II – COMPETITION RULES
_ Article 1: Purpose
Through the organization of the Prix W 2020 award, the Foundation emphasizes the level of importance of the architectural and urban grafting for the preservation of the European heritage and its evolution in our contemporary world. In addition, the Foundation wishes to offer the opportunity for future architects to test and fine-tune their creative potential.
_ Article 2: Entry guidelines
The competition is open to architecture students and young graduates from architecture schools from the European Union and Switzerland, who graduated after January 1st, 2017. (NB: The date of the State Architect Diploma is relevant, not the HMONP’s. “Student” embraces any student in architecture schools, from first grade to diploma. Architects who graduated from a European (or Swiss) architecture school, but now live/work outside Europe are allowed to participate). Participants will have to prove their current or past inscription (when submitting their project). Participation in the competition can either be individual architects or by team of 2 people maximum. Each team member has to comply with the previously mentioned criteria.
Each candidate may only submit one project. A multiple-entry candidate will automatically be rejected. Individual and collective disqualification will take place if he or she is already on a participating team. Neither actual nor former collaborators of the Wilmotte & Associés practice may participate, be it directly or indirectly, in the competition. Failure to comply with these rules will entail immediate disqualification for the candidate or the candidate group(s) in question.
Participation is free.
_ Article 3: Organization of the competition
The languages of the competition are French and English. All the documents submitted must be made in either one of these two languages.
Registration have to be online on www.prixw.com.
Documents are available for download after registration.
Questions – Answers
Questions can be asked on the website www.prixw.com until March 1st, 2020 at Midnight. Answers will be displayed to everybody on: www.prixw.com/faq20
Handing in of the projects
The deadline for handing in the projects is set for Thursday, March the 19th, 2020 at noon.
Applicants must meet the criteria in accordance with the specification of the tender hereunder (or click here to read the specifications online).
Applicants who not meet those criteria will be disqualified.
In the case of a complaint, this one will have to be sent within 14 days after the publication.
The jury will convene a few days later, to determine and announce the winners of the competition. An award ceremony will be held on May the 21th 2020. The award-winning projects will be exhibited and presented to the press. Award winners of the first three prizes are required to attend this ceremony, and may, if not, lose their prize. The Foundation will, in these circumstances, cover travelling costs.
_ Article 4: Selection of prize-winners
The international jury will be composed of architects, journalists, artists, and other qualified professionals. The President of the jury will be elected by his co-jurors.
The jury will award the prizes based on the following criteria:
Originality and creativity of the concept
Quality of urban and architectural graft
Quality of the render
Clarity of the proposition
This list is not exhaustive list and is given as an indication. The order and weighting criteria are left to the discretion of the jury.
The jury may nominate projects or award special distinctions if it deems necessary. It may also decide not to award all the prizes if the quality or the number of submitted projects proves to be insufficient.
_ Article 5: PRIZES
The prizes will be attributed as follows:
1st Prize: The first prize-winner will receive a 7,000 Euros grant.
2nd Prize: The second prize winner will receive a 5,000 Euros grant.
3rd Prize: The third prize-winner will receive a 2,000 Euros grant.
No other indemnity may be claimed.
_ Article 6: Ownership and use of projects and information provided by the candidates
Documents and projects submitted will not be returned to the candidates.
The organisers reserve the right of non-commercial usage of the projects and identity of the participants, for exhibition, publication and communication purposes for which they are to be the sole judges, without limitation in time. The organisers may also make copies (meaning textual, graphic or photographic representations) of submitted documents for the same purposes.
The participants remain owners of their projects and of their rights of exploitation.
In application of the French «database and privacy» law (law 78-17 of January 6th 1978 regarding data processing and privacy), the participants are hereby informed that the personal information collected for the present competition is necessary for the organisation of the competition. The information is for the sole usage of the Wilmotte Foundation. By the act of registering and transmitting personal information, competition candidates agree to these conditions, and are entitled to access and correct this information.
_ Article 7: GUIDELINES
The Wilmotte Foundation reserves the right to postpone, or, in case of “force majeure”, to cancel the present competition. It may not be held liable for doing so, but the Foundation engages to inform the participants of any such action.
In the case of dispute or litigation, the President of the jury’s interpretation of the French version of the competition rules and subject guidelines shall be definitive.
The act of registering for the competition is taken to be acceptance and adherence to the present competition rules.