. . . the design commmunity and the general public . . . Nominated projects should have initiated within the last two or three years and have been completed by the time of the nomination (except 25-year category nominations).The deadline for submission is August 28th. Judging by a jury set to include Chicago architect Jackie Koo as well as DE members will take place September 11, with the actual awards given out at a date in October.
You can get more info and download the nomination entry form here.