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The Inter-Institutional Flooding Group: How to Prevent Flooding
Film Ideas Competition

How to prevent flooding film competition

IMPORTANT NOTE

The deadline for entering this competition was changed and a brief with the updated deadline was made available on 9 December. The new deadline is Friday 6 February and shortlisted films will be shown at Ecobuild 2015. The announcement of the winner will also be made at Ecobuild 2015.

Why do we keep spending money putting homes and lives back together when we could spend it more effectively preventing the problem?

This competition aims to stimulate debate, and discover great ideas, about how to prevent flooding and entrants are asked to explain and demonstrate their ideas on film.

The Competition

The How to Prevent Flooding ideas competition invites entrants to send their best initiatives on how to prevent flooding and communicate their ideas through the medium of film.

Entrants are asked to consider how solutions can be found to avoid or address flooding, by incorporating approaches to resilience into proposals. Entrants can choose either a general idea or respond to any location in the UK or overseas.

For this exercise, entrants should not necessarily be constrained by restrictions including current planning law and land ownership issues. The design ideas should innovate, inspire and challenge, but entrants are encouraged to consider the practicalities of realising their scheme.

Eight films will be shortlisted and be featured as part of the Landscape Institute’s Re-thinking the Urban Landscape exhibition at Ecobuild 2015.

Prizes for the top four films will also be awarded and these will be announced during Ecobuild.

Competition Brief

Download the competition brief here

Judging criteria

• To improve resilience to flooding
• Enhance ecosystems
• Addressing the impact of climate change
• Create jobs
• Mitigate flood risk
• Mitigate water pollution
• Reduce demand on the mains water supply
• Improve connections between land and water
• Provokes debate and thinking about good practice

Judges

The shortlisting panel will include representatives from the IIFG member organisations

Prizes

First Prize: £2,000
Second Prize: £1,000
Runners up x 2: £500

Timetable

Submission deadline: 5 pm, Friday 6 February 2015
Announcement of shortlist: w/c Monday 16 February
Announcement of winner: w/c Monday 2 March

Registration

To register please e-mail Sabina Mohideen, SabinaM@landscapeinstitute.org, to confirm your intention to enter. You will be sent your unique reference number (which must be included on your Entry Form) in response and this will confirm that your registration is successful. Please allow a minimum of three working days for responses.

 

Capability Brown Festival Design Ideas Competition

Moccas Park - competition site

The Capability Brown Festival Design Ideas Competition is part of the series of activities planned to celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's birth.

Full information on the Capability Brown Festival can be found here.

The competition is looking for contemporary design ideas inspired by Capability Brown's work. The winning designs will be used to inform what is implemented on ground at a real site - Moccas Registered Park and Garden, with lessons to pass on to other sites.

Competition Brief

Download the competition brief here*

*Please note that the site visit on 10 December has been cancelled.

Supporting Information to accompany the brief:

Map 1 Competition Site
Map 2 Designations 1
Map 3 Designations 2
Map 4 Priority Habitats
Map 5 Aerial Photograph - pre-felling
Moccas - an English Deer Park edited by T Harding and Tom Wall English Nature 2000 extracts-Reading the Landscape
Hereford Archaeology Report No 346
Natural England Historic designed landscapes contribution to ecosystem services
Competition site photographs

A basic base plan survey of the competition site is included in the Hereford Archaeology Report 346.

Questions and Answers

FAQs will be posted in response to entrant queries on the Landscape Institute website and updated regularly.

Entry information

The competition is open to all. Entrants can submit as individuals or part of a team. Prizes are given in two categories and detailed below.

Category 1 - Student (entrants in this category must be registered as student members of the Landscape Institute)

First Prize: £2,500

Second Prize: £1,500

Runners up prize x2: £500 each

Category 2 - Open to all

First Prize: £2,500

Second Prize: £1,500

Runners up prize x2: £500 each

Timetable

Final submission date 30th Sept 2015
Sifting panel October 2015
Judging November 2015
Announcement December 2015
Exhibition and published 2016 dates tbc

Registration

To register for the competition, please e-mail Sabina Mohideen at SabinaM@landscapeinstitute.org. You will be sent a Unique Reference Number (URN), that must be included on the Entry Form that accompanies your submission. The Entry Form is given as part of the brief. Receipt of your Unique Reference Number acts as confirmation that your registration has been successful. Please allow for a minimum of three working days from when you register to receive your URN. It is advised that you register as early as possible to avoid delays.

Judging

The competition will be judged according to the judging criteria by a specialist panel from Natural England, English Heritage, the Landscape Institute and from the landscape profession.

 

RIBA-LI Centenary Square competition

Centenary Square

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED: International design competition for the regeneration of Centenary Square in Birmingham

Architects and designers are being offered the chance to play a key role in the regeneration of one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces, through a competition launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

Following the successful completion of the Library of Birmingham (shortlisted for the Stirling Prize 2014) and the planned changes around the edges of Centenary Square, the time is now right to regenerate this important space into a cultural hub and desirable square for the city.


Eligibility

The competition is open to registered architects, landscape architects, urban designers and students of these disciplines worldwide.


How to enter

Stage one of the competition will require digital submissions only, with five concept designs then being shortlisted for further development at the second stage. Each shortlisted designer will receive an honorarium of £5,000 + VAT and be invited to present their designs for public consultation and then to the judging panel in March 2015.

For further details and to enter please visit the RIBA competitions page.

The closing date for receiving first stage entries is 2 December by 2pm.

 


Page last updated 15 December 2014

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Contact

The LI Competitions Office organises international landscape architecture and urban design competitions for a variety of clients and project types.

For further information please contact Events and Competitions Manager Sabina Mohideen or phone 020 7685 2647.

See our previous competitions

 

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