2020 New Zealand Learning Environments Chapter Awards Nominations

  • 28 July 2020
  • 6:00 AM (NZST)
  • 25 September 2020
  • 11:30 PM (NZST)




Learning Environments New Zealand Chapter Awards Nominations 



As a leader in the field of educational facilities, Learning Environments invites you to make submissions for the 2020 Learning Environments New Zealand Chapter Awards.


These Awards are open to registered LEA members* whose projects demonstrate excellence in the planning and design of educational facilities in New Zealand.


The core mission of the awards is to celebrate excellent learning spaces where innovative architectural ideas support the education philosophy.



Nominations open: Tuesday 28 July 2020
Nominations close: Friday 18 September, 2020 11.30pm (extended)
Entry submission open: Monday 27 July 2020
Entries submission close:  Friday 25 September, 2020 11.30pm (extended)
 

Awards ceremony: Thursday 26 November at 5pm

-to be held simultaneously at 3 separate on-site events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.



Process and Timeline: (please follow this 2-Step process)


Step 1: 

Nominate your project/s by emailing nzadmin@a4le.org.nz .

Nominations open from 28 July and close on 18 September, 2020 at 11.30pm. You will then be sent an invoice.  NZ Awards are $250NZD + GST per project.  


Step 2: 

Submit your project(s) on Awardforce from 28 July 2020. Entries close on  September 25 2020, 11.30pm.


 

For a step-by-step guide on the entry submission procedure and detailed information of each award categories:


                     LENZ AWARDS 2020 - Information For Entrants.pdf


 

There are 8 Categories for the Awards: It will be at the juries’ discretion whether to present an Award and/or Commendations for each category.


All entries must have been occupied for six months and construction completed within the last 3 years to qualify for entry.


If you are unsure which category your project “best fits”, please contact the awards coordinator and confirm BEFORE submission.


Category 1: New Construction / New Educational Facility. This category applies to construction of a new school or educational institution on a new site/campus. These buildings may be the first stage of the new facility.


Category 2: New Construction / New Individual Facility(ies) Over AU$8 Million.  This category applies to a new building or new buildings in an existing school or campus.


Category 3: New Construction / New Individual Facility(ies) Under AU$8 Million.  This category applies to a new building or new buildings in an existing school or campus.


Category 4: Renovation / Modernisation Over AU$5 Million.  This category applies to renovated and modernised facilities – entrants need to demonstrate the changes that have occurred from old to new by photos and/or plans.


Category 5: Renovation / Modernisation Under AU$5 Million.  This category applies to renovated and modernised facilities – entrants need to demonstrate the changes that have occurred from old to new.


Category 6: Buildings or renovation/modernisation under AU$2 Million: A new building or renovation that has been achieved in a modest budget, must be a learning environment.


Category 7: Landscaping/Outdoor Learning Area.  Designed to showcase outdoor learning environments targeted to improving educational outcomes. 


Category 8:  An Innovative Education Initiative. Designed to showcase significant contributions to learning environments by schools, educators, students, designers, community organisations etc. Education Initiative must have been delivered to students for at least six months.



A nomination fee of $250 NZD +GST per entry submission, will be charged.


Note: One educational facility may be entered in multiple categories. However, one $250 NZD +GST fee for each entry/category the educational facility is entered is payable. Submissions for an educational facility entered in multiple categories should be tailored to suit each category [i.e: the assessment criteria, text and photographs].


Entries for which no fee has been received will not be able to progress to judging.


Payment/withdrawal must be received by C.O.B 18 September 2020 (close of nomination).


Projects withdrawn between registration and submission closing will receive a 50% refund only. No refund will be available after the submission closing date on 25 September, 2020. 



Questions regarding payment? or  Questions regarding submissions? 

Contact the NZ Chapter Awards Coordinator Pip Newman via nzadmin@a4le.org.nz


Thank you for entering the awards and good luck with your submission!


* All entrants will need to have renewed their LEA membership by September 30 to be eligible for an award.



The Awards are kindly sponsored by:       

                                                                        


    





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