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Guidelines and Sample Entries
The Charter Awards recognize excellence in architectural, landscape, and urban design and planning, especially where that excellence engenders more equitable, sustainable, connected, healthy, and prosperous communities.
November 20, 2019: Submission period opens
February 3, 2020: Submissions close at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time
March 10, 2020: Applicants are notified
June 10-13, 2020: Charter Awards pin-up
June 12, 2020: Winners presented during special ceremony at CNU 28.Twin Cities
Entries are judged on the extent to which they fulfill and advance the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism, which defines the essential qualities of outstanding buildings and urban places from the scale of the region down to the block and building.
Projects that embody a wide range of Charter principles are more desirable than ones that embody fewer principles. The judging criteria recognize currently built or implemented work as a priority and special achievement, while also acknowledging that large-scale plans can take years to implement physically.
This year a special focus of the jury will be on the role of great design for the next generation.
If you have any questions about the Charter Awards, please contact Lisa Schamess at email@example.com