Prizes will be awarded annually:
First Prize: The Thompson Prize is a cash award
of $5,000, plus a trophy.
Second Prize: The Award of Distinction is
a cash award of $2,500, plus a plaque.
Third Prize: The Award of Merit
is a cash award of $1,000, plus a plaque.
Special Citations: A Special Citation is a cash award of $500, plus a plaque.
Entrants must be full time students, enrolled in an accredited academic
degree program in the
United States. Approved programs include
architectural engineering programs, architecture
design programs, theatre, or industrial design programs. Because of the high level
of competition, it is recommended that entrants be undergraduate seniors
or graduate students.
Only individuals may apply. Group projects are
The fixture must be designed within the past year and
while the entrant is a student.
A faculty member at the student's
school must sponsor the application.