The Social/Economic/Environmental Design (SEED) Network, is seeking submissions for its Second Annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design. The award criteria align with the network’s five principles: Advocating with those who have a limited voice in public life; building structures for inclusion that engage stakeholders and allow communities to make decisions; promoting social equality through discourse that reflects a range of values and social identities; generating ideas that grow from place and build local capacity; and designing conserve resources and minimize waste.
The deadline for submissions is January 16, 2012, with winners to be announced January 27, 2012. Winners will receive $1,000 cash prize plus an all-expense-paid trip to present at the 12th Structures for Inclusion conference, scheduled to take place in Austin, Texas, March 24-25, 2012. Winners will also be included in a documentary series by The UpTake. The competition, films, and corresponding efforts are sponsored by the Surdna Foundation and the AIA College of Fellows Latrobe Prize.
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