Competition terms of entry (Mandatory Requirements)

The national panel of judges will be nominated by the GAI and RIBA.

They will be looking for the correct specification of architectural ironmongery and fitness for purpose on the nominated building. The judges may, as appropriate, call for further information on projects.

The organisers retain the right to amend the competition or competition rules or the criteria for judging. The decisions of the national judging panel are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

It is a condition of entry that the nominee of the project will have obtained the building owner’s consent for a visit to the building to assess the entry. By submitting the entry the nominee agrees to assist the judges and assessors in every way to aid them in the performance of their duties.  

Mandatory Requirements 

Reason for nominationInclude a concise statement as to why you have entered this project. Remember that this is an architectural ironmongery competition and the judges want to learn of why you consider the project is special enough to deserve an award.
Description of ironmongeryInclude details of other unique features eg; details of the finish, how many sustainability issues have been satisfied, special bespoke requirements, particular product technical requirements which demonstrate fitness for purpose. Take the opportunity to include details of any notable product innovations.
Additional Information (relating to the ironmongery)Take this opportunity to include any added value comments relevant to the project. For example, include examples where use has been made of modern technologies.