FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Lofton
American Society of Landscape Architects
ASLA Awards Call for Entries Released
WASHINGTON, DC, March 14, 2003-The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2003 Awards Call for Entries has been released, featuring four categories of professional awards, including Design, Analysis and Planning, Research, and Communications. It is available online at http://www.asla.org/Members/awards/entries/callforentries.html.
"Landscape architecture is the most public of the arts," said Rodney L. Swink, FASLA, immediate past president of ASLA and a member of the Medals and Awards Review Committee. "Any truly successful project is a result of a collaborative effort, and in that spirit we want to invite our professional colleagues in other fields of design and construction to enter our 2003 Awards Program."
Any individual, firm, agency, or academic institution is eligible to enter the Design and Analysis and Planning categories as long as the project's participants include a landscape architect or a graduate or faculty member of a landscape architecture program. Anyone may submit entries in the Research and Communications categories.
Entries are also being solicited for the new Community Service Award, recognizing public service, and the Landmark Award, recognizing a project completed between 15 and 50 years ago that contributes significantly to the public realm.
The deadline for returning the Entry Form is Friday, May 2, 2003, and materials must be submitted by Friday, May 16, 2003. The Jury meets in late June. ASLA will announce the jury's selections on June 23 and the Awards Ceremony will be held during the ASLA Annual Meeting, October 30-November 3, in New Orleans.
Founded in 1899, the ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 13,500 members nationwide. Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.