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Berkeley’s International Undergraduate Prize 2021

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Berkeley’s International Undergraduate Prize 2021

THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BERKELEY UNDERGRADUATE PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE 2021

The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence endowment was established in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. Each year the PRIZE Committee selects a topic important to the understanding of the interaction of people and the built world that becomes the focus of the Essay Competition.

The Committee poses a Question on this website related to the topic. Students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate architecture program or diploma in architecture program throughout the world are invited to submit a 500-word essay proposal in English responding to the Question.  Qualified students may also team up with undergraduates from allied arts and social sciences programs and submit proposals in teams of two.

From the pool of essay proposals received, approximately 25-28 are selected by the PRIZE Committee as particularly promising. The selected student teams become Semifinalists. These Semifinalists are invited to submit a 2,500-word essay, again in English, expanding on their proposals. A group of readers, composed of Committee members and invited colleagues, selects five-to-eight of the best essays and sends these Finalist essays to a jury of international academics and architects to select the winners.

QUESTION:

As a future architect, what is the best way you can serve the needs of your local community?

STAGE 1: ENTER

Steps to Enter

  1. Meet the Eligibility Requirements.
  2. Write a 500-word proposal for an essay on this year’s Essay Question, as posted.
  3. Provide one photograph as described below.
  4. Submit the essay and photograph online.

Eligibility

  1. The competition is open to all current full-time registered students in an undergraduate architecture degree program or undergraduates majoring in architecture in accredited schools of architecture worldwide. Diploma in Architecture students who have not yet completed their Diploma are also eligible.
  2. Essays must be submitted in English.
  3. Finalists will be required to provide proof of current registration in the form of copies of actual school transcripts. You are still eligible to compete if you were an undergraduate student on September 15, 2020, but graduate before the awards are scheduled to be given.

Team Up

Two students (maximum) who meet the eligibility requirements above may collaborate as authors. An architecture student may team up with another undergraduate in architecture, landscape architecture, urban studies, arts and humanities, the social sciences, or engineering. If two students collaborate, then both names must appear on their essay and if awarded a prize, the prize is to be equally shared.

Photograph Requirement

This year you are asked to include ONE digital photograph that you have copied from any section, any page, and any year of the BERKELEY PRIZE website that has influenced your Proposal.  A brief caption – 50 words maximum – should accompany the photograph telling us what the photo represents and why you have chosed it in particular.  Please post the photograph at a minimum 500 pixels wide, and in .jpg format. No more than one photograph will be accepted. The Readers are instructed NOT to add or detract points from their evaluation because of the quality of the photograph itself. The Readers, however, will evaluate how the photographs help support the argument you have made in your Proposal.

Judging Criteria

Judging for the essay competition is on a numeric system. The members of the BERKELEY PRIZE Committee are asked to evaluate each essay in terms of the following criteria:

  1. Does the Proposal address the Question?
  2. How creative, or creatively developed, is the Proposal?
  3. Would the Proposal be clear to a broad audience?
  4. How does the Proposal rank in terms of writing style?
  5. How socially significant is the Proposal?
  6. What is the potential for developing this Proposal into a strong essay?

Each criterion is given a score of 1 to 5 (5 being the highest). The top approximately 25 scoring Proposals become Semifinalists.

Purse

There is a total prize of 35,000USD, minimum 7,500USD first prize.  The remaining purse is to be allocated at the discretion of the Jury.

Calendar

September 15, 2020Launch of 2021 Essay Competition.
November 1, 2020(Stage One) 500-word essay proposal due.
Mid-December, 2020Essay Semifinalists announced.
February 1, 2021(Stage Two) Essay Semifinalists’ 2,500-word essays due.
February 8, 2021Launch of Community Service Fellowship Competition for Essay Semifinalists.
Early-March, 2021Essay Finalists announced.
March 12, 2021Community Service Fellowship proposals due.
Mid-April, 2021Essay winners and Community Service Fellowship winners announced.

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Ramat Polytechnic Admission List For 2020/2021

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Ramat Polytechnic Admission List For 2020/2021

The management of the Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri has released the list of candidates offered provisional admission into its National Diploma (ND) full-time programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Ramat Polytechnic admission list for the National Diploma (ND) full-time for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Candidates that applied for admission into the Ramat Polytechnic ND full-time programmes can now check their admission status online.

How to Check Ramat Polytechnic Admission List

  1. Go to RAMAT poly website at https://ramatpoly.net/
  2. Locate and click the Admission link on the top of the page
  3. Enter your JAMB registration number in the required column
  4. Finally, click on the Check button to access your Ramat Poly admission status.

Successfully admitted candidates are advised to:

  • Login to their JAMB Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) and ACCEPT or REJECT their admission.
  • Print their JAMB admission letter after accepting the admission.
  • Print their original JAMB result slip (this comes with passport photography affixed to it).
  • Apply for a change of course on the JAMB Portal in case they are offered courses different from the ones they initially applied for.

OR

Check their admission status on the JAMB admission status checking portal by following the procedure outlined below:

  1. Go to the JAMB admission portal at https://portal.jamb.gov.ng/efacility_/.
  2. Login to your Jamb profile with your username and password.
  3. Scroll down then locate and click the ‘Check Admission Status‘ tab.
  4. Select your Exam year and enter your registration number in the required column.
  5. Finally, click on ‘Check Admission Status‘ to access your RAMAT Poly admission status.

Congratulations to all the candidates that made it to Ramat Poly admission list for the 2020/2021 academic session.

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