American Society of Landscape Architects


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2005 Professional & Student Awards

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The Community Service Awards

Recognizes: pro bono community service demonstrating sound principles or values of landscape architecture. Professional entries must demonstrate sustained, pro bono community service for at least five years.

Typical entries include: individuals or organizations providing community-based advocacy or public service; development of public education programs; leadership in advocacy through local organizations or through ASLA Professional and Student Chapter activities; and more.

Criteria: The jury will consider effectiveness related to the community’s environment and quality of life, and the demonstration value to other communities and professionals.

Recognition: The Professional Awards Jury and the Student Awards Jury may each select one organizational and one individual Community Service Award recipient.

Community Service Award Rules and Entry Instructions

  • The Professional Community Service Award recognizes individual landscape architects, landscape architecture firms, landscape architecture education programs, or ASLA Chapters for pro bono service to the community over a period of at least five years.
  • The Student Community Service Award recognizes individual landscape architecture students, student landscape architecture organizations, or Student ASLA Chapters for pro bono service to the community.

Community Service Awards Entry Instructions

  • All submission materials must fit into the official entry binder provided by ASLA. The binder contains 24 views in 8.5” x 11” format. The jury will not remove any items that are oversized or behind other items. Additional material not included in the binder views will be discarded.
  • Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by ASLA. ASLA will provide proper photography credit when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees.
  • Binder covers may not be altered in any manner.

Entry binders must contain the following items:

  1. Descriptive Data Summary: Complete the form and place the two (2) pages so that they show as the first two views of the Entry Binder.
    Professional Community Service Descriptive Data Summary Form
    Student Community Service Descriptive Data Summary Form
  2. Drawings and Photographs:
    • Submit at least five (5), but no more than ten (10) total drawings and/or photographs, in both hard copy and electronically on a CD-ROM (see details below).
    • Hard copy drawings and photographs must be 8” x 10” in either landscape or portrait format. No collages or smaller format photos will be accepted.
  3. Descriptions of Drawings and Photographs: On a separate, one-page, typed sheet, please provide one or two sentences describing each drawing and photo. Place the sheet in the view immediately following the photos in the Entry Binder.
  4. Concealed Identification and Credit Form: Complete the form and attach to the front cover of the Entry Binder with a paperclip (please do not staple).
    Professional Community Service Concealed Identification and Credit Form
    Student Community Service Concealed Identification and Credit Form
  5. Copy of Submission on CD-ROM [required]:
    • Save all Entry Binder contents on an IBM-compatible CD-ROM.
    • The Descriptive Data Summary, descriptions of drawings and photographs, and Concealed Identification and Credit form should be saved in a word processing application (such as rich text format, MS Word, WordPerfect, WordPad, etc.).
    • Photographs and drawings must be stored in JPEG format and the dimensions should be 3000 pixels x 2400 pixels, at a minimum of 300 ppi (pixels per inch). Label each image with your Entry Binder number and the number of the image. For example, if your entry number is “123,” you will label your JPEG files as 123-01, 123-02, 123-03, and so on.
    • Please label the CD-ROM jewel case with your Entry Binder number and secure the CD-ROM in the pocket inside the front cover of the Entry Binder.

To download and edit forms:

  • Place cursor over highlighted link;
  • Right click on mouse to show menu of options;
  • Click “Save Link/Target As” and save to your hard drive (under a name and place you can easily find);
  • Open with word processing application (MS Word, WordPerfect, WordPad, etc.).

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