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Sustainability Degree Show Prize

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For a list of winners 2012-2018 click here

The 2019 Prizes

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

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

We are interested in work that addresses environmental and social justice issues. Your work has to stand out, be innovative, have depth, exhibit awareness of interconnected and intersectional issues, should 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.

Optionally, students can discuss their work with John the Sustainability Coordinator 1-2-1, book an appointment here

Student self-nominate their work by submitting a two page summary to John by the date below. Judges will shortlist finalists. The day before Degree Show opens the judging panel will walk round the applicants’ work. This is a chance for each shortlisted finalist to talk about and answer questions on their work.

If you’re an academic and would like a student to be recognised, 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 2019

Final date for submission: Wednesday 22nd May, noon.

Entries will be shortlisted and entrants notified by Friday 24 May.

Judging Round: Thursday 30 May 9-1pm (entrants will be given a timed slot to talk about their work in-situ)

First prize of £250 with other awards at the judges’ discretion.

PDE3 students

We are interested in work that addresses environmental and social justice issues. Your work has to stand out, be innovative, have depth, exhibit awareness of interconnected and intersectional issues, should 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. More on the criteria

Application is by 2 pages of A4, text and pictures, by 14 May via email to John

1st prize of £100 plus runners up at judges’ discretion. Questions, or want to meet us to discuss your work? Email John

Graduate Degree Show Prize 2019

Any student showing at the Graduate Degree Show in August can enter for the Graduate Degree Show Prize.

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.

Contact John the Sustainability Coordinator to discuss your entry if you wish, or just email your entry to John by the deadline.

First prize of £250 with other awards at the judges’ discretion.

Deadline for entries is 9am, Monday 5 August 2019.

Shortlisted finalists should be available the day before Graduate Degree Show, Thursday 22 August, to attend a judging round.

Singapore Students

Students from GSA Singapore Interior Design and Communication Design are eligible with 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 text and pictures).

Architecture Stage 4 students

A £100 1st prize will be awarded with runners-up at the judges’ discretion. Contact John for more details

Stage 3 Architecture Students

Entry is via email, two page summary in Word format, of the work to John by 9am 30th April.

Entrants may be shortlisted. Entrants should be available for a judges’ walk round the afternoon of Tuesday 7th May.

A £100 1st prize will be awarded, with runners-up at the judges’ discretion. Contact John with any queries

Entries and other students’ work available on our Tumblr feed

Pic Credit: Ewan Hepburn, Winner Architecture Stage 3