Competition Rules

 
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 (pdf)

 SCHEDULE 

January 2015 Registration Opens
April 1, 2015 (extended)           
Registration Deadline (free registration)
May 20, 2015 Submission Deadline
August 2015 
Winners Announced 
Fall 2015 Publication of Summary Book

 AWARDS 
First, second, and third prizes will be awarded in each of the two categories, in addition to a selected number of honorable mentions, at the discretion of the jury. Winners and their faculty sponsors will be notified of the competition results directly. A list of winning projects will be posted on the ACSA web site at www.acsa-arch.org and the AISC web site at www.aisc.org. A total of $14,000 will be distributed in the following manner:

Category I LIBRARY
First Prize                    Student  $2,500 
  Faculty Sponsor               $1,000 
Second Prize  Student  $1,500

Faculty Sponsor  $750 
Third Prize  Student  $750 
  Faculty Sponsor  $500 
Category II OPEN 
First Prize                    Student  $2,500 
  Faculty Sponsor               $1,000 
Second Prize  Student  $1,500

Faculty Sponsor  $750 
Third Prize  Student  $750 
  Faculty Sponsor  $500 

 ELIGIBILITY 
Because the support of AISC is largely derived from steel companies whose markets are mainly in the U.S., the competition is open to students from ACSA Full and Candidate Member Schools from the U.S. and Canada, as well as ACSA Affiliate Members Schools from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico only.

The competition is open to upper level students (third year or above, including graduate students). All student entrants are required to work under the direction of a faculty sponsor. Entries will be accepted for individual as well as teams. Teams must be limited to a maximum of five students. Submissions should be principally the product of work in a design studio or related class.




 REGISTRATION 
A faculty sponsor is required to enroll students online (available at www.acsa-arch.org) by March 25, 2015. Registration can be done for your entire studio or for each individual student or team of students participating. Students or teams wishing to enter the competition on their own must have a faculty sponsor, who should complete the registration. There is no entry or submission fee to participate in the competition. Each registered student and faculty sponsor will receive a confirmation email that will include information on how the student(s) will upload final submissions online. Please add the email address competitions@acsa-arch.org to your address book to ensure that you receive all emails regarding your submission.

During registration the faculty will have the ability to add students, add teams, assign students to teams, and add additional faculty sponsors. Registration is required by March 25, 2015, but can be changed, edited, and added to until a student starts a final submission; then the registration is no longer editable.

 FACULTY RESPONSIBILITY 
The administration of the competition at each institution is left to the discretion of the faculty within the guidelines set forth in this document. Work on the competition should be structured over the course of one semester during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Each faculty sponsor is expected to develop a system to evaluate the students’ work using the criteria set forth in this program. The evaluation process should be an integral part of the design process, encouraging students to scrutinize their work in a manner similar to that of the jury.

 DIGITAL SUBMISSION FORMAT 
Submissions must be presented on four 20” x 20” digital boards. All boards are required to be uploaded through the ACSA website as Portable Document Format (PDF) or image (JPEG) files. The names of student participants, their schools, or faculty sponsors, must NOT appear on the boards, or in the project title.

 DESIGN ESSAY or ABSTRACT 
A brief essay, 300 words maximum, (copy/paste during submission) is required as part of the submission describing the most important concepts of the design project. Keep in mind that the presentation should graphically convey the design solution and context, and not rely on the design essay to convey a basic understanding of the project. The names of student participants, their schools, or faculty sponsors, must NOT appear in the design essay. This abstract is included in the final online submission, completed by the student(s) in a simple copy/paste text box.

 PROGRAM SUMMARY 
A program summary diagram/text of spaces and areas (up to 1000 words, copy/paste during submission) is required as part of the submission.  All interior and exterior spaces are to be included; total net and gross areas are required.

 ONLINE PROJECT SUBMISSION 
The student is required to submit the final entries that must be uploaded through the ACSA Competition website at www.acsa-arch.org by 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, on May 20, 2015. If the submission is from a team of students, all student team members will have the ability to upload the digital files. Once the final submit button is pressed no additional edits, uploads, or changes can be made. Once the final Submission is uploaded and submitted, each student will receive a confirmation email notification. You may “save” your submission and return to complete. Please note: The submission is not complete until the “complete this submission” button has been pressed. For team projects, each member of team projects may submit the final project.

The final submission upload must contain the following:

  • Completed online registration including all team members and faculty sponsors
  • Each of the four 20”x20” boards uploaded individually as a high resolution Portable Document Format (PDF) or image (JPEG) file
  • A design essay or abstract (up to 300 words, copy/paste during submission)
  • A program summary (up to 1000 words, copy/paste during submission)

Winning projects will be required to submit high-resolution original files/images for use in competition publications and exhibit materials.


+ Download the full 14-15 Steel Competition Program (pdf)


 CONTACTS

For questions please contact: 

 

Eric Wayne Ellis
Director of Operations and Programs         
eellis@acsa-arch.org  
202.785.2324     
Angela DeGeorge 
Programs Manager
adegeorge@acsa-arch.org
202.785.2324