5 decembrie 2009


IFLA Student Design Competition

This competition is sponsored, directed organized by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture (CHSLA) for the 47th IFLA World Congress in Suzhou, China, 28-30 May 2010.
The objective of the competition is to recognize superior environmental design achievements made by students in Landscape Architecture programs. The 47h IFLA World Congress in Suzhou, China aims to encourage achievement of the highest standards in landscape architecture education worldwide. The competition invites submissions from students in Landscape Architecture programs or other allied disciplines (where a country or university does not include a formal Landscape Architecture program). Please visit the congress website http://www.ifla2010.cn/ to view the call for submissions, for details about the congress, and for registration information.

Competition Topic

The Congress theme is “Harmony and Prosperity---------Traditional Inheritance and Sustainable Development.” Entries must specifically address  the preservation, restoration or rehabilitation of urban historic sites in the countries in which students live and/or study, and demonstrate a creative approach and thinking in their projects, so that the value and spirit of the place are cherished and preserved, while satisfying the needs of modern society, such as accessibility, sustainability, etc.


1st Prize      GROUP HAN Prize for Landscape Architecture ($3,500 US, certificate)
2nd Prize     IFLA Zvi Miller Prize ($2,500 US, certificate)
3rd Prize      CHSLA Award ($1,000 US, certificate)

Jury Awards   9-15 selected entries (certificate)

Prizes will be awarded considering the following criteria:

1. Effective investigation of the competition topic;
2. Illustration of best methods for improving the standards and practices of landscape architecture;
3. Evidence of reflection and concern for environmental, cultural, historical, and other contextual issues;
4, Integration of both practical and aesthetic aspects of landscape architecture. 


The Competition is open to all students of Landscape Architecture, or allied discipline (where a country or university does not include a formal Landscape Architecture program). Both individual and group submissions will be accepted, and each student or group is permitted only one entry. Broad interdisciplinary submissions are welcomed. The number of members in each participating group shall not exceed five (5). Professional collaborators and associates of members of the jury, and their relatives up to the third degree, may not enter the competition.

Submission Requirements

Submissions must adhere to the following or they will be disqualified:

1. Entries must take the form of four (4) boards as PDF (Portable Document Format) files which when printed at 100% size would be 45 cm X 90 cm. These PDFs shall be sent as a CDRom. The four board PDFs shall not identify names, faculty sponsors, or schools of teams. Please enclose a fifth PDF file consisting of the completed Declaration of Eligibility. Please also label the CD with your name, school, and project title.
2. PDFs must be titled to indicate a numerical order in which they are to be seen if mounted.
3. The PDFs must include all project information including text, which shall be in English. Text shall be minimal, but provide a clear and concise description of the intentions of the project, special issues or considerations, approach and methods, and concepts.
4. Prints and three-dimensional objects will be disqualified.
5. Legends, captions and all other text associated with the submission shall be in English.
6. As entries are received, serial numbers will be assigned, and entries shall be referred to by number to ensure anonymity during the judging.
7. Submissions received after the deadline date will not be admitted regardless of their postmark date.
Direct any questions regarding the competition, to:
Prof. Xiaoming Liu, 2010 IFLA Student Competition Director,

Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture
9 Sanlihe Road, Beijing 100835
T: +86-(0)10-88 08 25 68  F: +86-(0)10-58 93 39 18  E: ifla2010@yahoo.cn

Mailing address for CD submissions:
Mr. Yanrong Fu
Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture
9 Sanlihe Road, Beijing 100835,China

T: +86-(0)10-88 08 25 68  F: +86-(0)10-58 93 39 18  E: ifla2010@yahoo.cn


The panel of judges will consist of five members from IFLA and the local organizing committee, or their appointees.

Competition Rules

Participation in the Competition implies unconditional acceptance of the Competition Rules.
All Competition entries are the property of IFLA-CHSLA. Entries will not be returned to the authors.
The works submitted by competition entrants will be placed on exhibition for the duration of the 47th IFLA World Congress, and may be also exhibited elsewhere at the discretion of the IFLA/ CHSLA organizing committee.
IFLA-CHSLA retains the right of duplication and publication of any or all materials submitted to the Competition, and there shall be no obligation whatsoever to the entrants, beyond acknowledging the authorship of the works exhibited or published.
Submissions received after the deadline date will not be admitted regardless of their postmark date.
All postage and delivery charges are the responsibility of the entrants. IFLA/CHSLA will not be responsible for customs or related fees. C.O.D. shipments will not be accepted.

All entrants are absolutely forbidden to have their submissions (or any part thereof) published in any way prior to notification of the jury's final decision.
The jury shall preside over the competition, and is the sole arbiter at all levels until the final attribution of prizes. All decisions of the jury are final.
The winner of the Group Han Prize for Landscape Architecture, the Zvi Miller Prize, and CHSLA Award shall be announced by the IFLA President upon recommendation of the jury.
All disputes related to the competition that cannot be resolved by the jury shall be settled through arbitration by the 47th IFLA World Congress Executive Committee, who shall appoint an arbitration panel to settle any disputes.
Entrants are forbidden from requesting any information from members of the jury.

Important Dates

 October 2009
 publication of competition guidelines and rules
 31 March 2010
 deadline for delivery of competition submissions to congress host.
 April 2010
 jury session and notification of winning teams or individuals
 27-30 May 2010
Selected competition submissions on exhibit at the  47th  IFLA World Congress
 30 May 2010
 presentation of prizes at the closing ceremony, the 47th IFLA World Congress

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