In order to encourage and recognize excellence in landscape architecture and to demonstrate to the public the variety, scope and value of landscape architectural services, the Pennsylvania Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects hereby invites your participation in the 2021 PA–DE ASLA Awards Program.


The Awards Program is open to all PA and DE registered Landscape Architects, full and associate members of the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and faculty members currently teaching in PA and DE landscape architectural curriculum submitting work associated with their academic pursuits. Entries from private practice offices, planning agencies, and sections of federal, state and local governments are invited to participate


Other than projects submitted for the Landmark Award category, all projects completed after January 1, 2004, are eligible. Once the project receives an award, it is no longer eligible for entry in future award programs. To judge the Awards Program entries, a distinguished jury panel will be assembled.

Awards and Categories

Awards will be given for excellence in the execution of works of landscape architecture. Categories include:

  • General Design
  • Residential Design
  • Analysis & Planning
  • Communications
  • Research
  • The Landmark Award
Category Descriptions + Criteria

Honor and Merit Awards may be given in each category.  An “Award for Excellence” may be given to one project deserving of special merit in the program.

Entries will be judged on quality of design or presentation, functionalism, context and surrounding relationships, technological advancements, pioneering efforts, and overall significance to the profession.


  • Call for Entries – Monday, January 11, 2021
  • Entries Due – Monday, February 15, 2021 @ 11:59 pm EST
  • Notification of Winners – Monday, March 15, 2021
  • Presentation of Awards – Week of April 12, 2021 during the 2021 Virtual PA-DE ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

People’s Choice Program

The 2021 Professional Award Program will honor entrants with an entry to the People’s Choice Award Program. This award will be given to the top vote earner of all the award entries from ballots cast by those attending the Annual Conference. This award has no specific criteria. Its purpose is to recognize the project which most appeals to the participants of the Annual Meeting.

To be eligible for the “People’s Choice Award”, a digital project poster, portrait orientation, 2:3 ratio, minimum 1200 px x 630 px, must be submitted as part of the awards program submissions. The submitted poster will be exhibited in an online gallery for voting during the Annual Conference.   Please consider the viewer will be using a computer and in some cases a mobile phone to view the poster; text should be sized accordingly.  Please note: the poster need not be prepared for blind review. The design team names and firm identification may be included.

Entry Forms

Entries due Monday, February 15, 2021 @ 11:59 pm EST