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TIMELINE OF AWARDS

5/7       Last Day to Register without a Late Fee

5/21    Last Day to Register

5/28    Submissions Due

July     Winners Announced

9/16     2021 AIA Florida Northwest Design & Honor Awards Reception


HOW TO ENTER

  • Click HERE
  • Choose your entry category
  • Complete the online registration form
  • Pay the appropriate entry fee
  • Submission requirements and forms will be emailed to the email address included with your entry form within two (2) business days
  • If you do not receive your submission details within two (2) business days, email admin@aianwfl.com.


REGISTRATION

What is the deadline to register?

Registration Deadline is May 7 without a late fee.

Late Registration (with fee) ends May 21 at 11:59 PM central


How much does it cost?

The entry fee for each award is $40. Entries received after May 7 will be charged a $10 late fee in addition to the entry fee. AIA Florida Northwest will accept registrations with entry fee plus the late fee until May 21. Fees are non-refundable.


Do I have to be a member?

Yes. Design awards require that the architect(s) and/or firm must be members of AIA Florida Northwest and have offices within the Florida Northwest region. Honor awards have specific membership requirements, please see each Honor Award category for further details. Not a member? Join AIA today.


Do I have to be an architect to enter?

For the Design Awards, yes. You must be a licensed architect who is registered to practice architecture in Florida.


Do I need to be nominated to enter?

For the Honor Awards, yes. See each Honor Award category for specific details.


How can I register for both a Design and Honor Award?

Register HERE and choose “both” when asked for which awards you are registering.


DESIGN SUBMISSIONS

What is the deadline to submit a project?

Design submissions are due May 28, 11:59 PM central.


Is the deadline a postmark deadline?

No – they must be uploaded to the submission link by 11:59 PM central on May 28. No mail-in submissions will be accepted.


Will there be an extension on the deadline?

No. All awards deadlines are strictly observed and an extension will not be granted. If your entry is received late, it will be returned.


How do I send you my project?

After you register, you will receive an email within two (2) business days which contains submission directions. You will be provided a link to upload your entry.


Can all my entries go in one upload to the submission link provided?

No. Please complete one submission form per project.


How many slides can I have for my project?

You should have between 10 and 20 slides. The Project Description slide is counted.


Can I put more than one image on a slide?

Yes


What if the name of the project is on the building and you can tell what the logo is?

Blur it out in a photo program on ALL pictures, renderings, sections, forms, etc. If AIA Florida Northwest receives a submission with the project name on it, part of the building’s image will be blocked to cover the identity.


What if the firm is the “Architect of Record?”

That is acceptable; if a member of the firm is an AIA Florida Northwest member, and they have an office in the Florida Northwest region.


HONOR NOMINATIONS

What is the deadline to submit a nomination?

Honor nominations are due May 28, 11:59 PM central.


Is there a submission number for Honor Award entries?

No, upload your entry and you will be asked for the entrant’s name.


How do I submit my nomination?

After you register, you will receive an email within two (2) business days which contains submission directions. You will be provided a link to upload your entry.


Is the deadline a postmark deadline?

No – they must be uploaded to the submissions link by 11:59 PM central on May 28.


Will there be an extension on the deadline?

No. All awards deadlines are strictly observed, and an extension will not be granted. If your entry is received late, it will be returned.


How many slides can I have?

There is no limit on the number of slides but please consider the file size of your submission.


DESIGN & HONOR AWARDS RECEPTION 

How are winners recognized?

Award winners are honored during the annual AIA Florida Northwest Design & Honor Awards Reception, featuring dedicated videos for each award. This year's celebration will be held at 5Eleven Palafox on September 16. Winners are announced to major area media markets and on all AIA Florida Northwest media channels.


Can anyone attend the award ceremony?

Yes, winners, members, and the architecture community are welcome to attend the AIA Florida Northwest Design & Honor Awards Reception.

If you have further questions, please contact the AIA Florida Northwest at 850-466-8461 or email admin@aianwfl.com.  

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