How do I submit my final project? 
You must be registered for the competition; upon registration you should have received two automatic

emails: 1) confirmation of your registration; 2) personal ACSA credentials to login for project submission. Follow these steps to submit your final project:

  • Log into the ACSA website with your personal ACSA credentials

  • Click “My ACSA”

  • Click “My Competitions”

  • Confirm you are uploading to the correct competition/category

  • Click “Upload Submission”

  • From here you will have a series of tabs to complete, upload, or confirm all submission information

  • Once final project has been completely uploaded and confirmed, click “Complete This Submission” button found under the Submit Tab. 

You may “Save” your submission and return to complete. Please Note: the submission is not complete till the "Complete This Submission" button is pressed. For team projects: each team member has access to submit the final project.

I forgot, lost, or did not receive my ACSA credentials (username & password)?
Please use the Forgot Password tool -or- contact the ACSA office directly for us to reset your credentials.

How large of a file can be digitally submitted?
For submission and judging there is a 25MB per document limit. We suggest a 150 dpi resolution for the individual submission boards.

My are not uploading to the submission site?
Confirm that each board is a PDF or JPEG (25MB or less). Each board must be uploaded individually in the order you prefer the boards to be viewed. Please be patient, this process can take several minutes depending upon the size of the file you are uploading.

How will my digital boards by arranged?
Your boards (1-4) will be arranged in the following manner when displayed to the jury: 

What is the jury process?
First, each jury member will review the projects on their personal computers. The jury then meets in person to make their final selections. Boards are projected, digitally, at the final jury.

The boards I uploaded to the submission site have been converted to low-resolution JPEGs.
The submission site automatically converts the digital boards (PDF or JPEG) into low-resolution thumbnails. Your original submitted boards are stored in the database for juror review, as submitted. If you would like to control the thumbnail quality, original submissions should be in JPEG format.

How is the abstract/essay and program brief (if applicable) submitted?
Both the abstract and the program brief are completed during the student submission process. The abstract/essay and program brief are text boxes for copy/paste or typing of contents. The abstract can also appear on the submission boards, if you chose, but is required to be submitted separately in the abstract/essay text box. The abstract (required) has a maximum of 500 words and the program brief (if applicable) has a maximum of 1000 words. 


Additional questions on the competition program and submissions can be addressed to:

Eric Wayne Ellis                                                   Angela DeGeorge
Director of Operations and Programs              Programs Coordinator                                
202.785.2324                                                       202.785.2324