GIA Design Awards 2016
Entries to the GIA Design Awards 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 4 November 2016.
This year’s categories include:
Education / Healthcare
Small Works (under £250,000)
Small Practice Portfolio*
(N.B. the GIA reserve the right to amend the categories dependant on demand)
All entries will be considered for additional awards – The GIA Sustainability Award and the GIA Supreme 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.
*Small Practice Portfolio is open to practices within the chapter with no more than five qualified architects. Entrants are required to submit a portfolio of work, for submission requirements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The awards are open to Chartered Architects, individuals or practices based in the GIA Chapter area and buildings within the UK & Ireland. They are also open to practices that are not members of the GIA but have completed buildings within the GIA Chapter area.
Buildings should be complete at the time of entry submission – the building’s completion should be between June 2015 and August 2016. 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’.
Judging will take place over September/October and shortlisted buildings will be visited by the judges. Please give contact information for the judges to arrange access to the building. Entrants (architects) should not attend on judges visits.
The GIA reserve the right not to grant an award or commendation in any or all categories. The judges’ decisions will be final.
Images and Copyright
Entrants are required to submit a maximum of 6No. images of no more than 3mb each. 1No. plan drawing should also be submitted to aid in building visits (this will not be shown on our website).
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. Please provide credits for photography.
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 £59.99 per submission. Multiple submissions are welcome. Payment should be by paypal or for other payment methods, please contact email@example.com
The deadline for entries is 19th August 2016. All entries will be available to view on the website from 28th August 2016, until the 4th November when the awards will be announced.
The winning and commended entries will be presented with their award at the GIA Annual Members Dinner, which will be held on the evening of Friday 4th November 2015 at Oran Mor, Glasgow. 200 seats are available to book via our website. Awards will be given in absentia for those unable to attend.