Please email Sue Steele, Award Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the program.
Design Award Questions and Clarifications
Are we required to submit an award board with the application? - NEW THIS YEAR - Yes, the chapter will print the boards of the award recipients for display at the reception in February.
On the ppt template the text box area for the first slide is much smaller than the text boxes in 2nd and 3rd slide as it has a much larger left margin. Is it acceptable to move this text box to match margins of slides #2 and #3 to fit in more text? Or, is there a word count limit? There is no word count limit, your text should be legible when printed. An effort should be made to maintain the format, including margins, minor adjustments to accommodate your content is acceptable.
The submittal format instructions page under 4 do not match the powerpoint. This has been corrected in the instructions form and noted with the revision date. The powepoint shall remain as originally released.
What is required in item 6 and 7. under submittal format in the Call for Entries? Item 6, Brief Project Description will be used by the presenter to present the awards. Item 7, Presentation Board Layout is a presentation board, PDF format, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PRINT A BOARD. If your project is honored with an award, the Chapter will print your award board and bring it to the Awards reception to be on display. Please leave the 'Award' text blank, we will update if an award is received. Please include the category you are submitting your project in.
We are planning to submit a project for the awards program this year, and we were wondering about the board. Can we get creative with the graphics and layout of the board, or are we supposed to just put images into the designated rectangle? The top header should not be edited, this will maintain a consistent format for the collection of award winning project boards when they are printed and travel the region. The items requested in the two magenta boxes are where you are able to get creative with layout and graphics. The instructions in the image area are suggestions that have helped others in setting up their boards.
Are we required to keep the powerpoint template as-is (black background, yellow & white text, etc.)? The powerpoint format should remain as provided. This allows the jurors to review the information against the other projects easily. We have found the colors to work well and have not had complaints from the jurors. Your application will still be accepted if you are compelled to change the colors.
Do projects have to be located in NY State (or more specifically Upstate NY)? Are out of state projects eligible for award? Is there a preference? The eligibility requirements included in the call are correct (included below), there is no restriction on geographic location of the project being submitted. The applicant must be a member of ASLA and located in Upstate New York.
Eligibility Requirements: Professional projects must be submitted by an individual who is a member of ASLA and maintains a work address in Upstate New York. The project must have been completed since January 1, 2010. Any project that has previously won an ASLA award is ineligible.
Is the brief project description noted in #6 the same project description that should be on the presentation board (as noted on pdf template)? And if so, does that also need to also be submitted separately? Items 6 is a brief description that will be used during the presentation ceremony. It is likely that you will want to include additional information on the presentation board project description. But there is no requirements and I have seen
Regarding the 300 dpi resolution listed for these images, could you in addition provide a minimum pixel count (i.e., 800x1200, or 1200x2400)? The images should be a minimum of 300 dpi resolution and should be of a size that we can use in publications, minimum 4x6” (1200 x1800).
Do the (8) individual images listed as #5 on Submittal Format page refer to any/best images to upload (presumably the same images as within the ppt)? Are (8) images required, or is that the max? Is there a minimum number? Minimum of 4 images are required, 8 images is the max. These images will be used in publications, presentations and online for recognition of applicants who receive awards. They can be the same or different that the powepoint, they will not be reviewed by the jury.
On the Submittal Format page is #3d and #4c asking for the same thing (just in different places and worded slightly differently)? The two items 3.c and 3.d required in the project narrative are different. 3.C Role of the Landscape Architect is looking for the applicant to clearly describe their role and responsibilities on the project. 3.D Significant and Special Factors is looking for the applicant to describe special factors, including unique features, unusual challenges and difficulties addressed by this project.