|The Annual International Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2021|
STAGE 2: SEMIFINALISTS INSTRUCTIONS
SEMIFINALIST NOTICE: Due to a webhost error that caused the website to be only intermittently accessible over the past few days, some candidates have had trouble completing their research. To address this issue, THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 4th.
Bullet Points for Writing Your Essay
You are asked to expand your Proposal into a 2,500 word Essay. Your Proposal was selected because it already reflects an especially good understanding of this year’s topic and Question. Do not discard your original thoughts and ideas, but now make an in-depth argument that supports and enhances your thesis.
We ask that you include four (3) digital photographs of images from the Berkeley Prize website to help describe the content of your essay. One of these photos can be the image you already posted with your Proposal, but it needs to be re-posted. The photographs should be no larger than 1 MB, and be in .jpeg format. No more than the three photographs will be accepted. There is space provided at the end of the submittal form to upload the images. Space is also provided to number and short caption for each image. Do not assume that just because you have posted the photographs that your responsibility is reduced to carefully describe in words your ideas. To the contrary: use the illustrations to support and provide examples of the arguments you make in your writing.
Judging for the Essay Competition is on a numeric system. The members of the Berkeley Prize Committee are asked to evaluate each Essay in terms of the following criteria:
Each Essay is given a score of 1 to 5 (5 being the highest). The top scoring Essays, usually seven or eight, become Finalists and will be sent to this year's Jury members.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: HAVE FUN AND GOOD LUCK!
Essays due any time before midnight, GMT, 1 February 2021
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