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Friday, April 28, 2023

2023 Design Awards Declaration of Intent

Start Date: 4/28/2023 7:00 AM CDT
End Date: 6/6/2023 11:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Association of Licensed Architects

400 E. Randolph St.
Suite 2305
Chicago, IL  United States  60601

Organization Name: Association of Licensed Architects

Corda Murphy
Email: Corda@alatoday.org
Phone: (847) 382-0630

Enter the 2023 ALA Design Awards Program. Showcase your Talent - Give your Projects the Professional Recognition they Deserve. 

The ALA Design Awards Program is our annual showcase of the power of design by our members. Winners are highlighted in the Winter issue of Licensed Architect magazine, press releases and on social media.

The cost to participate is $150 for the first entry and $125 for each additional entry.

The ALA Design Awards is open to current 2023 Professional members including Senior and Emeritus members.  Any ALA membership type can register, but the project submission must include an ALA Professional member name. Not a member?  You can learn more about ALA and join , then login and proceed to register. 

Review Entry Requirements:
Submission Guidelines
Categories (Not used for judging)

Projects of all sizes and architectural elements are encouraged to enter. 

You may re-submit previous projects that have not won an ALA award. Judging is overall, not by category.

Online Submission of Projects

Once again, ALA will be using Award Force, a secure, online registration and review software platform. All entries will be completed online. You will receive a set-up link and instructions by email on or before June 9th. If you are a new user of the Award Force platform, set up your account and password when ready to start your entry information. You may return to your submission/s once you register your account. Previous Award Force users already have an account and must use previous account login credentials.

The Design Awards Celebration will be held at the Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL on October 20, 2023. The awards will be published in the Winter Issue of Licensed Architect Magazine, displayed on alatoday.org, and in press and social media.

Submit Your Declaration of Intent by June 2nd

To submit your Declaration of Intent, click on the Member Registration button above right.  If you have forgotten your login information, simply click forgot and enter your email on file.  The system will send an email with your user name and a temporary password.

Deadlines for 2023:

Declaration of Intent Due: June 2, 2023
Online Submission Opens: June 9, 2023
Submissions Due: August 4, 2023 (No Exceptions or Extensions)
Judges Begin Review Process: August 18, 2023
Group Judging Live Virtual Meeting: September 15, 2023
Awards Announcement: September 19, 2023
Celebration Event at Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL: October 20, 2023

Members: $150 for the first entry, $125 each additional entry

Please call the ALA office at 847-382-0630 or email Corda Murphy at corda@alatoday.org.


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 6/6/2023 11:00 PM

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