The biggest change to the categories of The Undergraduate Awards in 2017 is the inclusion of the new Architecture & Design category.
Previously, students with work related to Design could submit to the Visual Arts & Design category (now Visual Arts) but there was little opportunity for students of Architecture to submit to The Undergraduate Awards.
We introduced this category to celebrate the work of students studying courses such as Architecture, Construction, Environmental Design, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Product Design etc. Barry Sheehan from Dublin Institute of Technology, Chair of the Visual Arts & Design 2016 has commented that:
Architecture thrives on competitions, it is how most architects establish themselves in the profession. Winning is habit-forming and entering competitions as early as possible is essential.
Architecture & Design is a portfolio-based category. Entrants can submit up to 10 images and an accompanying statement of 1,500 words explaining their work.
Judges for the category include Mr Derek McGarry (National College of Art & Design), Dr Marc Ó’Riain (Cork Institute of Technology) and Prof Lloyd Scott (Dublin Institute of Technology).
We are so excited to see the submissions we receive into this brand new category!