Each year AIA VT challenges young professionals living and working in New England to participate in an annual design competition. The competition is open to all emerging design professionals within 10 years of graduation or 5 years of licensure.
I hadn't participated prior, but it was my last opportunity to do so before becoming ineligible. And besides, this year's format seemed a bit more challenging (in a fun way), as participants were only able to charrette for three hours prior to presenting their final designs before a jury.
Although I didn't take the cake, I did receive an Honorable Mention for Ecological Design and part of the prize money!
Seven Days reported on the event and the article can be found here: Seven Days Article