Project Award 2012
The objective of the Project Awards is to recognise innovative Projects that demonstrate sustainability and environmental awareness, and have a positive impact on the local community and environment.
Eligible Projects will be those that have been completed within the past two years, or those of which a significant proportion has been completed. Projects may be from the public sector, private sector, or from a partnership of both. More than one Project may be entered.
LivCom acknowledges that not all of the following Judging Criteria will be applicable to all Projects. Where a particular Criterion or part of a Criterion is not applicable to a Project, the Project will not be penalized. However, a Project Submission must address all Criteria relevant to the Project.
1. Enhancement of the Natural and Built Landscape:
Landscapes, in the context of the Awards, are the aspects of the City and Townscape, which create an environment enhanced through horticultural and infrastructure designs.
The Submission should describe the key features or vision of the Project’s landscape, and demonstrate how landscaping in the Project has brought together all of the distinct elements, both built and natural, so as to establish a sympathetic relationship between the built and natural landscape. This section should demonstrate how the landscape in the Project has been enhanced to create an environment that generates local pride, facilitates enjoyable recreational experiences and improves the quality of life.
2. Arts, Culture and Heritage:
This section should demonstrate how the Project showcases the unique culture of the surrounding community, or the community embraced by the Project, through recognition of its historic languages, its arts, craft and cultural practices and, where relevant, how it protects heritage both in buildings and monuments, its spiritual or historic places/events.
3. Environmental Best Practices:
This section should demonstrate how the Project has adopted innovative environmentally sensitive practices and pursues initiatives that result in sustainable management of the environment. Evidence should be included which demonstrates that the Project is involved in efforts to apply sustainable development and to promote best practices that lead to the development, conservation and preservation of the environment. This would include the enhancement of the quality of air, water and land, biodiversity, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the consumption of natural resources through the use of alternative materials and sources of energy and recycling.
4. Community Participation and Empowerment:
This section should demonstrate the method and style of ongoing involvement of individuals, groups and Organisations in the planning, development and management of the Project, and how the local community is empowered and reacts to the opportunity of being involved in its development. Components of this section will include integration, development, satisfaction, resources and involvement.
5. Healthy Lifestyle:
The Project should be able to demonstrate likely positive benefits to a healthier lifestyle for individuals from within, or visiting the Project.
Such appropriate health related improvements might include the provision of new or refurbished equipment and/or facilities, new activity programmes targeted to the populous in general or specific target groups, or research programmes aimed at exploring health issues.
Key to the success of any proposal will be how measurable the outcomes are likely to be following the introduction of the lifestyle initiatives.
6. Strategic Planning:
This section should demonstrate the uses of sensitive and creative planning techniques for the creation of a sustainable Project. It should be shown how planning processes are developed and how they align to create action plans to deliver the stated outcomes desired.
A sense of hierarchy in the plans or strategies themselves should be demonstrated, and evidence included that the plans are being implemented through an annual plan together with a review process. Evidence should be shown that demonstrates that members of the community where the Project is being implemented support the strategic direction and have had an opportunity to contribute to it.
The International Panel of Judges includes environmental and landscape management professionals.
Complete the Registration Form on page 6 and send with any Registration Fee payable to The International Awards for Liveable Communities by the date quoted on the Registration Form.
Four copies of the Written Submission, to be a maximum of 3,000 words and to contain not more than ten photographs, must be sent to the LivCom Head Office at the address on the Registration Form to arrive by the date quoted on the Registration Form.
The Written Submission should show how the Project relates to each of the criteria set out above.Electronic submissions cannot be accepted.
The International Panel of Judges will review each submission at the Interim Judging stage and will select Projects to be Presented at the LivCom Finals, to be held at the venue and during the dates quoted on the Registration Form.
If, following the Interim Judging process, your Project is selected as a Finalist for the LivCom Awards, there are some key points to bear in mind for the format of your Presentation at the event:
- A maximum of two representatives of the Project will be permitted to make the Presentation.
- Presentations must be made in English.
- Presentations may last up to 30 minutes and may include a digital video disk (dvd), also in English, of no longer than six minutes duration.
- Appropriate equipment will be provided. Presenters will be permitted to use other visual aids, e.g. PowerPoint (an LCD projection system will be provided), during their Presentation. Other equipment must be supplied by the Presenters. The International Awards for Liveable Communities will not be responsible for the performance of equipment not supplied by the Organisers.
- At the end of each Presentation, the Judges will ask questions. If the assistance of an interpreter is required you must provide the interpreter and extra time will be allowed.
Final Registration Date :
31st May 2012
Submissions to be received by : 30th June 2012
All fields must be completed.