Design Awards Competition Form

To enter the Competetion, please fill out the application form (below), pay the entry fee, and submit the following materials:

Two high definition PDF Exhibit Boards:

Two Boards (size A1, i.e. 33.11″ x 23.39″ or 594 x 841mm oriented vertically) must be submitted online. The title of the exhibit must be included on each panel. Please use 300 or equivalent high-resolution DPI; crop marks acceptable for full bleed. Vertical orientation.

Two versions of these boards are required: One version WITHOUT any information about the submitting agency because these boards will be judged in a “blind peer review process” by the jury; the second version WITH information about the submitting agency because this version will be printed by IMCL and displayed at the conference if your project receives an Award.

These boards must not be uploaded to the website. Please provide a link from which the PDF boards can be downloaded (WeTransfer, YouSendit, Dropbox or Google Drive).

1) First Board -- CONCEPT & CONTEXT- concise “bullets”, diagrams, and graphics, etc. This board must be clear, legible, well-composed, and the graphics and content must be clearly related to the REALIZATION board.
a. Issues addressed by the project – economic, social, environmental (natural & man-made)
b. Historical, cultural and political perspective, and precedents (as applicable).
c. Project intentions and their relationship to IMCL principles (specify).
d. Clear graphic representations (sections, diagrams, or other drawings/models) that further describe the organization, key elements, proportions, size and scale of the space/place/building in context. Keyed to plans on REALIZATION board.

2) Second Board – REALIZATION - photographs, drawings, sketches, etc., clearly describing the actual (or intended for “Proposed” category) physical realization of the project, keyed or related to the first board.
a. Annotated plans describing all of the principal elements of the proposal.
b. Photographs (or perspectives, computer models and/or sketches for “Proposed Projects”) as appropriate to clearly present the character, materiality, scale and use of the space/place/building in context. The viewer must be “put into the place”.

HINT: Submissions in either category (“Built” or “Proposed”) should show the space(s) or place(s) being occupied and used by people. How does the project improve the livability, sustainability, and equity of the city for its citizens?

Five photos or illustrations:

These images will be used to present your project at the conference, if your submission is accepted. They should be horizontal (landscape) format, 300 or equivalent high-resolution DPI suitable for PPT projection. They must include the title of the project and the submitting agency.

One photo or illustration:

This image will be used at the conference during the Awards Ceremony, if your submission is selected for an Award. It should be horizontal (landscape) format, 300 or equivalent high-resolution DPI suitable for PPT projection. It must include the title of the project and the submitting agency. (It may be one of the five images required above.)


Submission deadline is October 31, 2017. We must receive both this Exhibit Application as well as your Project Entry Fee of $245 for the first project, and $120 for any additional projects. If you have any questions, please contact us. If you have already completed this form but haven't yet paid your application fee, you can visit the payment page directly.

Project Information

Please select the type of project and indicate whether or not it has been completed. Project in design or construction are eligible for Exhibit, completed projects are eligible for Exhibit and Award.

Location & address of project

Maximum 250 words. Do not mention the submitting agency because this statement will be reviewed in the "blind peer review process."

Submitting Agency Information

Submitting agency or firm

Client Information

Email/Phone Number/Address

Designer Information

Email/Phone Number/Address