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Society of Garden Designers

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Entry deadlines:

  • Entries for the Student Design Award must have been completed whilst a student and have been a Student Member of the SGD.  The member must either be an SGD Student Member on 12th August 2013, the deadline or student work can be submitted if the member has progressed from an SGD Student Member to Pre-Registered Member status of the SGD between 18th May 2012 and 12th August 2013. Entry deadline is 12th August 2013

  • Entries for the Designing for Community Space Award must have been completed between January 1st 2008 & 12th August 2013. Entry deadline is 12th August 2013

  • For all other Award categories only projects with a practical completion date between January 1st 2008 & 12th April 2013 are eligible for entry. Entry deadline is 12th April 2013

 

Who should submit the entry:

  • The work submitted must be the responsibility of and be directed by a member or members of the SGD in the relevant membership category for the Award except for the “Designing for Community Space Award” which is open to anyone.

  • Details of any additional designers for each aspect of the scheme must be entered on the “Entry Form” of the lead designer i.e. planting, hardscape, lighting etc. if different from the lead designer.  If the stated additional designer is not an eligible member at the correct category, then the scheme will not be considered as part of the judging for that particular category.

  • Entries for the “Designing for Community Space Award” must be submitted by the designer of the garden or by a single representative from the garden.   The role of the person completing the Entry Form must be made clear.

 

Entries:

  • All entry forms must be completed in full and the conditions of entry strictly adhered to.

  • No entries may be withdrawn after receipt of submission and or payment.  Fees are non-refundable.

  • Entrants may submit as many individual entries as they wish in all categories.

  • Show gardens will only be accepted for category 13) “Paper Landscapes”.

  • Please note that entries cannot be returned.

  • Any entries received after the closing date or those failing to include the required information when due will not be considered for an Award.

  • The SGD reserves the right to reject any materials submitted as unsuitable in specification or quality and to request replacement.

  • Entries for the “Designing for Community Space Award”: only one entry will be accepted for each community garden.  Entry material must be related to the design of the garden.

  • No entry is required for categories: 16) People's Choice, 17) Judges Award & 18) The SGD Grand Award.  These Awards will be selected from the entries received for the following Categories:

              o 16) People's Choice: from award Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

              o 17) Judges' Award: from award Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

              o 18) The SGD Grand Award: from award Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

 

Judging:

  • Judging will be by an independent panel appointed by the SGD Council.  The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.  No individual feedback will be provided.

  • The organisers reserve the right to add or remove judges, amend entry criteria and amend or merge Award categories without notice or explanation.

  • The John Brookes Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by SGD Council.

  • Should the judging panels feel that none of the work meets the required standard then an Award may not be given.  No correspondence will be entered into.  No individual feedback will be provided.

 

Category changes:

  • The organisers reserve the right to withdraw an Award category without notice or explanation.

 

Site visits:

  • A site visit may be necessary; if this is required you will be notified and a visit arranged with the representative or via you as is detailed on your entry form.

 

Publicity:

  • Entry to the SGD Awards will be taken as a right to publish, broadcast, promote and display on-line the promotional photographs supplied, and images (excluding the judging photographs), descriptions and other particulars and materials of the submission together with any photography or images from the Awards presentation. Entry confirms that entrants have obtained all necessary consents, permissions and clearances in respect of any third party rights regarding any such particulars, images and materials.  If the scheme is shortlisted the promotional photographs and images of the entry will be posted to the SGD website.  For certain Awards these may also be posted to the Homes & Gardens website for public vote for the People’s Choice Award. The SGD & Homes and Gardens may not be in a position to pay fees for images and images should therefore be available for this use or copyright free.  Note images supplied purely for the judging process will not be used for promotional use.

