A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2021: Applications Open

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10-06-2021 - 23-08-2021 23:59 - 23:59 To be held onlineView on map

Entries to the A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture are now open!

Once you have registered for free, you will receive an email with a link to complete your submission. If you do not receive your email within 30 minutes (remember to check your junk folder) or have any issues submitting please contact gemma.sinclair@rias.org.uk.

Submissions close noon on Monday 23rd August 2021.

The student awards are a mark of the continuing high standards of Scottish architectural education and ensure that both construction professionals and the public can enjoy the creativity and vision of Scotland’s future architects. View the 2020 shortlist and winners here.

PLEASE NOTE: Students must be RIAS members in order to submit an entry. Joining the RIAS as a student member is simple and FREE! View member benefits and join online here.

VIEW THE SUBMISSION DETAILS AND AWARDS CRITERIA HERE.

Award Categories:

There are five awards – however, students are requested to submit only for categories 1 – 3. Awards 4 and 5 will be selected by the judges from projects entered for categories 1 – 3.

1) RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for Best 5th Year Student (prize £ tbc)

Open to 5th year only – although an individual prize, if students have worked within groups in the 5th year, group work can be submitted alongside individual work to demonstrate the full breadth of the student’s work. Groups cannot win the RIAS Silver Medal but group work is eligible for both the Sust. Award and the RIAS Andy MacMillan Award. Group work should be clearly marked as group work.

Work submitted must be from 5th year.

2) Architecture and Design Scotland Award for Best 3rd Year Student (prize £ tbc)

Open to 3rd year only – although an individual prize, if students are working within groups, group work can be submitted alongside individual work to demonstrate the full breadth of the student’s work. Groups cannot win the Architecture and Design Scotland Award but group work is eligible for both the Sustainable Award and the RIAS Andy MacMillan Drawing Award. Group work should be clearly marked as group work.

Work submitted must be from 3rd year.

3) Architecture and Design Scotland Urban Design Award (prize £ tbc)

Open to all years – group work and individual work can be submitted. As a group or individual submission Architecture and Design Scotland Urban Design Award nominees will be eligible for both the Sustainable Award and the RIAS Andy MacMillan Drawing Award. Work submitted must be from student’s current year and must demonstrate an approach to urban context issues, masterplanning or urban/townscape design – not individual buildings within the town or cityscape! (Note: individual building designs, irrespective of how urban their location, will be disqualified).

4) Architecture and Design Scotland Sustainable Design Award (prize £ tbc)

Open to all years (individuals and groups) – this is not a separate entry and is selected from categories 1 – 3.

5) The RIAS Andy MacMillan Drawing Award (prize £ tbc)

Open to all years – this is not a separate entry and is selected from categories 1 – 3.

Key dates:

Submissions open: Friday 18th June 2021

Submissions close: noon on Monday 23rd August 2021

Shortlist announcement and Andy MacMillan Lecture: Thursday 23rd September 2021

Winners announced at virtual ceremony as part of RIAS Convention 2021, Draw Together on Friday 1st October 2021.

View the 2020 virtual ceremony here.

What do I need to submit?

Images:

Maximum of 10 x A3 ‘landscape’ images (as JPGs) showing a maximum of two projects from the student’s current year. All JPGs should be at least 300 dpi, labelled with the project name and numbered.

The shortlisting and judging process will be carried out anonymously so images must not include the students names and name of schools. Images submitted with identifying text will not be accepted.

Text:

1. A short description of the project/s shown in the images (word count: 100 – 150 words).

2. Sustainability Agenda Description (Detail of how the design of this project meets a sustainable agenda – word count: 100 – 150 words).

Students will also need to attach a passport style photograph.

Full awards criteria and submission details can be viewed here.

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