Grant Competition For Landscape Architects

Submission: May 31, 2016
Registration: May 31, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 21 will each be awarded $2,000
Type: Restricted


From 4/1/2016 through 5/31/2016, up-and-coming Landscape Architects can compete for the opportunity to visit New Orleans and attend the 2016 ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Meeting & Expo. Twenty-one winners will each be awarded $2,000 to help cover attendance, as well as receive national recognition.

This grant competition is designed to accelerate individuals’ careers in Landscape Architecture. It was created and funded by ANOVA®, a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture. Eric Gilbert, CEO of Anova, believes that education and sharing ideas drives personal growth. “Attending the ASLA Annual Meeting is a great way to network with other landscape architects from around the world and learn about the latest trends, products, problems and solutions in landscape architecture.”

Winners will be selected by a respected panel of professional, registered Landscape Architects who will judge answers to the following question: What change would you make in your region if money were no object? Entries require a short title, an explanation no greater than 500 words and an original hand drawn sketch. Judging is based on creativity, clarity of communication and regional specificity.


1. Submit a “napkin sketch” of your idea
Your original hand-drawn sketch should utilize a napkin of any size or a piece of paper no larger than 6″x6″. Take a clear picture of your drawing and save it as a .jpg file no larger than 1MB.

2. Explain your vision in 500 words or less
Tell us about your idea and why you are passionate about it. Show the landscape architecture community what you think!

3. Provide a short summary
Describe your idea in 140 characters or less.

You must be an Associate ASLA member or Full ASLA member who has earned a degree or advanced degree in landscape architecture during or after January 1, 2006.

Submissions will be accepted between April 1 and may 31. Winners will be notified mid-July. Grants will be awarded in split payments prior to, and following the event. See details below.

Along with the grant, all winners will be publicly recognized on the Anova website and at the 2016 ASLA Meeting & Expo in New Orleans. The single best answer will receive 1st place recognition.

Payment of the $2,000 grants will be split as follows: to help cover attendance costs, each individual winner will be awarded $1,000 in July. The remaining $1,000 of the grant will be awarded when Anova receives an email from recipients displaying proof of attendance in at least three classes, field sessions, workshops or general sessions during the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting.

Go to the competition’s website