The Tenth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectual Design Excellence 2008
Berkeley Prize 2008

To Enter


  1. The competition must address the social issue identified in the author’s BERKELEY PRIZE essay.
  2. Integral to the competition is the notion that the winning design could be potentially built and/or assembled.
  3. The competition must be organized and completed in calendar year 2008.
  4. Only full-time undergraduate students of architecture, or teams of students with at least one architecture student member, may participate in the competition.

Submission requirements

A 1250-word written Proposal giving specific details about the following items (these are “guiding questions” and should not be answered as a questionnaire)

  1. What is the title of the competition?
  2. Is the competition an essay, a sketch or design problem, a combination of the two, or something entirely different?
  3. How many hours/days/weeks will students have to complete the competition?
  4. Will students work alone or in teams? Explain your decision.
  5. How would you publicize the competition?
  6. Whom would you invite to serve on the Jury? At least two members of the Jury must be on the Faculty of your school. Provide names, titles and e-mail addresses for each proposed jury member.
  7. What should be the criteria for evaluating the entries?
  8. If the competition is a design problem, specify the size and number of any required drawings and/or models.
  9. What is the schedule for the competition?
  10. How would you interest the local community, including design professionals, in your competition?
  11. How would you distribute the prize money?
  12. How would you document the competition for the BERKELEY PRIZE web site?
  13. What else can you tell us about implementing your competition?

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