Annual Awards: Waterfront
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There are nine project types so that undertakings of a like nature are judged
against each other. Projects may be from any time period, current or historic;
submittals of classic projects like the San Antonio Riverwalk are encouraged. If
new work, the project must be substantially built. The examples given below are
meant to be suggestive only and do not restrict entries to the listed types of
Waterfront Project Categories
Artistic/Cultural/Educational: Fountains, concert facilities, public
art or aquariums/nature centers, for instance.
Elements: Examples might include
special features such as signage, furniture, railings, lighting, paving,
kiosks and lifeguard lookouts.
Environmental Protection/Enhancement: Examples might include a wetland
restoration project, nature center, wildlife area or bioengineering project.
Historic and Maritime Preservation/Adaptive Reuse: Emphasizing
distinctive waterfront structures, e.g., lighthouses, piers, ferries and
barges. Also historic vessels, warehouse conversions.
Industrial/Working Waterfront: New facilities, plus efforts to enhance
traditional marine occupations such as commercial fishing, ports, power plants
and other heavy industry.
Mixed-use and/or Commercial Use: This category for multi-faceted
projects or individual businesses.
Park/Walkway/Recreational: Where a park, open space, trail or
recreational facility (e.g., fishing pier or marina) is the predominant use.
Public Works: Pedestrian
and vehicular bridges, water pollution control, breakwater installation and
Residential/Resort: Condominiums, hotels, new communities. Note the
desirability of public accessibility to the water in such projects.
Waterfront Project Requirements
- Each entry must be organized
in a standard, letter-size, three-ring binder or overseas equivalent. Entry
form, text, CD, slides, photographs, letters and site plans must be
contained in the binder.
- Up to 20 color digital
images submitted on a disc as 300dpi TIFF. Photo credits MUST be included. A
PowerPoint presentation of all submitted images should also be included with
images. The first image should contain a short description that briefly
explains the project. Within the 20-images, try to show your project in use,
in varied seasons, and from different vantage points. Include a view of the
site from the water if possible. Site plan, location map or
other geographic description – depiction of project context is important
for the jurors. "Before"
shots are helpful in showing pre-existing conditions. The quality, clarity
and information content of your images is critical as the initial screening
of projects will be made from the PowerPoint. Keep things simple. If you do
not have digital capacity, 20 35 mm color slides are acceptable. No
- Project summary of no more
than two pages, letter-sized, double-spaced. This narrative should address
directly the stated judging criteria and describe how the project fulfills
each of them. Additional descriptive material may be included as long as it
fits in the binder. Provide financial data if possible (i.e., project cost,
- A completed entry form. Both
an entrant AND a co-entrant required, with their signatures, with one
entrant being the project sponsor (government agency, private developer),
the other a planning/design/engineering firm. Send signatures separately if
- Entry fee, by check payable
to The Waterfront Center in US dollars. VISA, MasterCard and American
Express are accepted. The fee for all entries is $200.00.
Additional entries from the same organization/office are $100.00.
- A private project (one in
which neither the entrant nor co-entrant is a government organization) MUST
have an endorsement letter from an appropriate public official, such as
mayor, council member or municipal department head, to demonstrate that it
has general community acceptance.
- Deadline: Entries must be
Postmarked by June 29 2012. Overseas entries should use an express mail
service to insure timely delivery.
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