Eligibility and rules

The complete guide to entering the contest

Eligibility

Below are the key requirements which participants and their entries should meet in order to be considered for the competition.

Entrant requirements

The Eurasian Prize Awards Program is a globally targeted initiative which welcomes participants from all countries.

Architects, designers, technologists, building contractors, architectural bureaus, design studios and boutiques, manufacturers, and real estate companies are invited to enter the professional competition program.

As a student of an industry-specific school or experienced design enthusiast, you are offered a unique opportunity to get an independent expert evaluation of your skill, knowledge and talent.

Entry requirements

Entries must be projects designed or completed in the past five (5) years and which have never been awarded with the Eurasian Prize in the Professional competition.

Timeline

  • EARLY Entry: until May 30, 2022
  • REGULAR Entry: until June 30, 2022
  • LATE Entry: until August 30, 2022
  • Deadline: until October 15, 2022
  • Jury Voting: November, 2022 (1st Stage)
  • Jury Voting: January, 2023 (2nd Stage)
  • Finalists Announcement (short-list): December, 2022
  • Finalists Announcement (laureates): February, 2023
  • Public Voting: January, 2023
  • GALA: TBA

Entry instruction

Entering is easy:

  1. Register your entry(-ies)* on the Eurasian Prize website, adding images and description.
  2. Provide fee payment

Awards program

Categories

The Eurasian Prize is awarded for achievements in the following categories and subcategories:

Urban planning awards

  • Urban planning systems — Settlements systems, agglomerations; Plans of urban districts, municipalities, and rural settlements; Site Plans, master plans of cities, towns; Revitalization, and transforming of existing structures cities, and neighborhoods to meet their ideas of urban planning.
  • Residential environment — Residential development projects: residential quarters, districts, micro districts; Residential area infrastructure, courtyards of residential development; Suburban residential development.
  • Comfortable urban space and landscape — Comfortable public spaces in city fabric: squares, pedestrian streets, gardens and parks, squares and boulevards, embankments, areas of public buildings, industrial enterprises; Landscape architecture.
  • Transport planning — Transport infrastructure facilities, transport interchange hubs; Street infrastructure: streets, avenues, thoroughfares, bridges; Planning and design for sustainable urban mobility.

Architecture awards

  • Industrial — Science and technology hubs and centers, Production facilities, Science parks, Technological clusters, and environmental research and protection facilities.
  • Large-scale housing — Multi-dwelling units and residential compounds, Mid-Rise and High-Rise Apartment Buildings, Mixed-use buildings.
  • Low-rise apartment buildings — Apartment buildings and residential complexes up to 4 floors; Townhomes, rowhouses, duplexes/triplexes/quadplexes, garden-style complexes.
  • Private house — Mansions, villas, cottages, and adjacent territory.
  • Public building — Business and shopping facilities: exhibition centers, congress halls; Stations, airports; HoReCa objects; Spectator sports facilities, sports infrastructure; Mixed-use objects including functionally different groups of premises united by a single compositional and planning intent.
  • Cultural and cult architecture — Cultural Facilities: concert halls, theatres, cinemas, museums, libraries, galleries, performance spaces; Cult architecture in city fabric: cathedrals, churches, temples, synagogues, mosques, monasteries/retreats.
  • Heritage architecture — Reconstruction, restoration, revitalization of buildings and complexes; Adaptive Reuse – any creative transformation of old, abandoned, outdated or derelict architecture for an explicitly use, such as converting commercial or industrial buildings to residential use, the renovation of institutional buildings to create new cultural spaces; Conservation, or refurbishment of existing structures or the addition of new components.
  • Social and administrative buildings — Health facilities: clinics, hospitals; Educational facilities: preschool and school educational institutions, colleges, universities, campuses, laboratories and research centers; Institutional facilities: government buildings, courts, etc.

NEW Subcategory. Architecture: Rapid response architecture

  • Prefabricated architecture — Technologies and modular systems achieving the following objectives: reduced assembly time, module addition possibility, optimal logistics, easy construction; increased lifespan of foundations and structures, improved heat insulation, easy dismantling.
  • Emergency housing — Migrant and refugee resettlement projects that provide home for long periods of displacement. Focus is on the use sustainable and easy-to-get materials; space flexibility and multifunctionality.

