FAQs

A. Eligibility


A-1: Who can enter?

• Individual architects, multi-professional teams, urban designers, urban planners, landscape architects.
• Other associated bodies, e.g., clients, developers, contractors, may also enter on behalf of the architect, with their consent.

A-2: What can be entered?
• For Completed Projects: All types of Buildings; Urban, Rural and landscape projects; Renovations and Interior designs, completed on or after 1 January 2010 and located in Asia and Europe.
• For Future Projects/Innovative Designs: Unbuilt; Design only projects and Entries of Regional / International Competitions, with any program and subject, which represent an innovative design, having addressed, challenged or responded to an architectural-related issue (physical, ecological, sociocultural, contextual, technical and...). The design dates should not be older than 2010 and the site of the project should be in Asia and Europe.
• Student designs including student competition entries are not eligible for participation, however university research-based projects are highly welcome to enter.
• There is no limit on the number of buildings/projects that can be submitted.
• Buildings/projects can be submitted only in one category.
• To be recognized as an eligible candidate, projects should be submitted under relevant categories.
• Winner projects of the 2AAA 2015 and 2016 are not eligible to participate in the 2AAA 2017.

B. Entry Conditions and Requirements


B-1: What is the entry dead line?

2ACAA 2017 is a two-stage competition.
The First Stage Entry of 2A Asia Architecture Award opens on Jule 1st and closes on July 15, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. EEST (UTC/GMT +3 hours).
The First Stage Entry of 2A Europe Architecture Award opens on Jule 1st and closes on July 10, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. EEST (UTC/GMT +3 hours).

The nominated projects of The First Stage Entry will be notified by email as well as will be announced at the News part of the website (only the respective entry codes of the first-stage nominated projects) on August 10th, 2017 to participate in Second Stage.
• Second stage submission due (first-stage nominated projects) will be announced subsequently.

B-2: How much is the entry fee?
The first stage entry is completely online and free of charge.
• At The Second Stage first-stage nominated entrants should submit their boards online by paying respective print fee.

B-3: How to start the entry?
Your First Stage Entry starts with creating a website account.
• To Submit your project, login to your account. Once logged in, you will be referred to your Submission Dashboard where you can submit your entries.
• Having completed the submission, a code will be assigned to your submitted entry and will be shown on your Entry table. This code is your Entry ID.
• Your submission status (On process / Rejected / Approved) will be shown in your entry table. "On process" means the entry is under review for eligibility. The status will change to either "Approved" or "Rejected" in 4 days time after submission date. While "Approved" means the entry is eligible for participation in the competition, "Rejected" means that the entry has not been accepted for participating due to incomplete or insufficient submitted documents, irrelevant submitted category, marks of identification on the boards or other non-compliance with competition rules.
      For more detailed description on how to Enter, Please see How to Enter.

B-4: Where can I find a complete list of rules and conditions for Submission?
You can find list of the conditions at: How to Enter.

B-5: What are Entry documents for the first stage competition?
•    Fill out the online form to give us the project information and description and Upload required materials as indicated below:
      • Two A2 entry board designs in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format and landscape lay out - 594mm (wide) x 420mm (high).
      • 1 x high resolution picture of the lead architect(s).

Board artwork contents:
Entry board artwork must include:
      • A minimum of 5 photographs of the project (Exterior/Interior/Details/Landscape...) in either colour or black and white
      • Unless the entry category is Future Project/Innovative Design, these photographs cannot be 3D visualizations.
      • A minimum of 3 architectural documents (site plan/ floor plans/ key sections..).
      • A maximum 120 word description in English: A short explanatory text describing the project and how the practice addresses the judging criteria (The same description that has been inserted in the project description box).
• Entry boards artwork must be sized for A2 boards in landscape lay out - 594mm (wide) x 420mm (high).
• All texts should be in English.
• To ensure anonymity in judging, no names of entrants or collaborating parties or any other form of identification may appear on any part of the board artwork.
• One or both entry boards should include: project title, project location, category, and the completion date properly declared. For a future project/innovative design entry, instead of completion date, design year(s) should be indicated.
Maximum upload of 8MB for two boards.
• The resolution of two boards and all images inside should not be less than screen resolution.

