Registration Deadline: April 7, 2021

2021 Steel Competition

Workplace Wellness & Open

April 7, 2021

Registration Deadline

June 2, 2021

Submission Deadline

Summer 2021

Winners Announced

Fall 2021

Publication of Summary Book

Registration

Faculty Sponsor Online Registration

One Registration for Each Entry

An ACSA member school, faculty sponsor is required to enroll students by completing an online registration form prior to registration by April 7, 2021. Complete one online form 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 online registration form. There is no entry or submission fee to participate in the competition. Please add the email address competitions@acsa-arch.org & ACSACompetition@mirasmart.com to your address book to ensure that you receive all emails regarding your participation in the competition.

During registration faculty will have the ability to add students and create teams. Registration is required by April 7, 2021, but can be changed, edited and added till a student begins their final submission.

Faculty Registration Steps
  1. Faculty log into the ACSA website,
  2. Click the “Register your Students NOW” button,
  3. Select the 2021 Steel Competition (Category I or II) from the submission type dropdown menu & Click “Enter”,
  4. Add an individual student click “Add Student”. You will need to know each student’s first & last names, email, & institution, which are all required fields for each student,
  5. If this is a team registration, you may add additional students by clicking “Add Student” to the same submission to this team, teams must be limited to a maximum of five students,
  6. Once the individual student or team is complete, Click “Submit”,
  7. Repeat steps 3 – 6 for each individual or team.
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 2020-2021 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.

Online Project Submission

After the faculty sponsor completes the online registration, each student will receive a confirmation email, which will include a link to complete the online 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, Pacific Time, on June 2, 2021. 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. 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, but each project should be submitted only once. Once the final submission is uploaded and submitted, each student will receive a confirmation email notification.

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 high resolution JPEG files, no more than 20MB each,
  • A design essay or abstract (300 words maximum)
  • A program summary diagram/text of spaces and areas (150 words maximum).

The names of student participants, their schools and faculty sponsors must NOT appear on the boards, abstract, program summary, or in the file name.

Winning projects will be required to submit high-resolution original files/images for use in competition publications and exhibit materials. By uploading your files, you agree that the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has the rights to use your winning submission, images and materials in a summary publication, online and in promotional and exhibition resources. ACSA will attribute authorship of the winning design to you, your team, faculty and affiliation. Additionally, you hereby warrant that the submission is original and that you are the author(s) of the submission.

Edwin Hernández
Programs Coordinator
ehernandez@acsa-arch.org
202.785.2324

Eric W. Ellis
ACSA, Director of Operations and Programs
202-785-2324
eellis@acsa-arch.org