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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 Los Angeles, May 14 – 16, 2020.


Eligible candidates must have achieved licensure between December 2018 and December of 2019 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 8, 2020. 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

Please plan to submit for 2019 if you expect to achieve licensure. The submission deadline is December 18, 2019. The entry package must be submitted as one pdf file (max 6MB) to


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