Design awards

  • Private interior — Private house, apartment, aircraft and watercraft interiors, etc.
  • Public interior — Cultural, institutional, administrative, educational spaces, sports and recreation centres, waiting halls of railway stations, air terminals, etc.
  • Commercial interior — HoReCa, shopping malls, retail spaces, showrooms, entertainment venues, fitness and health centres, spas and other service-oriented spaces.
  • Offices interior — Offices, business centres, cabinets, coworking spaces, conference halls and other business-oriented spaces.
  • Industrial design — Lighting, furniture, kitchenware, table linens, bath and tabletop accessories, interior objects, decorative objects, rugs, stemware, bed accessories, home equipment, and urban objects (seating, street garbage cans, bike parking racks, bus/tram/train stop shelters, street lighting, playgrounds, visual communication elements, information desks, etc.).

Student awards

  • Urban development
  • Industrial architecture
  • Public and residential architecture
  • Industrial design

Entrant levels

While registering your account, you will be required to select between two entrant levels:

  • Professional The statuette is only awarded for winner works submitted in the Professional account.
  • Student Entries submitted in the Student account have a chance to win the Eurasian Prize Award Certificate in the respective subcategories of the Student Competition.

NOTE: Professionals only compete against Professionals, while Students only compete against Students.

Project types

The Eurasian Prize Awards honor both projects that have already been brought to life and well-presented ideas and concepts. Below are the most important notes on project types accepted to enter the competition:

  • Project type is specified while submitting your entry
  • Project types are neither featured on winner certificates, nor engraved on the Eurasian Prize statuette
  • Project types are equal for evaluation, and entries of one type have no advantage over another type entries

Requirements for the application

To submit in all categories of the international competition “Eurasian Prize”, each entry must contain the below:

  • Fully completed information about the team of authors;
  • Images for Jury: illustrations, drawings, diagrams, revealing the content of the project in JPG format, each illustration no more than 2048×2048 pixels in size and no more than 1.5 MB. (single images only, no collages);
  • Images should be named the Code of Entry with numbers # 1,2,3 … in order of importance (Code # 1 – the Main Image). For architectural projects, the presentation of plans and sections of buildings and structures is mandatory. The number of images – up to 20;
  • Entry Description must contain a title and a narrative of at least 200 words and no more than 400 words. In the description indicate the Entry Status and Year.

In addition:

Attached link to full materials about the project (ZIP or RAR archive): Illustrative material in high resolution, including a portrait of the team (jpg, jpeg files). Video about the project (optional, mov, mpg, flv or mp4 files): no more than 300 MB. Extended description of the project or press materials (optional), full list of authors. The total weight of the archive – no more than 1 GB.

Fees

Entry fees differ based on the competition category and fee payment date. Submitting multiple entries results in a 10% reduction in the submission fee per entry.

ARCHITECTURE, URBAN PLANNING und DESIGN AWARDS

Entrants provide fee payment based on the deadline:

  • EARLY Entry: payment until May 30, 2022 — $189 USD per entry
  • REGULARLY Entry: payment until June 30, 2022 — $229 USD per entry
  • LATE Entry: payment until August 30, 2022 — $279 USD per entry
  • FINAL Deadline: payment until October 15, 2021 — $339 USD per entry

STUDENT AWARDS

To unlock their entries to judges, Student level entrants are required to:

  • provide a single payment of $28 USD
  • subscribe to the Eurasian Prize pages on social
  • share the announcement (pinned post) on their profile (privacy of the shared publication should be set to Public)
  • send a link to your social profile with shared publication OR a screenshot to konkurs@eurasian-prize.ru

Note:

  1. If you submit multiple entries, you will receive a 15% reduction in the submission fee for your second and following entries later.
  2. If payment for the entry fee is provided by a legal person (entity, private or public organization, as opposed to a natural person such as an architect or designer, or team of architects/designers), the amount of the first fee payment increases by $140 USD.
  3. If an entry is submitted under a business, public organization or brand name which will be featured on the award certificate and in all promo materials, and the payment is provided by a natural person, the amount of the first fee payment increases by $140 USD. This does not apply to entrants who decide to provide payment as a legal person.

* Postage for awards are not included

The prize

The Eurasian Prize Statuette

The Eurasian Prize Trophy (Statuette) is only awarded to the entrants of Professional level who take the first place in any of the award subcategories.

