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Annual Awards: Student Awards  


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    The annual student award competition will recognize college seniors and graduate students for excellence and creativity in design, planning and in an overall understanding of issues related to urban waterfront redevelopment, restoration, recreation, historic preservation and opportunities for environmental education (see award criteria below).

Submissions should include the following.
1) A cover letter (350 words maximum) including:
• Applicant’s contact information
• Academic status (university, academic program, year)
• Professor or advisor for the project
• Project name, location, collaborators (if any) and year of completion
• A clear and concise project description including its 1) goals, 2) design or planning concept and 3) its response to the award criteria.

2) One (1) digital graphic presentation of the project (such as a pdf or slide presentation of no more than 10 images); including images of the project and how it addresses each selection criteria). Each presentation format should be self-explanatory.


Award Criteria


    An interdisciplinary jury of professional planners, designers, city officials, and community, business and development representatives determines the awards using the following qualitative criteria:
• Sensitivity to water. How does the entry make use of the waterfront and its water and land resources? How does it provide active public enjoyment of the waterfront? How does it provide physical and visual access to and along the waterfront?
• Quality and harmony of design. How does the project respond to the natural and man-made surroundings? How does it incorporate and celebrate unique historic and cultural features of the community? How does it meet human scale needs?
• Civic contribution. How does the project contribute to the economy of the community, boost civic pride or otherwise positively affect the area?
• Environmental contribution. What environmental values are stressed and how?
• Educational contribution. How does the project or effort interpret the area’s waterfront heritage and natural resources?

    Deadline: Entries must be Postmarked by June 30, 2017. Overseas entries should use an express mail service to insure timely delivery.

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