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  • SUPREME AWARDS

    There are three supreme awards;

    Charlie Challenger Award
    for landscape planning

    George Malcom Award
    for design

    Te Karanga o te Tui
    for outstanding achievement in demonstration of the Te Aranga principles

     

  • George Malcolm Award

    Description:
    Recognises the most outstanding achievement in landscape design. A winner will only be selected from the winners of the relevant award categories and awarded if the entry attains this standard of excellence.

  • Charlie Challenger Award

    Description:
    Recognises the most outstanding achievement in landscape planning. A winner will only be selected from the winners of the relevant award categories and awarded if the entry attains this standard of excellence.

     

  • Te Karanga o te Tui

    Description:
    Recognition of the most outstanding achievement in demonstration of the Te Aranga principles. Entries for this award will be selected from all categories. To be considered they must have achieved excellence or category winner status.

  • AWARD CATEGORIES

    These categories represent the depth and breadth of landscape architecture practice in New Zealand.

  • Parks, Open Spaces and Recreation

    Description: 

    * Public parks or gardens, open space, recreation and sport facilities/spaces.
    *  Strategic projects relative to recreation, amenity, cultural and heritage landscapes, tourism and the non-urban environment in general. 

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.

  • Education and Play

    Description

    * Public play facilities/spaces, including public and private children’s playgrounds of any type, scale and context.
    * Educational facilities including preschool, primary and secondary schools. 

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.

     

  • Civic and Urban Design

    Description:

    * Projects in public, institutional or private realms.
    * Streetscapes, urban and pocket parks, plazas, courtyards, waterfronts, mixed use developments, neighbourhoods, and urban renewal.
    * May include associated elements of stormwater management, civic art or infrastructure. 

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria. 

  • Residential and Gardens

    Description:

    *  Single and/or multi-unit developments, senior and assisted living developments/villages, private gardens, special purpose gardens, including themed gardens, interior gardens, roof gardens, and green wall facades (vertical gardens).  

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.

  • Institutional and Commercial

    Description:

    *  Institutional, commercial and industrial developments.
    *  Agricultural and natural resources utilisation, stormwater and water management.
    *  Large scale landscape reclamation, restoration and mitigation. 

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.

  • Transport

    Description:

    *  Transportation Projects across any scale.
    *  Projects which provide for walking, cycling, micromobiliity and/or public transport.
    *  May include elements of natural resources utilisation, stormwater and water management,  landscape restoration and mitigation or civic design. 

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria. 

  • Resource Management and Strategic Planning

    Description:

    *  National, regional and/or local area planning.
    *  Landscape, rural character, natural character assessments, including for outstanding natural feature and landscape areas and amenity landscape areas. 
    *  Strategic policy analysis and formation. 
    *  Natural resource protection and management. 
    *  Environmental planning in relation to legislation, policy initiatives, and regulatory controls.
    *  Natural and cultural resource protection and management.

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.

  • Master Planning and Urban Design Strategy

    Description: 

    *  Structure plans, spatial planning, strategies and design concepts for regional, district, area, and site-specific projects (including for the urban, rural and/or coastal landscape). 
    *  Formulation of design guidelines/requirements.

    Projects should be led, or jointly led, by a landscape architect and may involve other disciplines in the role(s) of co or sub-consultants.

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.

  • Landscape Planning and Assessment

    Description:

    * Project, area and site-specific terrestrial and marine/aquatic landscape assessments.
    * Assessments of landscape, natural character and visual effects.

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.

  • Landscape Management

    Description:

    *  Plans and techniques for the management of special or designated landscapes and habitats. 
    *  Restoration, conservation and enhancement of natural and modified landscapes.
    *  Management plans for parks, open spaces, heritage parks.

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.

  • He Iti Pounamu

    Description:

    Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu 
    Although small, it is of great value

    *  Demonstrates the added value Landscape Architecture can bring to any project regardless of scale.
    *  Landscape design which has achieved a high level of invention, innovation and creativity which has created value. 
    *  This may be a standalone project, or part of a larger project. Overall project may belong to a different discipline, where the Landscape Architect contributed with outstanding outcome. 
    *  May include projects that are unusual or unique, temporary or opportunistic, including community gardens, outdoor events, activity spaces and installations.  
    *  May include projects that have been designed as visionary think pieces which are unlikely to be implemented, but which inspire and challenge the status quo.  
    *  May include innovative design of part of a project which led to an improved outcome.
    * This may include design of specific furniture, tools, applications or innovation in governance or implementation. 

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.

  • Research and Communication

    Description:

    * Policy, original research and academic studies or initiatives, published books, reports, consultation and educational documents and programs. 
    * Interpretive, online and/or exhibition design and public awareness campaigns. 

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.

  • Student

    Description:

    *  Original research and academic studies, produced as part of an accredited landscape architecture program.
    *  Entries, irrespective of the grade mark received for the work, will consist of varied content, from conceptual design thinking and visual communication through to written landscape planning and management documentation. Collaborative works will be accepted.

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.

  • Enduring Landscape

    Description:
    Nominations are being sought by all members for an enduring piece of designed and managed landscape that contributes to the betterment of society or demonstrates great forethought. The built project should be at least 20 years old, still well maintained and utilized, and truly showcase visionary thinking and long-term engagement. This is the chance for us all to remember those projects that continue to shape our lives and inspire us.

    This must be peer nominated. Where other practices have been involved, their contribution towards longevity must be acknowledged. 

    Please reference the Call for Entries document for the judging criteria.