GUIDELINES

Eligibility Guidelines

1. IIA National Office Bearers, IIA Awards Committee members, Jury members, and the host Chapter Committee members are not eligible for participation.
2. Applicant(s) must be IIA Member(s) in good standing with subscription paid till 2024 or lifetime.
3. In case of any entry submitted by Partnership firm of Architects, all the partners must be members of IIA in good standing.
4. Applicants should have updated their registration with the Council of Architecture till 2024.
5. The project should have been completed between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2022.
6. The project should not be in violation of any applicable statutory laws/regulations.
7. The project should not have been previously submitted for IIA Awards.




General Guidelines

1. A member can submit one or more projects / entries in any relevant categories. Separate set of entry form & mandatory enclosures shall be filled and submitted online for each entry / project.
2. Posthumous Award : In case of death of an individual (whose project is selected for the Award) prior to actual presentation of Award, the Organizers may present the Award posthumously.
3. The management of these Awards is entirely based on the bonafide personal declaration duly signed and stamped by Architect / Firm along with the entry form.
4. Clarifications, if any, may be sent by email to info@iianationalawards.com
5. If the winner of an Award for whatsoever reason cannot be present at the Awards presentation programme, a nominee can receive the award on their behalf with prior notification.




Category Guidelines

For All Categories

A self-attested declaration affirming that the project represents the original work of either the individual or their firm, and not the work of others. The project has been completed within the given period. No actions pending against the said projects in any statutory / legal authority and the Project has not been awarded by IIA in the past Awards.


For Conservation Projects

Entries must include detailed documentation or images showing the existing structure prior to redevelopment.


For Urban Intervention and Landscape Projects

Entries to include detailed documentation or images of the site prior to commencement of the new development.


For Unbuilt Projects

Projects will have to be actual proposed projects with a real site, following the relevant rules and regulation. Documental proof has to be submitted in this regard. Hypothetical projects will lead to disqualification of entry.


For Women Architects in Forefront

Application to include 3 projects presenting the exceptional qualities of the firm / practice. Discretion of project type upto to the participants.

For Emerging Practices

Application to include 3 projects presenting the exceptional qualities of the firm / practice. Discretion of project type upto to the participants.




Submission Guidelines - Research Paper

1. Papers written by more than one author are permitted, but the primary author must be a member of IIA.
2. Papers must be exclusively written only in the English language and of 3000 - 5000 words. The research may be based on their ongoing or completed.
3. The paper should be sent as a PDF. PPTs and word docs will not be accepted. The following should be blackened out (1) Name of author/s (2) Name of journal/publication (3) Date of publication (4) Name of author/s institution (5) Any other marks of identification. If any of these are seen to occur on the pdf, the entry shall be disqualified.
4. The paper must largely follow the structure: (1) Title (2) Abstract (3) Introduction (4) Literature review (5) Methodology (6) Results (7) Discussion (8) Conclusions & Recommendations (9) References (10) Acknowledgements and Appendices.
5. The references must be clear, cited within the text and for the images and tables as well. The list of references must mention the essentials of Author, Date of publication, Publisher, etc.
6. IIA will conduct a plagiarism check, and the acceptable threshold for similarity is 10%.
7. Shortlisted authors will be called for a presentation (PPT format) before the final Jury.
8. The presented material must be strictly from the paper itself. No additional information/graphics external to the paper submitted will be admissible.




Submission Guidelines - Books

1. Books written by more than one author are permitted, but the primary author must be a member of IIA.
2. Books must be exclusively written only in the English language, and need to be related to the built environment.
3. Books though published elsewhere, must be the author's own work.
4. OPTIONS FOR SUBMISSION
4.1. OPTION 1: The book(s) should be sent as a PDF (e-book). PPTs and word docs will not be accepted. The following should be blackened out (1) Name of author/s (2) Name of publisher (3) Date of publication (4) Name of author/s institution (5) Any other marks of identification. If any of these are seen to occur on the pdf, the entry shall be disqualified.
4.2. OPTION 2: Three numbers hard copy can be sent to the IIA Head Office at Mumbai (Address as shown in IIA Website). IN PLACE OF UPLOADING eBOOK, UPLOAD A SCANNED IMAGE OF THE COURIER CONSIGNMENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.
5. Shortlisted authors will be called for a presentation (PPT format) before the final Jury.
6. The presented material must be strictly from the book itself. No additional information/graphics external to the book submitted will be admissible.




Submission Guidelines - Projects

1. A maximum of 6 A3 size sheets (Landscape) in PDF format to be uploaded (maximum size 30MB), explaining the design with architects idea/concept note of not more than 200 words and relevant drawings, sketches, photographs etc. Entries with more than 6 sheets or larger than A3 size, will be disqualified.
2. A Report Document in single A4 size page in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) to be uploaded with relevant project details explaining the concept, context, constraints, innovations etc. (Text Colour : Black, Font : Arial, Font Size : 12)
3. Participants should not mention their name or firm name, firm logo, IIA membership number or any other identifying mark on submitted (entries) drawings, reports and documents. Such identifications shall lead to disqualification of entry.
4. Entry form to be filled online. Resume, passport size photograph, valid COA certificate and IIA certificate should be uploaded.
5. The submission to be done online through the website https://iianationalawards.com