Professional Awards

To enter the General Design, Residential Design, Urban Design or Analysis and Planning categories, the official entrant must be an Associate, Full, or International ASLA member, or eligible to join ASLA in one of those categories. The Research and Communications categories are open to non-landscape architecture professionals.

An official entrant in The Landmark Award category does not need to be a member of ASLA to enter. Local officials, public officials, and other interested individuals are welcome to enter a qualified project in this category.

For information on membership qualifications, please visit here or call 1-888-999-ASLA. PLEASE ALLOW 48 HOURS TO PROCESS YOUR MEMBERSHIP. Note: If you join ASLA via our online membership application, your membership will be activated immediately.

ASLA Affiliates are un-eligible to enter the General Design, Residential Design Analysis & Planning or Urban Design categories.

The jury process is “blind.” In other words, the identities of the entrant and creative team are not revealed to the jury. The only exception to this is entries in the Communications category.

New this year the juries will be divided into two groups: Jury 1 General, Residential and Urban Design, and Jury 2 Planning, Research and Communications, with both juries coming together to judge The Landmark Award. Members of the professional awards juries, as well as the firms, organizations, agencies, or employees they represent, are not eligible to submit within the Jury they will be judging but may submit within the other categories.

ASLA retains the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet the program requirements or that presents a conflict of interest. In such cases, refunds will not be issued.