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by Katy Purviance on 06/24/08 @ 08:57:22 am
Categories: Competitions | 255 words | 1796 views

You know how chocolate is good, and peanut butter is good, and then when you put them together, it’s REALLY good?

So this is like that. Except instead of chocolate and peanut butter, it’s Dwell magazine and the AIA.

They’ve joined forces. They have an important question to ask you.

(And they’re going to give you money if they like your answer.)

Dwell and the AIA want to know: How green are you?

Here is your chance to show how Green you are and win Prizes for it!

The most inspired entries will be posted on the competition pages on Dwell.com and evaluated by our editorial staff and AIA architects. The grand prize winner receives $1000 and two runners-up will receive $500 each from the AIA to apply toward their next big Green Project! Enter Now.

Entry is simple
1) Pull together up to 4 images of your green or sustainable project, please include photo credits if the shots are not taken by you.
2) Write a simple yet specific 250 word description of the project highlighting the most important aspects of the project. You may include material names, vendors, etc.

Entry Period
April 5th – June 30th, 2008

Judging Criteria
Projects will be assessed on their sustainability, functionality, originality, cost effectiveness and design. Submissions will be judged by Dwell.com editors and AIA architects.

Visit the site for the rules.

Let me repeat something. The deadline is June 30th.

Take a look at some of the other entries.

And let them know about YOUR project! I want to see you win!

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