to submit this statement will lead to disqualification of entry.

Project Narrative: Addressing the criteria for the Analysis and Planning category, describe in 1275 words or less the project’s goals and objectives, what kinds of environmental and social data were collected and analyzed, methods of analysis, how options were considered, how interested parties were involved in the project, how design was used in the process, how the project was or would be implemented, and how project is or will be administered and/or monitored, and other significant issues.

Images*: Submission images should include at least (1) site plan, plus five (5) but no more than fifteen (15) drawings and/or photographs for a total of sixteen (16) images. Image captions should be no more than 40 words. Winners will be required to submit high resolution photos included in the submission.

Recognition: The Professional Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

Student Recognition: The Student Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

*Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by Arkansas ASLA. Arkansas ASLA will provide proper photography and other project credits when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees. Arkansas ASLA retains the right to publish photos submitted in winning entries in Landscape Architecture magazine, on the Arkansas ASLA website, in promoting the awards program, and in other products


Communications Category & Guidelines

Recognizes: achievements in communicating landscape architecture works, techniques, technologies, history, or theory, and the lesson value to an intended audience.

Typical entries include:  print media, film, video, audio, CD, or DVD formats; online communications; interpretive design; exhibition design; and more. Email ArkansasASLA@gmail.com for instructions to submit items that cannot be uploaded to a Dropbox.

Criteria: The jury will consider the effectiveness of message presentation, the innovation in approach or delivery, and the value to the intended audience.

Submission: Entries in this category are not blind and submitting supplemental materials when available are required.

Project Title (Name): A submission must have a short, specific presentation title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the presentation.

Project Statement: In 175 words or less, described the project and why it’s award-worthy. This statement may be used in promotional materials if the project is selected for an award. Failure to submit this statement will lead to disqualification of entry.

Project Narrative: Addressing the criteria for the Communications category, describe in 1275 words or less the intended purpose, audience, message(s), impact and effectiveness, distribution method (commercial bookstores, Internet, etc.), circulation/distribution (number), and other issues as appropriate.

Images*: Submission images should include at least (1) site plan(Communications Category excluded), plus five (5) but no more than fifteen (15) drawings and/or photographs for a total of sixteen (16) images. Image captions should be no more than 40 words. Winners will be required to submit high resolution photos included in the submission.

Recognition: The Professional Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

Student Recognition: The Student Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

*Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by Arkansas ASLA. Arkansas ASLA will provide proper photography and other project credits when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees. Arkansas ASLA retains the right to publish photos submitted in winning entries in Landscape Architecture magazine, on the Arkansas ASLA website, in promoting the awards program, and in other products


Research Category

An official entrant in the Professional Awards Research category is not required to be a landscape architecture professional.

Recognizes: research that identifies and investigates challenges posed in landscape architecture, providing results that advance the body of knowledge for the profession..

Typical entries include: investigations into methods, techniques, or materials related to landscape architecture practice; studies of relationships of landscape architecture to law, education, public health and safety, or public policy; and more.

Criteria: The jury will consider clarity and importance of research question, hypotheses, or goals; significance of historical data, where relevant, and links to current knowledge; appropriate research design and use of rigorous methods of inquiry; the clarity of presentation of outcome; and the outcome potential applications to practice.

Submission: Materials in the submission must not reveal the names of the entrant and/or landscape architects, firms, other designers, students, schools, or photographer.

Project Title (Name): A submission must have a short, specific presentation title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the presentation.

Project Statement: In 175 words or less, describe the project and why it’s award-worthy. This statement may be used in promotional materials if the project is selected for an award. NOTE: failure to submit this statement will lead to disqualification of entry.

Project Narrative: Addressing the criteria for the Research category, describe in 1275 words or less the problem researched, relationships investigated, method of inquiry used, results of research (which may refer to statistical or other analysis that can be included under “Images”), conclusions concerning the significance of the results, comparisons with past research, applicability to landscape architecture practice, the need for new or further research, and other significant issues.

Images*: Submission images should include at least (1) site plan (Research Category Excluded), plus five (5) but no more than fifteen (15) drawings and/or photographs for a total of sixteen (16) images. Image captions should be no more than 40 words. Winners will be required to submit high resolution photos included in the submission.

