The Bakewell Brown & Weihe Prize is offered for the best drawings (hand-drawn or digital) of decorative detail or ornament in architecture. Entries are evaluated on their excellence of composition, aesthetic expression, technical skill, and choice of subject matter. Eligible recipients are architecture students (undergraduate or graduate) in the College of Environmental Design enrolled full-time in at least one semester of the current academic year. Recipients will be nominated and selected by architecture faculty.
Full-time (i.e. at least one full semester during the current year) undergraduate and graduate students in the architecture department at CED.
Awardees will be nominated by architecture faculty. Please submit digital photos of your artwork as a single .pdf file.
Each entry must include these elements:
- Digital submission of up to 3 drawings that are in keeping with the drawing requirements (to be determined by architecture faculty)
PREVIOUS DRAWING REQUIREMENTS
- Students are encouraged to create original drawings from subjects they find in the field. The drawings submitted need not be copies of historical details drawn from photographs. Drawings from life will be received more favorably than drawings from photographs.
- Hand-drawn submissions may be done in pencil, ink, chalks, or charcoal, and may include a small amount of wash so long as this is not the dominant technique. Oil painting, watercolor, airbrush renderings, collages, photoprints, etc., are not allowed.
- Digital drawings may be composed in raster, vector, or mixed formats.
- The minimum size for drawings is 14″ x 19″; this does not include a matte or frame.
Please note: Federal financial aid regulations require that all awards received by a student cannot exceed their financial aid need as determined by a congressional formula. It is possible, therefore, that the cash award for a Prize could reduce some component of a needy student’s package of financial aid awards. In these cases, the Financial Aid Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort. Regardless of your financial aid situation, the IRS views fellowships, grants or scholarships that are not directly applied to tuition or other educational expenses as taxable income.