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A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2020

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A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2020

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Entries to the A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture are now being invited.

Now in their 19th year, 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.

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.

All entry forms must be received by the SUBMISSION DEADLINE of Monday 24th August (11.59pm).

Read the full submission rules and 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 £500)

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 £250)

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 £250)

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 £250)

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 £500)

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

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 and numbered.

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.

If there are any issues with your entry, we will contact you.

Key dates:

Submissions open: Monday 22nd June

Submissions close: Monday 24th August

Shortlist announcement: mid September (tbc)

Winners announced: end Sept/beginning of October (tbc)

Header image: Crafting the Liminal: A Clay Scaffold for Calcutta's Pavements – Kolkata © Kate Le Masurier, Andrew Chavet

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