The competition accepts schemes completed between 1 January 2007 and 1 November 2008, with a contract value of less than £250,000.
All projects must be unpublished, and the winning projects will be awarded £2,500 to be shared at the judges’ discretion.
Rambøll Whitbybird’s Simon Smith, who will be judging the competition, told the AJ: ‘These awards give us a fantastic opportunity to support the size of projects from where we grew as a firm.
‘It always produces a lovely selection of up-and-coming practices and gives a great insight into what the industry will become in years to come.’
Last year’s winner was Mole Architects for its £7,000 Wabi Tea House in Cambridgeshire. Mole director Meredith Bowles said: ‘At the beginning of most great architects’ lives there is an exquisite small project marking the great works to come.’
The deadline for entries is 7 November 2008. For details and entry forms, visit www.architectsjournal.co.uk/events/smallprojects