Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

2018 CELA Student Award for Research or Creative Scholarship

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
2018 CELA Student Award for Research or Creative Scholarship


To support and encourage our next generation of landscape architects, CELA is announcing a new CELA Student Award. This award recognizes students’ outstanding performance in research or creative scholarship. The award includes two main categories: The Research Award and The Creative Scholarship Award. Students are encouraged to submit their best academic work, which may be based on a research paper, an outstanding studio design project, a thesis, a dissertation, a terminal project or other acceptable format for reporting research work reflecting a clear grounding in scientific inquiry and/or design investigation.

Who is eligible?

  • All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a CELA member school in good standing during the semester(s) in which the work was completed;
  • All recent graduates (within one year of graduation date) from a CELA member school in good standing.

Students may submit as an individual or a team.

Why submit?

The CELA Student Award represents the highest level of recognition CELA can bestow on a landscape architecture student’s performance in the categories of academic research or creative scholarship. A jury using a blind, peer review process will evaluate all submissions reflecting the highest standards of review in academic practice. The winner will receive a full registration to CELA annual conference and will have the opportunity to make valuable connections within the academic community. In the case of a team winner, one full conference registration will be given to one member on behalf of the team. The winners will be recognized and presented with
the Award during the award ceremony at the annual conference business luncheon starting with the 2018 CELA conference at Virginia Tech University. Commitment from Institutions to assist the student’s attendance at the conference is highly encouraged and appreciated.

Submission Process

To access submission requirements and instructions:

2018_CELA Call for Student Award Nomination

All CELA Student Awards must be submitted to CELA online at

A small entry fee is required.

Submission Deadline

Deadline to submit an award nomination is Monday, December 4.