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2016 John Shaw Award Application

The Midwest Great Lakes (MWGL) John Shaw Award is a regional architectural design competition intended to showcase good design that results from collaboration with educators, students, and community representatives.

Eligibility Requirements:
The MWGL Region seeks applicants who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The Architect of Record, the Engineer of Record and/or the Educational Facility Planner must be a member in good standing of A4LE and a member of the MWGL Region.
  2. The project must have been constructed in one of the following locations: States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or the province of Ontario, Canada.
  3. Projects to be considered are those that have been completed within two (2) years preceding the submittal.

Entry fee: $100 for the first pair of panels + $50 for each additional panel

Online John Shaw Award registration is closed

  • View submittal details
  • Download the submission forms

Award Schedule
October 5, 2015 Registration Opens
February 26, 2016 Application Submittals are Due
May 2016 Winner is announced at the MWGL Region Conference

The application and electronic portfolio requirements will be accepted by electronic transmittal to Donna Robinson.

Deadline for submittals: 5:00 pm on Friday, February 26, 2016.

Lee J. Brockway Scholarship

The MWGL Lee J Brockway Scholarship is a regional competitive, merit based award program designed to provide financial support for high school students accepted into college. Each academic year, one (1) student will be selected as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship award. The student selected should be intending to enroll in a field related to educational facility planning and design. These would include, but not be limited to, architecture, engineering, interior design, facility planning, and construction management.

Eligibility Requirements:
The MWGL Region seeks students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Reside in one of the following locations: States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the province of Ontario, Canada.
  2. Currently enrolled in the twelfth grade.

Characteristics Sought in Candidates:
The MWGL Region seeks students who demonstrate a balance of the following characteristics:

  1. Outstanding character, integrity, and self-motivation.
  2. Outstanding leadership potential.
  3. Active participation in school and community activities.
  4. Creativity and vision.

Scholarship Schedule
November 2, 2015 Submissions Open
March 4, 2016 Application Submittals are Due
April 5, 2016 Scholarship Winner Notified
May 2016 Winner is announced at the MWGL Region Conference

For more information and to apply:

  • Lee J Brockway Application
  • Submission Guidelines

Deadline for submittal: 5:00 pm on Friday, March 4, 2016.
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