JSR Foundation 2014 Student Award Competition

The JSR Foundation Student Award recognizes innovative student accomplishments in projects that reflect a positive impact on the Rocky Mountain Region and demonstrate a passion for preserving, improving and enhancing public spaces. The competition is open to all students of an accredited landscape architecture program (BLA or MLA). Only individual submissions will be accepted, and each student is permitted only one entry. Award: $2,000 - $1,000 will be dispensed upon notification of award with the remaining $1,000 to be received upon completion of the final project presentation in Denver, Colorado.

Award judging criteria:

  • Effective investigation of the competition topic;
  • Illustration of best methods for improving the standards and practices of landscape architecture;
  • Evidence of reflection and concern for environmental, cultural, historical and other contextual issues;
  • Integration of both practical and aesthetic aspects of landscape architecture;
  • Significance of the study/project to the Rocky Mountain Region.

Submission requirements:

Entries must take the form of (5 page maximum) a written and graphic project presentation with a paper size limit of 11" x 17". Entrants must write a half page description (250 words maximum) describing their project and how it meets the competition criteria. Only electronic submittals will be accepted. Mail completed projects in PDF format on a CD-rom and insure that the image quality is high, as this may be used for publication purposes. Also include a low resolution PDF file that is under 5 mb on the same CD-rom disc. Label the CD with your name, school name and project title.

All submissions need to be received by the JSR Foundation c/o studioINSITE by April 17, 2014.

ASLA 2014 Student Awards

Each year the ASLA recognizes student achievement through its Student Awards program. Student awards are made in the following categories: general design, residential design, analysis and planning, communications, research, community service, and student collaboration.

Entrants must be Student or Student Affiliate members of ASLA, or must be qualified to join ASLA in either of those categories in order to enter. With the exception of the student collaboration category, student entries may be individual or team efforts.

Recipients will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony at the 2014ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, November 21 - 24, 2014, in Denver, CO. Entrants receiving Honor Awards or Awards of Excellence will receive a complimentary full registration to the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO ($295 value). Entrants receiving an Award of Excellence will also receive travel and hotel accommodations for the meeting ($1,000+ value). Award recipients receive featured coverage in Landscape Architecture Magazine, the magazine of ASLA, and in many other design and construction industry and general interest media.

Friday, April 25, 2014 is the deadline for entry forms and payment. Submission binders are due by Friday, May 9, 2014. The Student Awards Jury will review all submissions June 6 - 7, 2014. Entrants will be notified of the results shortly following the jury meeting.

For more information about award categories, eligibility, schedule and deadlines, winning strategies, and the entry form, go to the ASLA 2014 Call for Entries web page.