Sacred Landscape Awards :: Entry Guidelines

Eligibility

This category is open to architects, landscape architects, designers, design consultants, and artists. All projects must be completed since January 2010.

An entry must have been designed by an architect or landscape architect registered per local regulation at the time of project completion. “Completion” is synonymous with “substantial completion” as defined in AIA documents governing project construction. All entries should be submitted by either the design architect or the architect of record — when the submitting firm is not the sole author all other participants contributing to the design of the project must be given credit as part of the submission, regardless of discipline.

For multi-building projects, the architect submitting the project (or portion thereof) shall offer detailed evidence of authorship of each project portion submitted to this program. Project authorship will remain concealed throughout jury deliberations. If authorship is revealed on any portion of the submission including photos, plans, or narrative the entry will be disqualified.

All submissions must have owner’s consent for entry.

Judging Criteria

Each entry in this Awards program is judged for the success with which the project has met its individual requirements or program. Entries are weighed individually, not competitively.

You will need to provide:

1. Project Description

There will be a space provided on the awards submission website entry form to describe the project. Describe client needs, program, design challenges, design strategy, execution, and cost if applicable. Project descriptions are a maximum of 2,500 characters (this includes spaces).

2. Photographs (maximum of 18 photos/drawings. That's not 18 photos and 18 drawings; it's 18 total.)

Photographs will be uploaded on the awards submission website. Photographs must be in JPEG format and a maximum of 2 MB each. At minimum, your photographs must include the following:

  • One photograph showing each exposed side of the building or landscape.
  • One photograph showing the immediate context of the building or landscape (may be omitted if the project’s relationship to its environs is defined clearly in other prints).
  • For a group of buildings, one photograph to illustrate the concept including relationship to landscape.
  • For projects involving renovations or restorations, a before and after photograph of each altered (exposed) side or surface of the landscape (unless evidence of “before” is not available).

3. Drawings (maximum of 18 photos/drawings. That's not 18 photos and 18 drawings; it's 18 total.)

Drawings will be uploaded on the awards submission website. Drawings must be in JPEG format and a maximum of 2 MB each. At minimum, your drawings must include the following:

  • Site plan with a scale and north arrow, showing the project and its immediate context.