In order to simplify and improve the awards process in Scotland, the RIAS Council, in agreement with the RIBA, established a new, 'one-stop', submission process in 2012. Entries submitted will be eligible to win the new RIAS Awards and Special Category Awards, RIBA Awards for Scotland and RIBA Special Awards.

RIAS Award winners will also be eligible for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award. RIBA Award winners will be eligible for the RIBA Stirling Prize. Only one submission and one entry fee per project submitted is required.