Competition :: BSLA Fieldbook Essay Contest

The spring issue of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects’ Fieldbook will include an essay by a student from each of the degree-granting schools in the Massachusetts and Maine chapter areas.

The topic examines how students see the use of their degree in relation to their professional future.

This contest questions how aspects and styles of practice, areas of professional focus, and the integration of various technologies direct the study of landscape architecture.

The goal is to demonstrate how academic programs and processes are challenging and instigating students’ professional practice readiness for the fi eld of landscape architecture within the context of the 21st Century.

The BSLA believes that student articles addressing these topics would be of interest to members of our profession, and to those who will be entering in the future.


Submit a 400 – 600 word essay for consideration to, Head, School of Landscape Architecture by February 6, 2014 for review. Also, submit a head shot or studio image with you in it.

The article is to be submitted as .doc or .docx and the images are to be jpg (cmyk format only) with a resolution of 300 dpi and approximately 2” x 3” – portrait or landscape.

The final and selected essay will be submitted on February 27th to the BSLA for the Fieldbook Spring issue publication.

Each author (and a guest) will be invited to attend the BSLA Celebration Gala, May 1st, as a thank you and acknowledgement for their contribution.