Recognition: The Professional Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

Student Recognition: The Student Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

*Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by Arkansas ASLA. Arkansas ASLA will provide proper photography and other project credits when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees. Arkansas ASLA retains the right to publish photos submitted in winning entries in Landscape Architecture magazine, on the Arkansas ASLA website, in promoting the awards program, and in other products


Student Community Service Award & Guidelines

Recognizes: pro bono community service by students demonstrating sound principles and values of landscape architecture.

Typical entries include: individual students, student teams, or student organizations providing pro bono community-based advocacy or public service.

Criteria: The jury will consider the effectiveness related to the service and the demonstration value to other communities, students, and professionals.

Submission: Materials in the submission must not reveal the names of the entrant and/or landscape architects, firms, other designers, students, schools, or photographer.

Project Title (Name): A submission must have a short, specific presentation title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the presentation.

Project Statement: In 175 words or less, describe the project and why it’s award-worthy. This statement may be used in promotional materials if the project is selected for an award. NOTE: failure to submit this statement will lead to disqualification of entry.

Project Narrative: Addressing the criteria for the Student Community Service category, describe in 1275 words or less the project’s goals and objectives, what kinds of environmental and social data were collected and analyzed, methods of analysis, how options were considered, how interested parties were involved in the project, how design was used in the process, how the project was or would be implemented, and how project is or will be administered and/or monitored, and other significant issues.

Images*: Submission images should include at least (1) site plan, plus five (5) but no more than fifteen (15) drawings and/or photographs for a total of sixteen (16) images. Image captions should be no more than 40 words. Winners will be required to submit high resolution photos included in the submission.

Student Recognition: The Student Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

*Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by Arkansas ASLA. Arkansas ASLA will provide proper photography and other project credits when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees. Arkansas ASLA retains the right to publish photos submitted in winning entries in Landscape Architecture magazine, on the Arkansas ASLA website, in promoting the awards program, and in other products


Student Collaboration Category & Guidelines 

Recognizes: collaborative work by landscape architecture students with students from allied and/or complementary disciplines, including those in other design fields, business, and the natural and social sciences, for example. Student entries are not required to be built.

Typical entries include: landscape architecture projects that meet the criteria within the categories of General Design, Residential Design, Analysis and Planning, Research, Communications, and Community Service brought about through collaborative effort among students from landscape architecture programs and allied and/or complementary disciplines. Select two categories: (example: Student Collaboration/General Design).

Criteria: Projects submitted in this category must be team projects, and each team must include at least one landscape architecture student and one non-landscape architecture student. The jury will evaluate the project under the criteria outlined in the appropriate category and will also consider the demonstration of collaboration among the disciplines represented on each team.

Submission: Materials in the submission must not reveal the names of the entrant and/or landscape architects, firms, other designers, students, schools, or photographer. For student team entries, all team members who are landscape architecture students must be eligible to join as Student, Student Affiliate, or first-year Associate ASLA members.

Project Title (Name): A submission must have a short, specific presentation title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the presentation.

Project Statement: In 175 words or less, describe the project and why it’s award-worthy. This statement may be used in promotional materials if the project is selected for an award. NOTE: failure to submit this statement will lead to disqualification of entry.

Project Narrative: Addressing the criteria for the subcategory most closely fitting the entry using the General Design, Residential Design, Analysis and Planning, Research, Communications, and Community Service guidelines. You will select Student Collaboration, and a second category using its criteria and narrative requirements.

Images*: Submission images should include at least (1) site plan, plus five (5) but no more than fifteen (15) drawings and/or photographs for a total of sixteen (16) images. Image captions should be no more than 40 words. Winners will be required to submit high resolution photos included in the submission.

Student Recognition: The Student Awards Jury may select one Award of Excellence and any number of Honor Awards in this category.

*Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by Arkansas ASLA. Arkansas ASLA will provide proper photography and other project credits when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees. Arkansas ASLA retains the right to publish photos submitted in winning entries in Landscape Architecture magazine, on the Arkansas ASLA website, in promoting the awards program, and in other products