Landscape Architecture is more than a profession; it is a basic component of human culture. The ILASA Merit Awards of Excellence aims to exemplify best practice examples that are clear in their intent and relevant to their specific context. We are faced with particular social challenges in a country with extraordinary biodiversity, rich in resources but in need of conserving what we have. Projects should clearly demonstrate how they add value to the landscape, specifically in aspects of social or ecological health and well-being, but preferably encompassing both these aspects.
The aim of the Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence is to acknowledge and promote excellence in landscape architecture. Promotion is achieved through media coverage of the project entries. ILASA further makes use of the project images on our webpage and in promotional brochures to prospective students and our peers in other professions. All material that is submitted will be retained by the Institute as part of its library.
The projects obtaining Awards of Excellence will be acknowledged by means of the presentation of a certificate as well as media coverage. An Award of Excellence is not given on a competition basis but based on merit; all types of projects from large complete projects to small specialist projects may be entered.
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
This Award is to be given to projects submitted in any of the above categories. The project must be of a world class standard and portray the value that landscape architects contribute to the built environment.
JUST TREES AWARD
All projects entered in the 'completed projects categories' will be eligible for this award. The only condition is that the trees used in the project must be container grown trees so each project entry must indicate whether this is the case and whether they want to be eligible for this award. The normal adjudication committee will choose one project from each region after the site visits as the nomination for the region for this award. The final winner will then be chosen by the adjudication committee in consultation with a Just Trees representative.
PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
This Award is to be given to the most outstanding and excellent project/s submitted in any of the above categories. It must be a unanimous decision by the adjudicators as being eligible for this award.
The nature of this award is to recognise the contribution made by an individual in terms of the promotion/ development of the profession of landscape architecture in general. It may include activities such as community involvement, developing of a specific aspect etc. Any person that has done outstanding work in the industry may submit or may be nominated for this specific award.
All awards will be made on distinction. The Awards for Excellence in Landscape Architecture are not made on a competition basis and no prizes are given.
Submissions are to be accompanied by an entry fee:
|Single / First Entry||R1 750|
|Second Entry||R1 350|
|Third And More Entry||R1 000|
Once your submission has been received you will be invoiced accordingly. Your submission will not be considered until full pre-payment is made before the deadline date.