The competition entries will  be open to young professionals up to the age of 35.

The rules will be similar to those currently in force with current IFLA Europe competitions.

Eligible competition participants

An eligible competition participant must be not older than 35 years of age (the year of birth is the deciding factor). For the 2016 competition candidates born in 1980 or thereafter are eligible. The participant must be a student/alumnus of a landscape architecture course or a practitioner in the field of landscape architecture. The participant must represent one of the countries in the region identified as the Council of Europe, or a country where an IFLA EUROPE National Association is present (The participant must be a citizen of one of these countries or, in other case, study (be enrolled in a landscape architecture program), be an alumnus of a university or work (for at least a year prior the competition opening date: April 10th 2016) in one of the countries listed above.)

Eligible competition entries

Competition entries in all categories (“pages”) are to be submitted solely via the website (please see the “Submit a Page” tab). “Pages” in all categories can include photographs, drawings, plans, visualisations and text. The participant (individual person or group) must be the author of all of the above-mentioned elements on every “page” uploaded. Each author (participant) is limited to one contribution in each of the categories (each author can submit competition entries for each of the categories to which they qualify for). The organisers of the competition reserve a right to choose entries for the post-competition publication (catalogue). For the technical specifications for a competition entry please follow the layout as explained here: IFLA_EU-competition-file-and-page-format2. These technical instruction should be respected by every participant but beyond these general guidelines the design of each submitted page may vary.

A chosen photo, drawing, visualisation should be also uploaded as a .jpg image (Min. 1 image, Max. 10). This image will “promote” your submission. Horizontal orientation preferred.

All the uploaded entries will be reviewed by an administrator before they become published on the website.

The language of the competition is English.

Categories

The enties will be in the following categories for Young Professionals (i,e those who are graduated but also students of post graduate diploma or masters programmes as per above i.e a student/alumnus of a landscape architecture course or a practitioner in the field of landscape architecture.)

A Sites: Projects based on a specific site but not built / realised.

B Realised Projects: Projects designed and constructed / realised by the entrant.

C Conceptual Projects /Ideas: Projects not based on a specific site and purely conceptual.

 IFLA EU Youth competition is now a yearly event, please click here to know more about the previous edition in 2013 and 2015 (and note it was biennial up to 2015).

Dates and deadlines

The competition is open to entries from 9th April 2016. The deadline for submitting contributions is 15st June 2016 12 pm. The results will be announced in September 2016.

10th of April: launch of the competition
Deadline for FAQ:24 of April
Answers to FAQ: 1st of Mai
15 of June: deadline (postponed : 30th of June)
15th of July : deadline for the People’s Choice Awards (vote on facebook)
Beginning of September: announcement of the winners

Each candidate (or group of persons) has to fulfill the following IFLA EU Youth competition application form and only send it to the following mail adresse : vpcommunicationiflaeurope@gmail.com
Please fill it on a digital way in order for us to avoid any mistake regarding your contact information.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to entries in each of the three categories. One “page” will be also selected for the “Grand Prix” award. The People’s Choice Award will be determined via voting on the IFLA EU Facebook fansite (regardless of category – a “page” with most “likes” at 12 midnight CET 15.07.2016). The entries will be posted after the end of the competition in order to give the same time for the public to judge.

Grand Prix (for one of the 3 category winners): the winning competition entry will be featured on the cover of a bespoke publication prepared for the competition. The publication will also include a separate section dedicated to the winning project and the winner.

Winner of each category: travel and accommodation to IFLA EUROPE’s General Assembly Event in Istanbul. For all the winners of 3 categories the costs of registration fee, flights (from Europe) and hotel expenses (one night) will be covered (one person will be covered for each winner individual or group).

People’s Choice Award: A separate section in the post-competition publication will be dedicated to the ‘People’s Choice Award’ winning project.

All works receiving awards will get significant publicity and European visibility though IFLA Europe related media.

Further advices:

1-    Would you like to submit in several categories you have to make a page and send us an application form for each entry! Please have understanding you have to make the following entries with another mail address. You are free for the file’s name, but please mention then the category.
If you apply as a group, the first person mentionned on the form would be, in the case of a nomination, invited for the price ceremony. There is no limit regarding the numbers of persons participating for one entry.

2-    Please read carefully these rules before contacting us. An incomplete submission will not be considered.
3-   Please check you spam folder if you do not receive a confirmation email from the competition website.
4-    You can consider your application as eligible if you see it in the competition entries on the website. This can take a few days before being proceeded. Thank your for understanding. Should it not be pusblished, please check your application form and your page to ensure that they  fulfill all the conditions of submission.