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AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize: deadline extended to 13 Oct

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Enterprising Part 2 and 3 graduates have the chance to win £1,000 in this year’s AJ/Curtins award for inspiring young architects

The AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize celebrates Part 2 and 3 graduates who have made a significant impact on an architectural business, or demonstrated good business sense on an independent project.

For the second year running, engineering consultancy Curtins is partnering with the AJ to offer the competition. The winner will receive a £1,000 bursary and a profile in the AJ.

The AJ is calling on firms – as well as university tutors – to nominate Part 2 and 3 graduates for the prize.

Last year’s winner was Vanessa Lee, who studied architecture and landscape at Sheffield University and is a Part 3 graduate at BuckleyGrayYeoman. She said: ‘It was amazing to have that extra £1,000 to top up the fees and get the equipment that I needed to be able to study.’

Lee also advised graduates entering the competition to put a ‘diverse mix’ of projects into their applications – it was Lee’s sanitation project for an NGO in India which improved the town of Agra’s drainage systems that set her apart from the other finalists.

Shortlisted entries will be invited to present their projects on 24 November in Manchester. The overall winner will be announced on 25 November at the AJ100 Members Lunch in Manchester.

All shortlisted graduates must be available to attend both dates.

The deadline for entries has been extended to 13 October.

How to enter the AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize

  • To enter please click here and follow the registration instructions
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