Ewa in the Garden appreciates superb landscape design more than anything else. This is why I decided to blurb something about upcoming awards by Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). This is for designers from anywhere in the world. Rush! Deadline Nov. 30!
“The APLD International Landscape Design Awards Program honors excellence in landscape design. The program brings exceptional talent to the attention of peers, potential clients and the world of design.
All entries will be part of an intensive multi-level screening process. A distinguished panel of experts judges the entries to select Gold, Silver and Bronze award recipients. Projects are judged on the basis of difficulty, craftsmanship, attention to detail, and specific criteria outlined in the awards entry packet. There are no set number of awards to be presented. Judges may select multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in each category based on qualifying scores. Awards may or may not be given in every category.
Each entry category is evaluated independently. The type, size, and cost of the project will not be criteria for judging. The judging criteria totals 100 points.
Projects scoring 90 points or above will receive Gold awards.
Projects scoring between 80 to 89 points will receive Silver awards.
Bronze awards are given at the judges discretion for projects scoring between 75 and 79 points.
From the gold award winning entries, the judges will choose the 2016 APLD International Landscape Designer of the Year.
Awards will be announced in February 2016 and will be promoted to the media throughout the year.
Presentation of awards will take place during APLD's International Landscape Design Conference.
Publicity opportunities for entrants
• Recognition at the APLD International Landscape Design Conference
• Promotion in APLD's quarterly magazine, The Designer
• Promotion on the APLD website, as well as other online publications
• Promotion through dedicated press outreach
• Promotion to local media outlets provided by award winners
• Ability to self promote as a 2016 APLD International Landscape Design award recipient
Landscape Design Categories
Submissions in each of these eight categories will be judged based on the criteria outlined elsewhere in this packet:
Design of a single family residential property regardless of size and based on the following cost categories:
Residential #1: under $25,000
Residential #2: between $25,000-$100,000
Residential #3: over $100,000
Non-residential #1: under $100,000
Non-residential #2: between $100,000-$500,000
Non-residential #3: over $500,000
Designs in a limited space of no more than 1500 sq ft. (140 sq meters)
Any installed project where the primary focus is planting design
This area includes garden features, theme gardens, therapeutic gardens, educational gardens, rooftop gardens, sustainable designs, green roof installations, historic preservation, permaculture, etc.
Temporary gardens, including conceptual gardens that are designed and constructed for a garden show or exhibition
This category recognizes a specific, constructed hardscape detail from a residential project. There is no dollar limit, the main criterion being that the detail be unique, creative, and unusual. However, focus on sustainable or repurposed materials, a challenged budget, and/or a high degree of difficulty would be particularly remarkable.
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