The awards were announced at a ceremony hosted at the London headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects. SOM collaborates with RIBA in selecting the recipients. Students who compete for RIBA's President's Medal are eligible for the SOM Foundation's UK Award, and both Gin and Lim were shortlisted for this year's medals. One of the most prestigious accolades in architectural education, the RIBA President’s Medal recognizes outstanding work by architectural students enrolled at UK-accredited schools and encourages architectural debate worldwide. The first medal was awarded in 1836. Recipients of the SOM Foundation Award receive £1,250 in the form of a travel fellowship. One award is given to a student who has completed Part 1 of their UK architectural education, and the other to a student who has completed Part 2. The SOM jury comprises the Design Director of the SOM London office, Kent Jackson, and several professionals from the UK architectural community. The Head of Education Projects for RIBA is present during the jury proceedings.