Receive national acclaim for your fire station design projects with FIRE CHIEF magazine's 12th annual Station Style Awards.
This prestigious competition recognizes architects and fire departments for their achievements in fire station design and construction.
Your fire station entry will appear in our distinctive November issue and be seen by more than 47,800 fire chiefs, officers and manufacturers in the fire service market.* The Station Style Awards issue is a valuable source of ideas and innovations for fire service executives and governing bodies.
The entry fee to participate in the Station Style Design Awards competition is $1,475 (1 page) and additional pages are $1,240 each. See the Cost section below for more information.
Don't miss this opportunity to be acknowledged as a leader in fire station architecture and receive national recognition for you, your firm and your client.
Projects must have been completed since Jan. 1, 2009. Judges have requested only completed projects be submitted, as renderings are subject to change during approvals, budget adjustments and final construction.
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Closed for 2012
Closed for 2012
The entry fee to participate in the Station Style Design Awards competition is $1,475 (1 page) and additional pages are $1,240 each.
The fee covers judging expenses and the production, printing and distribution of the magazine to more than 47,800 fire service leaders.* The fee applies to all entries.
Void where prohibited by law.
The awards will recognize superlative work in six categories:
- Career Stations - Facilities staffing full-time fire and emergency personnel.
- Satellite Stations - Additional stations from headquarters or main offices.
- Volunteer/Combination Stations - Facilities for volunteer or combination departments.
- Shared Facilities - Fire and emergency response facilities combined with other agencies or organizations (such as police, local government offices or library).
- Station Renovation - Facilities that are redesigned, repurposed or upgraded.
- Training Facility - Facilities designed primarily for local, regional or state training programs.
Once you submit your initial entry form, we will email you with a list of all required portfolio materials, how to submit them, and the due date for those items.
The portfolio portion of your entry will include:
- Project description (200 words max.)
Space plans, including:
- Overall site plan
- Floor plan
- One 8 x 10-inch four-color overall exterior photo that captures the nature of the project
- Two additional 8 x 10-inch four-color exterior photographs
- Four 8 x 10-inch four-color interior photographs
- Up to three additional photos are optional
FIRE CHIEF reserves the right to reject those entries deemed not acceptable for publication.
A panel of architects and fire service executives will evaluate and select projects for publication, considering:
- Problem statement and technical specifications
- Architect's response to the program requirements
- Aesthetic characteristics of the solution
For a judge's perspective on the selection process, read the "Select Few" article.
Awards & Recognition
Category Citations: One to three awards will be presented in each entry category for projects that exhibit the most noteworthy features. Commemorative plaques will be awarded to winning firms.
Outstanding Buildings: To produce a comprehensive sourcebook, other exemplary designs will be recognized and selected for publication.
Extra Issues: Receive two free issues for each project published in the 2012 Station Style Awards edition. (View last year's Station Style Awards print issue.)
Bonus Distribution: The issue will be distributed at industry conferences throughout 2012 and 2013, including FIRE CHIEF's Station Style Conference.
Web exposure: Category winners will be showcased on the Web. (View an example of a Station Style Awards entry.)
Need More Information?
For additional questions or information, please contact Connie Fonseca at email@example.com