PIANC Marina Excellence Design Jack Nichol Award (MEDA)
SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS AND AWARD CRITERIA
In order to be considered for the Award, a facility must fulfill the eligibility criteria as follows:
The eligible applications will be evaluated according to the following Award criteria:
1. Functionality (maximum of 60 possible points)
2. Aesthetics (maximum of 20 possible points)
3. Environmental Sustainability (maximum of 20 possible points)
4. Bonus Points (maximum of 10 possible points)
Describe any other valuable technical innovation that differentiates the project from other marinas, particularly if unusual design problems required innovative solution.
Application Submittal Requirements
The application shall include the following information about the facility:
a. name and location of marina;
b. name of owner;
c. name of builder;
d. name of designer;
e. cost of project;
f. date of construction or reconstruction;
g. date of start of last continuous period of operation;
h. brief description of the marina, facilities, and services;
i. brief description of how the marina meets each of the evaluation criteria;
j. picture(s) of the marina.
Applicants shall use the Submission Form for preparing application. Any drawings, graphics, photographs, or maps should clearly show the lay-out and design of the marina. An owner or designer may submit a maximum of two applications for consideration in any year. An application may be resubmitted no more than two times for consideration in subsequent years.
Applications are due in electronic form to the RecCom
Secretary by September 30 of each year.
The Award consists of an artist-designed bronze medallion plaque engraved with the names of the project, the owner and the designer(s).
The judging of eligibility and Award criteria is made by a committee of the Recreational Navigation Commission; the final Award decision is made by the Commission at its regular meeting in the spring of each year. The announcement of the Award is made by PIANC at its Annual General Assembly (AGA) in May each year. The Award will be presented to the winner at the AGA or a suitable occasion, to be determined by RecCom in deliberation with the winner.
The winner of the Award will be presented on the international PIANC website. The winner is entitled to publish the jury report for his own purposes.