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$1,000 Student Design Contest

Sep 15, 2008

Published in: News

This contest has ended!

Land F/X is sponsoring a $1,000 drawing/design contest for all of our Land F/X student users. Two awards will be awarded this academic year, with the deadlines for submission on December 31, 2008, and June 31, 2009.

One winning entry will be selected after each deadline, with a $1,000 cash prize awarded on January 31, 2008 and on August 31, 2009.

How to Submit:
You must use the Land F/X Technical Support function to submit a drawing. With the drawing open, go to the LandFX pulldown or toolbar menu, select Technical Support and copy the drawing and project data to your desktop as a LandFX file. Fill out the Land F/X ticket information with "Student Contest" as the issue, and attach the zip file. In the text box below Issue, enter some text describing your project and how you used Land F/X to accomplish it. If you are sending us a SketchUp drawing, zip it and attach using the Technical Support function. If the zip files you are attaching exceed 4mb, email them separately as zip files to

The size and scope of the project is unimportant. It may any type of Land F/X project: Planting, Irrigation, Concept Plans, Site/Details, or Sketchup models. You must include the Land F/X data with any submittal, so that we can re-create any applicable schedules (this will be automatic if you use the Technical Support function). There is no limit to the number of submissions each student may submit, yet each project can only be submitted once per each academic year. Student must be currently enrolled at a qualifying university with a landscape architecture program.

Prize: Winner will be notified by phone and email. Prize check will be mailed within a month of contest deadline.

Judging will be done by a panel of three Landscape Architects. These may be from our staff or visiting Landscape Architects, Architects, or instructors. All student names and college affiliation will be hidden from the judges. Submittals will be judged by:

  • Clarity of the drawings and general adherence to professional standards.
  • Extent of using Land F/X tools.
  • Appropriate selection of symbols.
  • With construction documents the design itself is not being reviewed, however, good design will always leave a better impression on any judge.
  • A Sketchup submittal will be judged by design presentation and effectiveness.

Any inquiries or clarifications of the contest are welcomed by email

Good luck!

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