Student category

Student Portfolio

This category recognises portfolios created by students as part of an undergraduate or post-graduate course accredited by the Landscape Institute. It is open to LI student members who have successfully completed their course during the 3 years to July 2023.

The Student Awards is only open to LI Student members.

It is free to become a student member either by registering here or scanning the QR code below.

You must apply for a free student membership by Thursday 29 June 2023 to be eligible for the Student categories which close by Tuesday 4 July 2023.

Student Portfolio

Typical entries may include:

Your entry should include selected drawings and other communication material representing projects from each year of the completed course and identified accordingly (Year 1 etc).

A short summary of the individual project briefs or the full brief should be attached for each project. Students are encouraged to explore all forms of presentation and media.

Judging criteria

  • Creativity and innovation of proposals, including use of materials and technologies.
  • Scale of working – ability to work at, and through, different scales, from strategic and planning issues to detailed design considerations.
  • Brief – appropriateness and vision in response to the brief.
  • Context – quality of response to site context in physical, cultural, social, political, economic terms etc.
  • Rationale – clarity and appropriateness of aims, objectives, strategies and design concept(s).
  • Research – depth and relevance of background research and its expression.
  • Technical and functional aspects – quality of approach to developing technically and functionally sound proposals.
  • Sustainability – demonstration of sustainable approach, including low-energy or energy efficient designs,improved biodiversity, good hydrological management, pollution prevention or reduction, bioengineering techniques etc.
  • Presentation and communication – quality of communication and expression, appropriateness of media used to give quality and effective communication.
  • Conclusions/Summary – appropriateness, reliability and usefulness of conclusions the subject addresses

Specific requirements for entry

  • Work must be provided in your Submission document.
  • Photographs of other work (eg models) may be included in the portfolio
  • If you would like to include video, include a still image and description in the bound document.
  • A broad range of projects should be illustrated but one specific project should be shown in greater detail.

Submitting your entry

Make sure you carefully read the How to Enter page for important information about the process and conditions of entry.

You should also read the guide to Entering Student Categories for information on eligibility and what you will need to provide in your entry.

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