CALL FOR ENTRIES
2020 EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Excellence in Design Awards honor the work of the individual members of the Santa Fe Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for projects that seek to fulfill the Vision Statement of the AIA.
AIA VISION: Driving positive change through the power of design.
There are two categories, Built Work and Conceptual Work:
Architect Members of the AIA Santa Fe Chapter, in good standing at the entry deadline, may enter built projects for which they can demonstrate that they were the Architect of Record and/or the Design Architect. Projects in this category may be located anywhere in the world and must have been substantially completed after January 1, 2014. There are three award levels in this category:
• Honor Award – presented for a project demonstrating exemplary design
• Merit Award – presented for a project demonstrating outstanding design
• Commendation Award – presented for a project demonstrating noteworthy design
Members (Architect, Emeritus, Associate and Allied Individual) of the AIA Santa Fe Chapter, in good standing at the entry deadline, may enter conceptual, unbuilt or other projects demonstrating excellence and innovation. There is one award level in this category:
• Innovation Award – presented for a project demonstrating excellence.
AWARDS CHAIR and AWARDS JURY
The Design Awards Chair is the Immediate Past President of the Chapter. The Awards Chair shall not be eligible to enter projects in the Design Awards in the current year. The Awards Chair is charged with securing the Jury Chair, who shall be a permanent resident outside of New Mexico. The Jury Chair shall be responsible for selecting the additional members of the jury. Should any dispute arise regarding eligibility of any individual or project, or for any other matter, the Awards Chair shall determine the outcome after suitable consultation with members of the Executive Committee.
By submitting an entry, entrants take full responsibility for the accuracy of all the information submitted and warrant that all the necessary permission has been obtained from others who may have rights to the work presented. Entrants further acknowledge that no royalty or compensation is due anyone, holds AIA Santa Fe and its members harmless from all liability and grant AIA Santa Fe the right to publish, reproduce and distribute submitted materials and to publish information about the winning entries. All entrants declare that they do not employ unpaid interns, nor does any firm of which they are Owner or Manager.
STEP 1 - Entry Form and Payment Complete the Awards Entry Form and submit it electronically with payment. Please submit one Entry Form for each submission.
BUILT WORK ENTRY FEE (by 5pm, Friday October 30, 2020) is $75.00 per project
CONCEPTUAL WORK ENTRY FEE (by 5pm, Friday October 30, 2020) is $75.00 per project
BUILT WORK LATE ENTRY FEE (by midnight, Friday November 13, 2020) is $150.00 per project
CONCEPTUAL WORK LATE ENTRY FEE (by midnight, Friday November 13, 2020) is $150.00 per project
ALL ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
STEP 2 - Electronic Submittal Each entry must be submitted in PowerPoint format. Please use the template provided by AIA Santa Fe. Non-Conforming entries will be disqualified. All entries and application forms shall be submitted electronically using www.wetransfer.com. This service is free. Submittals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. A PowerPoint template will be sent to your email, along with your completed Entry Form. Send the completed PowerPoint presentation(s) using WeTransfer.com. The images and text used to present a project are at the discretion of each entrant and may include photographs, floor plans, site plans, sections, elevations, diagrams, renderings and other documentation. The firm’s name cannot appear anywhere in the submittal (other than the Entry Form and Presentation Boards). Presentation Boards (24” x 24”) are OPTIONAL. Entries identifying the firm or architect will be disqualified. All joint venture firm entry forms must clearly identify contributing architects and all other participants contributing to the design of the project.
LATE SUBMITTAL AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2020
STEP 3 – Join the Awards Ceremony on Youtube! Thursday, December 17, 2020 @ 7 pm
Please refer all questions to the 2020 Awards Chair: Beverley Spears, FAIA p: 505.690-7745 e:
TIMELINE • Call for Entries Thursday, October 8, 2020 • Entry Form and Payment ($75) Friday, October 30, 2019 by 5:00 pm • Deadline for Submittals Friday, November 13, 2020 by 5:00 pm • Late Submittals and Payment ($150) Friday November 13, 2020 by 5:00 pm • 2020 Design Awards + Honors Party, Thursday December 17 @ 7 pm on YouTube