  • Photographs & presentation plans for publicity.  Publicity photographs should be provided at the end of your presentation within the pdf and also separately as 300 dpi jpg. Only these pictures and presentation plans will be used for promotion.  Providing these publicity photographs and presentation plans confirms that entrants have obtained all necessary consents, permissions and clearances in respect of any third party rights regarding any such particulars, images and materials.  Any images that are covered by Copyright must be clearly identified on the entry form, giving detail of limitations of use.

  • The publicity for the Awards will be handled solely by the SGD in line with prior agreement made with its media partner.  Applicants cannot issue information to the UK press without the express permission from the SGD.

  • There is no guarantee of publicity for all award categories in Homes & Gardens magazine and the media partner reserves the right to make the final decision on editorial content as part of the prior agreement made with the SGD.

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Material to be submitted (Please see further down for Submissions for Paper Landscapes Award, Designing for Community Space Award, and Student Award Category)

 

Your name, membership number (when appropriate) and Award category number and name must appear on the CD.  No hard copies should be supplied other than the “Entry Form”.

 

All material to appear on the CD as a single pdf or ppt (if you can’t do this then include each item as a separate pdf numbered sequentially) that must contain all the following in the order given:

 

01. Entry Form – fully completed and hard copy signed (to appear on disc and as hard copy)

 

02. Project Statement maximum of 100 words (ensure the client name and address is not included).  Reference to this statement will be made when preparing publicity information.

 

03. Outline or presentation plan at an appropriate scale (ensure the client name and address does not appear).  Note this may be used for publicity purposes.

 

04. Outline or presentation plan at an appropriate scale showing the views covered by the judging photographs that you have included

 

05 to 07. three additional drawings.  These may include sections (especially if a sloping site), perspectives, isometrics or other 3D views but not design detailing (ensure the client name and address does not appear on any drawings)

 

08. Site analysis (ensure the client name and address does not appear)

 

09. Reference sheet for the judging photographs; describing what is portrayed (to appear in a logical order and be numbered in order of appearance and cross referenced on the 04. plan mentioned above).   If you are also able to caption the photos please do.

 

10. Judging photographs should provide a good overview of the complete project and whenever possible and appropriate be matched photographs showing before and after views.  A maximum of 10 before and 15 after photographs can be submitted.

 

11. Up to six publicity photographs that can be used by SGD and the media partner.   These should be included at the end of the pdf presentation and separately as 300 dpi jpg.  Copyright issues on these should be resolved before including them in your entry.

 

Additional information to be submitted

Award Category 8.   Planting Design

              o Planting plan - to be included in the pdf after item 07 as 07a

              o A maintenance schedule – to be included after the planting plan as 07b

              o also ensure there are pictures showing seasonality of the planting

 

Award Category 9.   Renovation

              o Please provide additional photographs of the 'before'.  A maximum of 15 before photographs.

 

Award Category 10. Hard Landscape

              o up to 6 design detailing plans - to be included in the pdf after item 07 as 07c

              o also ensure there are close up photographs of details among the judging “after” photos

 

Award Category 11. Garden Lighting

              o Lighting plan - to be included in the pdf after item 07 as 07d

              o A paper copy of the lighting plan must also be included

              o Please note that images taken at dusk may demonstrate the lighting scheme to better effect that if taken in darkness

 

Award Category 13. Paper landscapes

              o Project Statement maximum of 100 words.

              o 03. Outline or presentation plan at an appropriate scale

              o 04 to 09. up to six additional drawings.  These may include section, perspective, isometrics or other 3D views , design detailing.

              o 10. Site context

 

Materials to be submitted for the “Paper Landscapes Award”

Your name and Award category number and name must appear on the CD.  No hard copies should be supplied other than the entry form.

All material to appear on the CD as a single pdf or ppt presentation (if you can’t do this then include each item as a separate pdf numbered sequentially) that must contain all the following in the order given:

             o Entry Form – fully completed and hard copy signed (to appear on disc and as hard copy)

             o Project Statement maximum of 100 words.

             o Outline or presentation plan at an appropriate scale

             o Up to six additional drawings.  These may include section, perspective, isometrics or other 3D views design detailing.

             o Site context

 

Materials to be submitted for the “Designing for Community Space Award”

Your name and Award category number and name must appear on the CD.  No hard copies should be supplied other than the entry form.