Award Diplomas

All Laureates of the Eurasian Prize, regardless of the entrant level, category and subcategory, are awarded the Eurasian Prize Diploma. The Diplomas vary based on the place taken and specify the entrant level (Professional/Student):

  • The Eurasian Prize Gold Diploma is awarded to Professional level entrants, alongside with the Eurasian Prize Statuette, and to Student level entrants for the first place in any of the subcategories
  • The Eurasian Prize Silver Diploma is awarded to Professional and Student level entrants for the second place in any of the subcategories
  • The Eurasian Prize Bronze Diploma is awarded to Professional and Student level entrants for the 3rd place in any of the subcategories

The announcement of the Laureates names and presentation of the awards is carried out at the Solemn ceremony, about which the Organizing Committee informs the laureates in advance.

The Laureates themselves are responsible for expenses related to attending the awards ceremony, as well as for the costs for shipping the prizes (Trophy and Diploma).

Exposure

The Eurasian Prize winners and finalists get exposure in multiple ways, which includes featuring your work:

  • on social pages of the Eurasian Prize;
  • on partner platforms online and offline;
  • in the Special Edition of the Le Tabouret magazine, where works awarded with a Gold Diploma are given a two-page publication for each work, and works awarded with a Silver and Bronze Diplomas are given a one-page publication for each work;
  • as part of the final exhibition which will take place during the International Summit of architects, urbanists, designers ARCH-EURASIA;
  • at further exhibitions and events which are held by the Eurasian Prize throughout the year.

Judging rules

Jury proceedings

The organizing committee of the Eurasian Prize has set out in detail the principles guiding jury selection, determination of finalists, distribution of awards, submission assessment, and jury proceedings.

Jury selection

  1. The jury of the Eurasian Prize international architecture and design competition is composed of professionals representing the relevant subject areas: internationally reputed town-planners, urbanists, architects, designers, publishers, gallerists and representatives of professional associations.;
  2. The condition for including an expert into the jury is his/her written consent received by e-mail;
  3. If an expert has given his/her consent but misses jurying in the current season, he/she will be included into the jury for the next season.

Composition of the jury

The international jury is divided into three panels in accordance with the main contests and awards:

  • Urban Planning, Architecture, Design, Student Competition
  • Research and writing (Rus.)

Any disputes concerning the allocation of awards in cases where several submissions in one category or in one nomination have the same final score shall be resolved by additional voting or by the Chair of the Jury appointed by the Organizing Committee.

Key competition principle

Competition shall follow the ‘Hamburg reckoning’ principle, which means:

  1. Equal conditions for all contestants in their ‘weight class’ (professionals/students).
  2. Solid reputation in the professional community as the main principle of juror selection.
  3. Juror impartiality ensured through the anonymity of the submissions in the jury’s room.
  4. Absence of a conflict of interests that could influence evaluation and judgment.

Evaluation system

  • The members of the international jury evaluate each submission on a scale of one to ten (top score).
  • The average score is calculated by dividing the total score assigned to the submission by the number of voting members of the jury.
  • Absence of any score (zero score) shall be regarded as the fact that the juror has not evaluated a given entry, and so the vote of this juror shall not be taken into account in determining the average score.

Evaluation system and determination of finalists and Laureates

Based on the results of the jury’s assessments in the professional categories URBAN PLANNING, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN the following are determined:

  • semi-finalists (long list) — works with an average score of more than 5 (on a ten-point scale).
  • finalists (short-list) — works that took top 3 lines with the “completed” status and top 3 lines with the “project” status in each competitive subcategory.
  • Laureates — 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each subcategory will be determined based on the maximum score, regardless of the status of the work.

Based on the results of the jury’s assessments in the student category the following are determined:

Laureates — 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each subcategory will be determined based on the maximum score.

Evaluation

  1. Submissions shall be evaluated by the international jury for the Eurasian Prize Awards in online mode.
  2. Each member of the jury shall be given a personal account accessed by an individual password.
  3. The personal account allows a member of the jury to view and score submissions in the relevant category.
  4. The members of the jury cannot see the scores given by their colleagues in their personal accounts.
  5. Each submission shall have a unique code to ensure the anonymity of the contestants and guarantee jury impartiality.
  6. Upon completing the evaluation of all submissions in the chosen category/categories the member of the jury shall notify the Organizing Committee of having finished evaluation work.
  7. The summary table of the voting results shall be affirmed by the Chair of the jury.

Jury proceedings

The jury shall be guided by the following rules and limitations:

The members of the jury shall not evaluate:

  • their own works
  • works submitted by their employees, direct colleagues, fellow workers or partners
  • works of their students

In disputable situations, the Chair of the jury shall have the deciding vote.

The members of the jury shall not disclose their opinions before the official announcement of the voting results.

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