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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. In its 15th edition, the Eurasian Prize Student’s main topic is living environment.

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 Deadline: January 31, 2021
  • REGULAR Entry Deadline: April 30, 2021
  • FINAL Entry Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Jury Voting: July, 2021
  • Public Voting: July, 2021
  • Winners Announcement: August, 2021
  • 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
    Settlement systems, agglomerations; plans of urban districts, municipalities, and rural settlements; Urban & Masterplans, dedicated to the long-term connections between buildings, infrastructure, social and economic conditions, environments, and future development
  • COMFORT RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT
    Residential neighborhoods, Courtyard improvements
  • URBAN ENVIRONMENT
    Public Spaces in city fabric: Squares, Pedestrian streets, Embankments, Boulevards; City landscaping: Parks, Theme parks, Forest parks

ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 

  • INDUSTRIAL 
    Factories, Recycling centres, Science and technology hubs and centers, Production facilities, Science parks, Technological clusters, and environmental research and protection facilities
  • HOUSING
    Multi-dwelling units and residential compounds
  • PRIVATE HOUSE
    Private houses, Mansions, Cottages and adjacent territory
  • HOSPITALITY, RECREATION, WELLNESS
    Hotels & Resorts, Restaurants, Bars & Nightclubs, Recreation Centers, Health Care & Wellness
  • PUBLIC, BUSINESS AND COMMERTIAL
    Mixed-use objects including functionally different groups of premises united by a single compositional and planning intent; Exhibition centers, Congress halls, Coworking Spaces, Business centers; Shopping facilities, Retail, Showrooms
  • INSTITUTIONAL
    Kindergartens, Primary & High Schools and other educational institutions; Libraries, Laboratories and Research centers; Сlinics and Нospitals; Government & Civic Buildings: complexes that act as a seat or meeting place to any rank of the government, judicial buildings
  • SPORTS 
    Spectator Sports Facilities: Stadiums, Arenas; Gyms Centers; Sports Infrastructure: sports complexes / Schools / Clubs / Camps / Swimming Pools, Olympic Villages
  • CULTURAL
    Concert halls, Theatres, Cinemas,  Museums, Galleries, Performance Spaces, Cultural Pavilions, Memorial or Religious complexes: Cathedrals, Churches, Temples, Synagogues, Mosques, Monastries/retreats
  • OLD AND NEW
    Reconstruction, 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, the adaptation of transport infrastructure to create new public spaces, parks, etc
  • TRANSPORT
    Airports, Bus and coach stations, Railway stations/Underground stations,S and River stations, Bridges, Cable car stations, Car parks, Cycle facilities

DESIGN AWARDS

  • PUBLIC INTERIOR
    Cultural, institutional, administrative, educational spaces, sports and recreation centres, waiting halls of railway stations, air terminals and public transport interior design
  • COMMERCIAL INTERIOR
    Shopping malls, Retail spaces, Showrooms, Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs, 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
  • PRIVATE INTERIOR
    Private house, apartment, automobile, aircraft and watercraft interiors
  • 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 and the project specified in the application;
  • Images: illustrations, drawings, diagrams, revealing the content of the project in JPG format, each illustration no more than 2048×1024 pixels in size and no more than 0.5 MB. (single images only, no collages) 
  • Images should be named the title of the project with numbers # 1,2,3 … in order of importance (title # 1 – main image). For architectural projects, the presentation of plans and sections of buildings and structures is mandatory. The number of images – up to 20;
  • Attached link to illustrative material in high resolution, including a portrait of the team/authors. The weight of 3 MB images is 15 MB. Videos about the project up to 3 minutes long are welcome;
  • Entry Description must contain a title and a narrative of at least 200 words and no more than 600 words. In the description, indicate the Entry Status and Year (For Architecture, Built or Unbuilt; For Product, Confirmation that it’s to market)

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 AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

  • EARLY Entry Deadline — January 31, 2021: ₽7,900 RUB (ca. $109 USD) per entry
  • REGULAR Entry Deadline — April 30, 2021: ₽9,900 RUB (ca. $139 USD) per entry
  • FINAL Entry Deadline — payment May 31, 2021: ₽12,900 RUB (ca. $189 USD) per entry

DESIGN

  • EARLY Entry Deadline — January 31, 2021: ₽5,900 RUB (ca. $89 USD) per entry
  • REGULAR Entry Deadline — April 30,2021: ₽7,900 RUB (ca. $109 USD) per entry
  • FINAL Entry Deadline — payment May 31, 2021: ₽9,900 RUB (ca. $139 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. $140 USD).

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

  • provide a single payment of ₽990 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 konkurs@eurasian-prize.ru

* Postage for awards are not included

The Prize

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.

Award Certificates
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
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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 the Grand Prix and the first place winner entries are given two pages publication per work and finalist works are given an one page publication per 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 development, 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 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 subcategories
  • by average 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:

  1. 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.
  1. 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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