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The winner receives a $1,000 stipend towards travel and miscellaneous expenses at the AIA Conference on Architecture, which will be held in Las Vegas, June 6-8, 2019.


Eligible candidates must have achieved licensure between December 2017 and December of 2018 and live in the New York City area. The winner is announced during the WIA Annual New Year Party, which will be at the Fisher Paykel showroom Wednesday, January 9, 2019. An invite to this event will follow.

How to Enter

Entry package requirements:

  • One essay of not more than 500 words describing  your leadership role in the professional community
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Proof of licensure

The Women in Architecture committee launched this new component to its annual Recognition program in 2010. Please plan to submit for 2018 if you expect to achieve licensure. Submission deadline is December 19, 2018. Entry package must be submitted as one pdf file (max 6MB) to


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