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2024 AIA Baltimore Student Awards presented by Future Architects Resources (FAR) Committee Call for Entries

The link to enter a project to the 2024 Awards will open May 20, 2024.

The AIA Baltimore Future Architects Resources (FAR) Committee created this scholarship program for students pursuing careers in architecture. Each year the winning projects demonstrate critical thinking, innovation, social responsibility and environmental stewardship. 

Deadline: Submissions are due no later than Friday, September 20, 2024


  • Entry is open to students who will be enrolled in an architectural studies program (undergraduate or graduate) during the 2024-2025 school year (graduating in December 2024 or later).
  • The college or university must be located within AIA Baltimore’s geographic territory (Baltimore City or Baltimore, Howard, Carroll, Cecil, or Harford County).
  • The submitted work can be a studio project, a competition, or a self-directed project.
  • A submission can also come from a student team/group, provided all members meet the eligibility requirements.
  • The work must have been completed exclusively in an academic setting. Designs completed in a professional office are not eligible.
  • All forms and file uploads must be completed in the online submission portal (URL below).
  • Faculty sponsorship is required for all submissions.

Award Categories

Graduate Students

One award at $500

Undergraduate Students

One award at $500

Student submissions will be judged by a panel of Baltimore design professionals. All entries will be reviewed for their design excellence and for the success with which the project has met its individual requirements.

Winning Submissions

  • Award winners will be notified by email following the judging.
  • Award winners will be invited to the AIA Baltimore/ BAF Design Awards Ceremony (October 18, 2024) where they will be recognized.
  • Additionally, award winners will be recognized in printed materials and on the AIA Baltimore website.

Winners will be required to design a presentation board. AIA Baltimore will cover the cost of printing. It is the entrant's responsibility to clear all drawings, photographs, and images included in the submission. 

Project Guidelines  

All forms and file uploads will be completed in the online submission portal. You may save your work as you go and return to the site as often as needed, but all work must be completed and submitted by the submission deadline - Friday, September 20, 2024.

A complete submission for each project includes the following:

  • Completion of the online Submission Form
  • Project PDF (10MB/11 pages max, for jury)

Project PDF – 10 MB/11 Pages Max, For Jury

Page 1: Project Description and Introduction

Conceal references to student’s name and school on any part of the Project PDF. Identification of project authorship or school within the Project PDF will disqualify the submission

Project Information to include:

  • Project Name
  • Project Location
  • Project Category
  • Project Synopsis stating project description, requirements and design achievements. (Do not include identifying information such as student or school name.) 

Additional pages: Visuals

Entrants may include up to 10 pages of images, diagrams and annotations.

Entrants are encouraged to include any additional descriptive plans, sections, elevations and images of three-dimensional models to explain the design solution. The goal should be to help jurors understand the qualities of your project as quickly and thoroughly as possible.


8 1/2" x 11" landscape or portrait orientation
Combination of Text and Images; 12 pt. minimum font size.


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