SB-LAB + STUDENTS: COMPETITION RULES

1- Title of the competition

2- Goal of the competition

3- Organiser, executive coordinator, partners and sponsors

4- Who may participate

5- Proposals presentation

6- How to participate

7- Jury

8- Dates and deadlines

9- Prizes

10- Final Publication

11- Questions and additional information


12- Contacts





1- Title of the competition

1.1- The competition is entitled “in-Shelter - SB-Lab + Students 2017 Award”

1.2- Information on the competition may be accessed at the following link:
sb-lab.greenlines-institute.org

2- Goal of the competition

2.1- The goal of the competition is to challenge Architecture students to develop sustainable solutions for 2 shelter/bird watching units that will be located in the Scouts Eco-Camp of Barcelos, Portugal.

2.2- Proposals must be developed to meet sustainable principles and goals established by the project coordination (see Proposals).

3- Organiser, executive coordinator, partners and sponsors

3.1- The Organiser of the competition is the Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development and it is the single responsible entity by all issues concerning it, in spite other institutions that will act as partners and sponsors.

3.2- The Executive Coordinator of the competition is Prof. Rogério Amoêda, Coordinator of the SB-LAB initiative, who will act as the official contact for issues related to the competition.

3.3. The official institutional partner is the Corpo Nacional de Escutas (CNE), who is the promoter of the Scouts Eco-Camp.

3.4- Other institutional partners will be invited and announced on due course.

3.5- Sponsors will be the companies/enterprises that may join the initiative to support the competition costs.

4- Who may participate

4.1 The competition is open to Architecture students of all countries that might be organised as a team with a maximum of 5 elements.

4.2- The competition Teams may include students of different scientific fields, but it MUST be always coordinated by an Architecture student, designated as Team Coordinator.

4.3- The Team Coordinator will be the corresponding contact regarding issues related to the competition.

4.4- Each Team must create a TEAM CODE consisting of 3 different non sequential capital letters and 4 different non sequential numbers separated by a hyphen (example: LXC-9682) that must be mentioned in the final proposal..

5- Presentation of proposals 

5.1- Final proposals must be presented in 3 posters, which must follow the dimensions and layout established by the competition rules.

5.2- Team form filled in and signed by the Team Coordinator;

5.3- Posters and Team form must be rolled and sent to the following address:

SB-LAB+ students 2017 Award
Av. Alcaides de Faria, 377 S.12
4750-106 Barcelos
PORTUGAL

5.4- Posters and Team form must also be sent as separated pdf files to the following email:

sblab2017@greenlines-institute.org

6- How to participate

6.1- In order to participate, Teams must be registered in the competition by filling the form available at:
sb-lab.greenlines-institute.org/en/sb-lab_students_registration

6.2- Registration in the competition will have a cost of €50 (Fifty Euros) per Team until July 31 and a cost of €75 (Seventy Five Euros) per Team after July 31. Only after the payment of the registration fee, teams will have full access to the competition documents, such as CAD files and layouts of posters presentation.

6.3- If by any reason the competition would be cancelled, registered teams will be refunded of the total fee amount.

7- Jury

7.1- Jury will be composed by the following elements:
- The SB-LAB Coordinator that will act as the Chairman of the Jury;
- A representative of the Scouts Association;
- A representative of the Portuguese Order of Architects (to be confirmed);
- 2 invited experts on sustainable buildings;
- Representatives of the sponsors (if applied).

7.2- Jury will have the following competences and tasks:
- Select the 10 best proposals which will take part on the exhibition;
- Select and rank the 5 best proposals by the following order:

1) 1st place;
2) 2nd place;
3) 3 Special Mentions (maximum).

- Publish a final report justifying their decisions.

7.3- In case of a tie in the vote, the tiebreaker shall be made taking into account the casting vote of the Chairman of the Jury.

7.4- There will not be appeal of the Jury’s final decision.

8- Dates and deadlines

8.1- Team registration (regular fee): July 31, 2017. (NEW)

8.2- Later team registration: After July 31, 2017(NEW)

8.3- Questions and information requests: July 31, 2017(NEW)

8.4- Deadline for proposals submission: September 30, 2017(NEW)

8.5- Announcement of results and final jury report: October 31, 2017.

9- Prizes

The 5 best proposals will receive the following prize moneys:

- 1st Place: 2500 Euros;
- 2nd Place: 750 Euros;
- Each Special Mention: 250 Euros.

10- Final Publication

10.1- The competition organisers will publish an e-book that will include all the submitted proposals and mentioning all the Teams’ participators.

10.2- The publication will include the Jury’s final report.

11- Questions and additional information

11.1- Teams may ask questions and request additional information on competition rules and proposals presentation until May 31 2017 by using the competition email address.

11.2- All questions and answers will be compilate in a single document that will be sent to all registered teams and made available for download in the competition website.


12- Contacts

12.1- Postal address:

SB-LAB+ students Award 2017
Prof. Rogério Amoêda
Av. Alcaides de Faria, 377 S.12
4750-106 Barcelos
PORTUGAL

12.2- Website and email:

sblab.greeenlines-institute.org
sblab2017@greenlines-institute.org