2018 Design Awards

DATE: Friday, November 2, 2018 

The California Sierra Chapter is pleased to announce our Call for Entries to the 2018 Chapter Design Awards. Whether it be a legacy project that has stood the test of time, or a fresh project planning for the needs of the future, you are invited to submit your best work. All projects, built and non-built, are eligible for entry if they have not previously received a California Sierra Chapter Design Award. 

This year’s Awards Competition will culminate in a Year-End Meeting + Design Awards Gala, to be held Friday, November 2, 2018. This will be a great opportunity to meet your current and incoming Chapter Executive Committee, get updates on Chapter operations and plans for 2019, and find out how to get more involved with the California Sierra Chapter!

Eligible projects in each submittal category have no restrictions related to the time period they were designed and/or built. Entry forms and fees are due July 20, 2018. Note: If you wish to pay online for entry form fee, see following link: https://squareup.com/store/california-sierra-chapter-asla

Official entry templates and submission links (Dropbox folder) will be emailed to entrants by July 27, 2018. 

Entries are are due by August 24, 2018 (electronically). 

Full submittal guidelines are available at: www.asla-sierra.org 

For questions or to receive more information, please contact us at: awards@asla-sierra.org

SUBMITTAL GUIDELINES

Neither licensure or ASLA membership is required to enter any of the award categories, however Associate, Full and International ASLA members will pay a reduced entry fee of $150 per submittal. Students will pay a fee of $50 for the Visionary/Unbuilt category and $35 for the Student Portfolio category. Non-member fees are $300 per submittal. Non-members entering multiple projects may pay the non-member fee for the first entry and the member fee for any additional entries. All entrants must either a) reside or practice within the ASLA California Sierra Chapter’s geographic boundaries, or b) represent projects located or planned within the ASLA California Sierra Chapter’s geographic boundaries. 

The jury process is “blind.” In other words, the identities of the entrant and creative team are not revealed to the jury. An awards jury consisting of ASLA members from an out of state chapter will be selected to review and judge all submittals. Members of the Awards Jury, as well as the firms, organizations, or agencies they represent are not eligible to enter the Awards Program. The Sierra Chapter 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 be issued.

All submittal materials for award winning entries will become property of the ASLA California Sierra Chapter. All materials submitted may be used in a public presentation or publications pertaining to the Awards Program. 

Submission requirements and forms are available online for downloading at www.asla-sierra.org 

Refunds for award entry fees must be requested in writing before you recieve your Dropbox link or Friday July 27th, 2018, whichever occurs first. 

All questions regarding the 2018 ASLA California Sierra Chapter Design Awards should be submitted via email to awards@asla-sierra.org.

 

 

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

Entrant must submit Entry Form AND payment by 11:59 p.m. July 20th (see included entry form). An Entry Form must be submitted for EACH project a firm/person submits.  For team entries, a list of all the team members must be submitted with the Entry Form.  Upon receipt of the Entry Form and payment, each entrant will be provided by July 27th with a unique and secure Dropbox folder, accessibly only to the entrant and the Awards Committee Chair. 

All submittals are required in digital format. A Powerpoint or InDesign template will be provided in the Dropbox folder. 

Identifying information, including entrant’s or firm’s name shall be removed from all submission materials. Any submittals that violate this rule will be disqualified and they will NOT be issued a refund. 

All submittals are due by 11:59pm August 24th. Any submittals uploaded after that time will be disqualified and not issued a refund. 

Final Submittals to your Dropbox folder should include the following: 

-pdf of your submittal (following the naming conventions outlined in the template)

- 5 or 6 high-resolution images (*photos or images): upload the best 5 or 6 of the entry 

• 300 ppi (pixels per inch) minimum 

• Label each image with the project name and a number. For example: “Project X-01”, “Project X-02” etc. 

-Concealed Identification and Credit Form: all filled out 

**Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by the ASLA California Sierra Chapter. We will provide proper photography and other project credits when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees. The ASLA California Sierra Chapter retains the right to publish photos submitted in winning entries on our website, in promoting the awards program, and in other products in conjunction with promoting landscape architecture. 

All submittal materials for award winning entries will become property of the ASLA California Sierra Chapter. All materials submitted may be used in a public presentation or publications pertaining to the Awards Program. 

Submission requirements and forms are available online for downloading at www.asla-sierra.org 

Refunds for award entry fees must be requested in writing before you recieve your Dropbox link or Friday July 27th, 2018, whichever occurs first. 

All questions regarding the 2018 ASLA California Sierra Chapter Design Awards should be submitted via email to awards@asla-sierra.org.

Concealed Identification and Credit Form

Please list all project credits on the Concealed Identification and Credit Form (to be provided in your Dropbox folder). This must be filled out entirely and uploaded to your Dropbox as part of your Submittal.