Notes:
• In case of any identification mark on any of two entry boards, the entry will be rejected.
• Please ensure that you are authorized to use all images.
• Please ensure that the category indicated in your board is the same as the one you have chosen in the on-line submission form. 
• The information submitted in your online entry may be used on both award website and 2A magazine website.
• Submission of an entry will be taken to imply the granting of permission to publish all material and particulars of the successful schemes, including any jury citation.
• The names and addresses of private residential clients will not be published.
• Personal information submitted in entrants’ 2ACAA account will not be published.

B-6: What are Entry documents for the second stage competition?
The nominated projects of The First Stage Entry will be notified by email as well as will be announced at the News part of the website (only the respective entry codes of the first-stage nominated projects) on August 10th, 2017 to participate in Second Stage.
• At the second stage, short listed entrants must submit their entry boards in high resolution. They could either print and mail their entry boards to the award administrative office or submit their boards online by paying respective print fee.
• Upon Jury’s opinion, Revised submissions (entry boards) might be asked for the second stage.
• Second stage submission due will be announced subsequently.
• Displayed boards of first-stage nominated projects may be displayed at subsequent events or exhibitions.

B-7: Can I submit my project to different categories?
No. Projects can be submitted only under one relevant category.

B-8: Can I submit more than one project in a category?
Sure. There is no limit on the number of submission.

B-9: What will happen if I submit my project in the unrelated category?
Your submission will be rejected, however you will receive an email from our team informing you the case and suggesting you the right category for submission. You will be asked to submit the project again under the right category.

B-10: I can not choose my project's related category. what should I do?
Simply contact us. We will assist you in this regard.


C. The Award Ceremony:


C-1: What is the Award Ceremony?

Category winners will be publicly announced on Monday October 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
At the same day of the event, all first-stage nominated entry boards will be displayed in Berlin, Germany.

C-2: Who can attend?
The event is open to all building and construction related professionals and academics, all associated bodies as well as all students.

Note:
• All first-stage nominated entries will be invited to attend the Award Ceremony where they can finally find out whether their projects are among the winners.
• All first-stage nominated entrants will have free Entrance Pass (EP) for attending the award ceremony.
• All other attendees will need to inform us and send us an Email (to info@award2a.com ) about their presence.

Press Registration:
All journalists and press members representing their media outlets, are welcome to attend the event free of charge as long as they satisfy the terms of our press policy. Applicants who fail to meet the terms and conditions will be charged the regular rate to attend.

Press Policy:
Press Pass at the event is restricted to publishers, editors, journalists, photographers, broadcasters and web bloggers associated with the event subject area. Members of all these media interested in requesting a press pass might be required to complete an application form and produce accreditation in the form of a photocopy of a recognized press identification, a letter from the editor or an official web address linking to a press release in order to verify their position. For media interested in requesting a press pass, Please email your inquiry to: info@award2a.com . Please indicate your email subject as: Press Pass inquiry. Once we receive your email, please allow up to two weeks for an email indicating specific instructions for registering.


D. Winning entries and prizes


D-1. When will winners be announced?

Category winners will be publicly announced on October 2017 in a gathering taking place Berlin, Germany.
• Winners will not be notified prior to the public announcement in award ceremony.

D-2. Will finalists receive any prize?
The Ultimate prize of the competition will go to category winners who will be publicly announced at Award Ceremony (October 17). Nevertheless :
• All first-stage nominated entry boards will be displayed in an Exhibition in Berlin, Germany on October 2017.
• All first-stage nominated projects will be published in a special edition of 2A Magazine .
One representative / architect of each first-stage nominated project will have a free EP to attend the Award Ceremony and the shortlist Exhibition on 17 October.

D-3. What is the Prize for category winners?
• The top two winners in each Award category will receive gold and silver medals, respectively.
• Upon Jury’s approving decision there might also be some special mentions in each category.
• The special mentions will receive certificates of recognition and memorial plaques.
• All first-stage nominated projects will be published in a special edition of 2A Magazine and extra pages will be allocated to the winners and special mentions.
• Names and a brief review of all entries will be published in the news part of website, after the event.

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