Below are the key requirements which participants and their entries should meet in order to be considered for the competition.
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. In its 15th edition, the Eurasian Prize Student’s main topic is living environment.
Entries must be projects designed or completed in the past six (6) years, between 2014 and 2019, and which have never been awarded with the Eurasian Prize in the Professional competition.
The Eurasian Prize is awarded for achievements in the following categories and subcategories:
Urban Development Awards
- Urban Planning System
- Comfortable residential environment
- Urban Environment
- Green areas
- Street infrastructure
- Industrial Architecture
- Private house
- Public Architecture
- Sports architecture
- Cultural facilities
- New and Old
- Cult architecture in city fabric
*Speсial: Innovation for Sustainability
- Private Interior
- Public Interior
- Business Interior
- Commercial Interior
- Product Design
*Speсial: New in technology
- Future City
- Future House
- Interior and Industrial Design
- Industrial Design
While registering your account, you will be required to select between two entrant levels:
The statuette is only awarded for winner works submitted in the Professional account.
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.
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
- Built projects in the categories Urban Development, Architecture and Design are also nominated for the Master Hand, a special award from the Union of Architects of Russia which counts as the Grand Prix.
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 AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
- REGULAR Entry Deadline — August 31, 2019: ₽9,000 RUB (ca. $148 USD) per entry
- FINAL Entry Deadline — payment after August 31, 2019: ₽12,000 RUB (ca. $197 USD) per entry
- REGULAR Entry Deadline — August 31, 2019: ₽6,000 RUB (ca. $99 USD) per entry
- FINAL Entry Deadline — payment after August 31, 2019: ₽9,000 RUB (ca. $148 USD) per entry
NOTE: If payment for the entry fee is provided by a legal person (business or organization), and/or you decide that the award certificate and promo materials should feature your brand or company (as opposed to author / team), the amount of the first fee payment increases by ₽10,000 RUB (ca. $164 USD).
To unlock their entries to judges, Student level entrants are required to:
- provide a single payment of ₽900 RUB (ca. $15 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Eurasian Prize Statuette
The Eurasian Prize Statuette is only awarded to the entrants of Professional level who take the first place in any of the award subcategories.
All winners and finalists of the Eurasian Prize, regardless of the entrant level, category and subcategory, are awarded the Eurasian Prize Finalist Certificate. The Certificates vary based on the place taken and specify the entrant level (Professional/Student):
- The Eurasian Prize Gold 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 is awarded to Professional and Student level entrants for the second place in any of the subcategories
- The Eurasian Prize Bronze is awarded to Professional and Student level entrants for the 3rd place in any of the subcategories
The Hand of the Master Trophy
The Hand of the Master (rus. “Рука Мастера”) is a highly-authoritative awards initiative that has been undertaken yearly by the regional branch of the Union of Architects of Russia for the last eleven years. In 2019-2020, the Master’s Hand joins the Eurasian Prize Awards program as its special award in professional competitions in Architecture, Urban Development and Design.
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 the Grand Prix and the first place winner entries are given four pages publication per work and finalist works are given a column publication per work
- as part of the final exhibition which will take place during the Ural Week of Architecture and Design
- at further exhibitions and events which are held by the Eurasian Prize throughout the year
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.
- 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.
- The condition for including an expert into the jury is his/her written consent received by e-mail.
- 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 development, Architecture, Design, Student Competition
- The Hand of the Master, Grand-Prix
- Research and writing
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:
- Equal conditions for all contestants in their ‘weight class’ (professionals/students).
- Solid reputation in the professional community as the main principle of juror selection.
- Juror impartiality ensured through the anonymity of the submissions in the jury’s room.
- Absence of a conflict of interests that could influence evaluation and judgment.
Evaluation system and determination of finalists
- 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.
Distribution of finalists
- in each nomination
- by average score
- Submissions shall be evaluated by the international jury for the Eurasian Prize Awards in online mode.
- Each member of the jury shall be given a personal account accessed by an individual password.
- The personal account allows a member of the jury to view and score submissions in the relevant category.
- The members of the jury cannot see the scores given by their colleagues in their personal accounts.
- Each submission shall have a unique code to ensure the anonymity of the contestants and guarantee jury impartiality.
- 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.
- The summary table of the voting results shall be affirmed by the Chair of the jury.
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.