 

All material to appear on the CD as a single pdf or ppt presentation (if you can’t do this then include each item as a separate pdf numbered sequentially) that must contain all the following in the order given:

 

              o A completed entry form which includes your name, your role in the design of the garden, and the name of the community garden

              o Details of when the garden existed if this was a temporary garden space

              o A scaled 2-D plan of the garden

              o Before and after photographs of the site

              o A brief description of the design and how this designed space is used by the community

 

Material to be submitted for the “Student Award”

Your name, membership number and Award category number and name must appear on the CD.  No hard copies should be supplied other than the entry form.

 

All material to appear on the CD as a single pdf or ppt presentation (if you can’t do this then include each item as a separate pdf numbered sequentially) that must contain all the following in the order given:

 

              o Entry Form – fully completed and a hard copy signed (to appear on disc and as hard copy)

              o     Project Statement maximum of 100 words.

              o Outline or presentation plan at an appropriate scale

              o 04 to 06. three additional drawings.  These may include section, perspective, isometrics or other 3D views but not a design detailing.

              o 07. Site context

 

Notes

  • All identifying references to the client name and address of the submitted project must be omitted on the project statement and all plans.  The only place the client name and address must appear is on the entry form.

  • Please note that the name in which you submit your entry will be used on any subsequent promotional, advertising and marketing material and must be the name registered with SGD for your membership when applicable.

  • Material to be submitted on disc only except the  “Entry Form” which must appear both on disc and as a hard copy accompanying the disc

  • Note all material will be viewed as projected images by the judges as a group; please ensure written elements can be read

  • All material on disc to be saved as a single pdf or ppt presentation or as pdfs named appropriately and numbered in the correct order.  The only exception being the publicity photographs that must be included in the pdf or ppt and appear as .jpg at the end of the presentation.

  • Judges will be looking for clearly and concisely presented information giving as much detail as possible about the garden, site or landscape entered.

  • Photographs for judging only.  The photographs submitted for the judging process do not need to be professional photographs but must give the judges the best possible opportunity to understand the project and what you have achieved.  It would be very beneficial if before and after pictures taken from the same position are presented one after the other and the view used indicated on a plan, but the SGD understands that is not always possible.  If you are able to caption your photographs so much the better. Some pictures showing seasonality would be welcomed.   To aid the judges please provide a marked up plan showing the position from which photographs have been taken.  

  • Complete projects should be submitted for all Award categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.  All parts and aspects of the project will be included in the judging process.  It is not permissible for specific aspects only to be submitted for these categories.

  • Relevant contractor: for example for the complete project categories this would be the main contractor; for the lighting award this would be the contractor who installed the lighting and who may not be the main contractor for the overall project.  If you are happy for your contractor to also be recognised by the SGD 2013 Awards should your project be a winner you must provide full contact information on your application form.  

Process

Please make cheques payable to: Society of Garden Designers

Please send payments & entries to:

Society of Garden Designers Awards

Katepwa House

Ashfield Park Avenue

Ross-on-Wye

Herefordshire

HR9 5AX

 

Acknowledgement of receipt of payment will be emailed by return.

Acknowledgement of receipt of your entry will be emailed by return.

 

The shortlisted finalists will be announced following the judge’s decision in July 2013.

The finalists for the Student Award & the Designing for Community Space Award will be announced October 2013.

The winners will be announced at the SGD Awards Ceremony in London planned for 24th January 2014.

In the event of your selection as a shortlisted finalist you will receive a framed Award Finalist certificate for you, the client or for the Student Award the associated educational body. We will provide digital copies of the Award Finalist certificate and Award Finalist logo for the designer, the client (or the educational body where applicable)

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