Enter the Design Awards 2012
Entries to the GIA Design Awards sponsored by Desso and Russwood are now being invited. The annual GIA Awards are recognised at local and national level and are one of the main highlights of the annual GIA programme.
All entries will be featured on the GIA website and selected entries will feature in the GIA Annual Awards Publication. The Supreme Award winner, Awards winners and Commendations will be announced at the GIA Annual Members Dinner on 9 November 2012.
Tickets can be booked for this year’s dinner by clicking here
This year’s categories include:
- Small Works (under £250,000)
- Office/Commercial/Industrial/ Leisure/Retail
- Small Practice Portfolio
All entries will be considered for three additional awards – The GIA Sustainability Award, the GIA Supreme Award and the “Wood for Good Award”.
The GIA Supreme Award will be awarded to either the most outstanding building on the final shortlist, the best body of work by an individual or a practice, or for an outstanding contribution to the GIA.
The awards are open to Chartered Architects, individuals or practices working in the GIA Chapter area. They are also open to practices that are not members of the GIA but have completed buildings within the GIA Chapter area.
To qualify for the Small Practice Portfolio the practice size must comprise five or less staff.
Clients must be notified of any entry to the awards.
Entries will be judged by category. Judges will be assessing entries against the criteria of ‘good architecture and buildings, whether new or adapted, which express good design in terms of function and effectiveness as well as aesthetics’.
The GIA reserve the right not to grant an award or commendation in any or all categories. The judges decisions will be final.
In submitting an entry to the GIA Annual Design Awards, entrants permit the GIA to use all images and text in publications, websites, exhibitions and displays in connection with the GIA Annual Design Awards. Entrants should refrain from submitting material to which they do not own copyright if they do not have permission of the copyright holder. Entrants are required to submit a maximum of 6 images of no more than 3mb each. Details of how to supply images will be given in your confirmation email.
All entries will be judged against the criteria of sustainability and an award will be given to the project that, in the opinion of the judges, best meets this criteria.
Cost is £50 per submission. Multiple submissions are welcome.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 7th September 2012.