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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 12, 2018: Submission period opens
January 8, 2019: Submissions close at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time
June 14, 2019: Winners presented during special ceremony at CNU 27.Louisville
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 projects that: 1) provide a good fit within or improve upon the historic context of the urban, suburban, or rural environment; and 2) have the power to effect positive cultural change within the public/private institutions having a role in managing the growth and settlement of the region.
If you have any questions about the Charter Awards, please contact Lisa Schamess at firstname.lastname@example.org