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Student Design Competitions Guidelines

The NCMA Education and Research Foundation is committed to supporting the education of architecture and engineering students and is making available resources, in the form of grants from the foundation, to create educational opportunities for these developing design professionals.  These programs expose the next generation of designers to the production, design, and construction of masonry and/or manufactured concrete hardscape products.  It is easy to apply for a grant and organize a competition.  Below are the Competition Guidelines and links to the Grant Applications.

Grant applications are reviewed twice a year. Grant applications are due by May 1st of each year for consideration at the summer meetings and by November 1st of each year for consideration at the winter meetings.

Who Should Submit the Applications?

Student design competition grant applications should be submitted by the college or university professor who will be primarily responsible for the implementation of the competition (the Organizing Professor). To ensure that local industry resources (speakers, facilities, plant tours, materials, and expertise) will be available to support the competition, the grant application must be endorsed, either by the local NCMA State and Province Alliance association or by a local NCMA Producer Member company. Please let us know if you would like our help in arranging local support.  Please modify or expand upon the application as necessary to communicate the objectives of your competition.

Grant Application – Architecture Student Design Competitions
Grant Application – Engineering Student Design Competitions

Need More Information?
Assistance with organizing your competition or preparing your grant application is available by contacting Jason Thompson, Vice President of Engineering, or 703-713-1900.