Each year, the Berkeley Prize Competition, the primary goal of which is to foster a larger awareness and understanding of the social art of architecture, sponsors an Essay Competition, a Travel Fellowship Competition, and an Architectural Design Fellowship Competition. All are open to undergraduates studying architecture throughout the world.
For the essay competition, students are asked to submit a 500-word essay proposal in response to a posted question. The 2010 question will revolve around the topic of Historic Preservation/Heritage Conservation. Proposals are due November 1, 2009.
Approximately 25 student semifinalists will be invited to expand their proposal into a 2,500-word essay due in February 2010. From this pool, 5-7 finalist essays will be forwarded to the 2008 Berkeley Prize Essay Jury, who will select first, second, and third place winners. The entire operations of the Berkeley Prize, including all submittals and judging are done online.
Semifinalists are also offered the opportunity to compete for one of the two 2010 Berkeley Prize Fellowships.
–For the Travel Fellowship, students are asked to propose an architectural destination connected with their Essay response and that reflects some service component.
–For the Design Fellowship, semifinalists are invited to submit proposals for a design competition to be held at their school that further investigates this year’s Topic and Question.
Register by: 11-01-2009 / Submit by: 11-01-2009