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Sustainability Degree Show Prize

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Sustainability Degree Show Prize

For a list of winners 2012-2017 click here

Every year at the GSA’s graduation ceremony we recognise outstanding approaches to ethical, social and environmental issues within their practice.

Any graduating student can enter, and we also offer prizes for other year groups and Masters, Singapore and other students graduating at different times.

Your work has to stand out, be innovative, address key issues and add to the body of knowledge in your subject. It should run like a golden thread through your thinking and approach, and create a resource for fellow & future students. You can read some more about our judging criteria here.

Students can work towards the prize by attending drop-in sessions (dates are available on our events page and book here), or contacting us direct for a 1-2-1 meeting.

Entry is made by the student submitting a two page summary of their work to John the GSA’s Sustainability Coordinator by the date below. The day before Degree Show opens the judging panel will walk round the applicants’ work and applicants can be present to discuss their thinking.

If you’re an academic and would like a student to be recognised for their work, please encourage them to apply. You can also ask us to instigate a prize category for other year groups.

Not in your final year? Any student can apply for funding from us.

Degree Show Prize: Key Dates for 2018

Drop-in sessions to discuss your work are optional, and dates appear on our events page
Students self-submit work. Entries should be no more than two pages of text and pictures outlining the work and its importance to environmental, social justice or ethical issues.

18 May: 9am, closing date for submissions
24 May: work is shortlisted, and the chosen 10-12 submissions go through to final judging
31 May: judges walk-round, where students can talk to their work
Prizes are awarded at Graduation

Students Graduating in September

Any student graduating in September can enter for the post-graduate Degree Show Prize.
Drop-in sessions to discuss your work are optional, and dates appear on our events page
Students self-submit work. Entries should be no more than two pages of text and pictures outlining the work and its importance to environmental, social justice or ethical issues.

Deadlines:

15 August, noon: Deadline for submissions.
31 August: Judges arrange visits to work to discuss with each student, 10 minutes verbal presentation from the student.
31 August: Judges deliberate and award winners and commended.

PDE3 students

Enter as for the prize above (but a page summary of text and picture). Deadline for applications via email to John is Monday 14 May. 1st prize of £100 plus runners up at judges’ discretion. .

Architecture Stage 4 students

The criteria is the same as above. Please submit a two page summary of your work to John. You will be given a time slot for a walk-round judging session, where you will have the chance to talk to your work and answer Q&A for 15 minutes. A £100 1st prize will be awarded with runners-up at the judges’ discretion.

Stage 3 Architecture Students

The criteria is the same as above. Please submit a two page summary of your work to John. The judges will review the summaries and your portfolios, awarding a £100 1st prize with runners-up at the judges’ discretion.

Singapore Students

Students from GSA Singapore Interior Design and Communication Design are eligible one prizes of $200 per programme. Your work has to stand out, be innovative, address key issues, add to the body of knowledge in your subject and create a resource for fellow & future students. In addition to your programme lecturers, GSA’s Sustainability Coordinator, John Thorne, will be happy to advise on issues regarding sustainability within your projects. You can John Provide some background information (no more than 2 pages of A4 and some relevant pictures).

Email John with any queries or to discuss potential submissions.

Entries and other students’ work available on our Tumblr feed