Everyone enjoys being recognized for excellence. The good news is that AIA Colorado has continued to improve its process for its Annual Design + Honor Awards. To better understand the award procedures, the AIA Colorado Awards Committee Chair Marisol Foreman, AIA shared some insights during a recent webinar offering a peek at the process.
First, this year’s deadline to submit is June 15 at 5 p.m. MST. Plan and coordinate now! Submissions are received and can be accepted now at the AIA Colorado website. The submission page details submission guidelines and eligibility. The submission fee is $250 per entry.
Next, be familiar with the two Honor Award categories: 1) Individual Awards and 25-year Award; and 2) Firm and Young Firm Award.
This year, AIA Colorado will have diverse representation of jurors nationwide instead of a single chapter. This benefits award recipients who want to pursue regional or national awards. This expanded approach enables an easier scalability of awards submission and better outcomes at higher AIA levels.
Also, an Excel spreadsheet is now the entry document for submissions and helps award nominations at higher levels in AIA. The AIA Colorado Awards Committee recognizes the value of regional and national awards and has now streamlined the process to better position our members for additional submissions. AIA Colorado CEO Mike Waldinger said, “These thoughtful adjustments will elevate and hopefully translate into regional and national awards.”
AIA Colorado encourages you to plan, coordinate, and submit for this year’s Design + Honor Awards.